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February 11, 2012
I closed my eyes, inhaled gently and imagined hard, but the Timonium traffic din quickly short-circuited the conceit that placed me at the Inner Harbor. How silly; maybe more than most, I knew the lovely nutmeg scent wafting downwind from the McCormick plant two miles north hadn't perfumed the downtown air for over two decades. On Dec. 8, 1988, the McCormick Spice Company announced it would abandon its landmark Inner Harbor building and the Rouse Company would tear it down. The lawsuit I filed and the "Demolition Makes No Scents" campaign I spearheaded for Baltimore Heritage quickly turned legions of citizens into historic preservationists.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 7, 2014
"This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens. Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on Saturday, May 10, a $200-a-ticket, black-tie fundraiser for the gardens, one of Baltimore's biggest seasonal tourist attractions. But she could just as easily have been referring to Guilford's ambitious centennial celebration that began last year.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2006
NOTHING ELSE A WOMAN -- or man -- wears is quite so complex, suggestive or memory-laden as scent. Perfume styles come and go, and what seems new is often just a recycling of past successes. But attitudes are changing about scent, and with those changes are some genuinely new trends. Who would have guessed even five years ago that a rap star would have this year's biggest prestige fragrance launch -- for men or women? Personal fragrance is a paradoxical business. Sometimes it seems as if it's all about fancy packaging and overwrought marketing.
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Gardeners attack the spring with energy and enthusiasm, adding lots of color, bulbs, perennials, flowering trees and shrubs. We wilt in the summer heat, and by fall we barely have the spirit for a pot of mums. Winter, we think, is for catalogs by the fire. It's also when you stop working in the garden and just think about it. Not so for Christine Killian of Annapolis and Alice Ryan of Easton. Both gardeners have made it a point to create winter interest in their gardens, if for no other reason than they want something lovely to look at from the warmth of the house.
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By Robin Givhan and Robin Givhan,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 20, 1990
Aspiring ballerinas dream of dancing a pas de deux with him. Theater critics praised his Broadway performance in "Metamorphosis," saying he made an engaging bug. Educated noses have said that his fragrance, Misha, is one of the most refreshing in a glut of celebrity perfumes.Mikhail Baryshnikov was in Detroit recently to talk about Misha, to promote it and to sell it. But, no matter what the topic of conversation, Mr. Baryshnikov always speaks of grace and elegance in the way he sits relaxed on a sofa or reaches for a cup of coffee -- cream and one sugar.
FEATURES
By Katy O'Donnell and Katy O'Donnell,Sun reporter | October 4, 2007
For nearly three years, Aerin Lauder left a scent in her wake that people she knew couldn't get enough of. She smelled of gardenias and tuberose flowers, wearing a fragrance created exclusively for her. Now, others can get their hands on the Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia perfume, which costs $65 to $300. Yesterday, Lauder, granddaughter of Estee Lauder - the founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name, greeted customers from behind the Estee Lauder counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, promoting the fragrance she created as a tribute to her late grandmother.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2000
Susan Wagner says that she had no way of knowing that the fragrance her mother gave her as a Christmas present in 1996 was meant for cats. The 36-year-old sales clerk from Marriottsville says she thought it was perfume and sprayed it on herself. What she says happened next has led to a prolonged and bitter battle in Baltimore County Circuit Court over her alleged injuries. The battle began in early 1999 when Wagner filed a $120,000 negligence suit against the manufacturer and escalated a year later with the filing of a $3 million countersuit.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
Procter & Gamble Co. said yesterday that it will try to sell a few smaller fragrance lines managed from its Hunt Valley cosmetics headquarters so it can concentrate on its flagship Giorgio, Hugo Boss and Laura Biagiotti perfumes.A sale wouldn't reduce Hunt Valley's employment of 1,600, said spokeswoman Kimberly L. Stewart. About a dozen people in finance or marketing for the brands will be shifted to P&G's cosmetics business, she said.The perfumes to be sold are NaVy, NaVy for Men, Jaclyn Smith's California, California for Men, Incognito, Le Jardin and Toujours Moi. All are produced by outside contractors in other parts of the country, Stewart said, so production here won't be affected.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2005
Fragrance is a necessity on days you don't have time to shower. -- Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who is developing her own fragrance, presumably not from ceasing to shower
FEATURES
By Valli Herman and Valli Herman,Dallas Morning News | November 18, 1993
Fred Hayman has a nose for scents that summarize an era.Hayman is the one-time hotelier who in 1981 unleashed Giorgio, a powerful scent redolent of '80s excesses. While that fragrance made him rich enough to retire forever to his Malibu estate, he's back year after year with more hopefuls.With the national launch this fall of his fifth fragrance, Fred Hayman's Touch, he has established a reputation as a contender in the highly competitive fragrance industry. But he's not always winning the match.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Create a fragrance that smells heroic with a touch of villainy - that's what Andrew Levine's Lutherville company set out to do. Considering the name on the bottle, it makes sense. The new Stan Lee's Signature Cologne trades on the geek popularity of a comic-book-industry icon who had a hand in creations spanning the good-evil continuum - from Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men to Loki, Magneto and Doctor Doom. Lee wanted the fragrance to smell like they would smell.
