Last night I attended the perfume festival hosted by Nordstrom. The event is offered twice a year (March and November) where vendors from various fragrance lines will showcase their products.
I’ve been going to the perfume festival every year, but I’ve got to say that last night was the best! I brought a good friend of mine who has a great sense of humor and charming personality. He made new friends with sales people and some customers shortly after we arrived. Beside of browsing through each perfume stand, we spent most of time at Tom Ford counter chatting with people we just met, sampling perfume, and doing nails (which my friend skipped). I came to the realization of what makes such event great is not just the products they are selling, it’s the people you meet and interact with while you are there.
I have to admit that champagne treat never fails to work its magic on me. After over five rounds of champagne refills I bought more than what I was there for. Beside of a new Gucci Premiere perfume gift set, I got a new eyeshadow from Chanel, and a new nail color from Tom Ford. And my friend, after chatting with the lovely ladies (Amy, Jana, Tatiana, and Dinka) at Tom Ford counter, he got his new favorite cologne and enjoyed his new scent throughout the entire night. He also bought Guerlain ‘Liu Holiday Collection’ Perfumed Shimmer Powder, thanks to my favorite perfume specialist’s (Richard) suggesion. And I’ve got to say this shimmer powder is just as fabulous as its container!
If you already plan on purchasing any perfume, this event is technically free for you. The amount you paid for the ticket ($15) can be redeemed as credit towards your perfume purchases at the event. It’s a chance for you to mingle with friends, sample perfume, sip on champagne, and enjoy light appetizers. If you don’t plan on buying anything, I wouldn’t suggest you to attend the event, because the ticket is not cheap for just browsing perfume stands.