BUSINESS
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
Mei Xu, the Marylander behind the White House-approved Chesapeake Bay Candle, has unveiled a new collection of candles and diffusers, Alassis. The line, which features hand-blown artisanal candles, ranges in price from $3.95 for tin candles to $29.95 for reed diffusers and glass candles. There are eight scents, including honeysuckle and lily, black currant and rosewood, and amber and vanilla. The company promotes the entire collection as "conceptualized, designed and poured in Maryland.
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By Donna Ellis | May 9, 2012
One of the most delightful things about learning to cook is learning how herbs, which are virtually calorie free, can enhance even the simplest basic main ingredients, helping us achieve ever more kudos from the dear ones in our lives whose lot it is to consume what we've created in the kitchen. Our store of dried herbs (and we all have them in the pantry) are fine, as long as the bottle they're in isn't decades old. And, indeed, a teaspoon of relatively new dried herbs can do the job of a tablespoon of minced fresh herbs.
NEWS
February 11, 2012
I closed my eyes, inhaled gently and imagined hard, but the Timonium traffic din quickly short-circuited the conceit that placed me at the Inner Harbor. How silly; maybe more than most, I knew the lovely nutmeg scent wafting downwind from the McCormick plant two miles north hadn't perfumed the downtown air for over two decades. On Dec. 8, 1988, the McCormick Spice Company announced it would abandon its landmark Inner Harbor building and the Rouse Company would tear it down. The lawsuit I filed and the "Demolition Makes No Scents" campaign I spearheaded for Baltimore Heritage quickly turned legions of citizens into historic preservationists.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2012
Lately, it seems you don't have to be anywhere near a garden to stop and smell the roses. Smell is the latest way that businesses are attempting to woo customers, whether it be the scented candles at Hampden shop In Watermelon Sugar, the vanilla and cloves wafting through the air at Williams-Sonoma, or the pungent smell of colognes at trendy clothing chains. Technology to spread the scents have become more elaborate and includes a device that pumps fragrances through ventilation systems.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, b | August 2, 2011
Derek Jeter has two. Britney Spears? Ten. Beyoncé, Antonio Banderas, Sarah Jessica Parker? They're all part of the club. Yes, we're talking celebrity fragrances, which have recently reached new levels of saturation (figuratively and literally - ever sit next to someone wearing Spears' Midnight Fantasy?). Shockingly, stars are jumping on board because this stuff is big business. Jeter's cologne, Driven, raked in $27 million in sales last year, according to Forbes . We'll give you a second to take that in. Still with us?
FEATURES
By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | January 15, 1998
My wife claims to be a "nose," someone with a discriminating sense of smell. Last week I found a bottle of one of my favorite after-shave lotions in the back of my closet. It has probably been two years since I received it as a gift.My wife says it smells stale and claims fragrances go off after a time. It smells OK to me, and since fragrances have a high percentage of alcohol I'm wondering how they could go stale. Who's right?Annette Green of the Fragrance Foundation tells me that a fragrance kept in a tightly closed bottle in a cool, dark closet should be OK for three to four years.
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By N.Y. Times News Service | June 19, 1991
When the designer Vicky Tiel introduced her fragrance last year, it was a big hit among Saudi Arabians in Paris but it was less than acceptable to the Saudi government.The perfume's bottle, which featured a stopper in the shape of a nude, turned out to be too risque for Saudi Arabian customs officials, who impounded the first shipments after the end of the war in the Persian Gulf.Tiel has redesigned the bottle, eliminating the naked touches. She expects to sell $1 million worth of fragrance in Saudi Arabia this year.
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2010
If ever there was a season to revel in, it's autumn. In September and October, when the days grow shorter and the temperature dips, people start reaching for wool and corduroy and velvet — all the deeply tactile ways to celebrate the season. They mothball the shorts, sundresses and sandals, and wrap themselves in sweaters, scarves and jackets. But why should they stop there? These days, it's more than possible to bring the house in on the change of seasons, too. The home fashion world is warming to the idea that people want to update their furnishings — at least a little bit — to reflect what's going on with the calendar, particularly when it comes to fall.
TRAVEL
By Los Angeles Times | January 25, 2009
Airlines need to tell passengers not to bathe in their stinky perfume. I am not allergic to perfume, but it is torture having to sit near heavy-perfume wearers all through a flight. It's not just women; men are just as bad about using too much. Also, some deodorants are far too strong. Is there any way to get the word out to people? Based on science and sociology alone, your chances stink when it comes to stopping what you consider an airborne invasion. But not completely. Some businesses, schools, even hospitals have instituted fragrance-free policies because they are concerned about reactions to odors.
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