SWEET HOME CHICAGO

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 22 December, 2010

        I’ll be Home for Christmas
             A Chicago Style Review         
          Le Labo Baie Rose 26 Eau de Parfum

    “I’ll be home for Christmas. You can count on me”. These are the words of a very popular Christmas song that I love hearing it be song by Barbra Streisand. Yes, I will be home for Christmas in Chicago for so many reasons.

  I know there are the blistering winds of what Chicago is known for and that is the “Windy City” but there are other exclusives to Chicago. There are the lights all along Michigan Avenue that beam the streets of high end stores and boutiques. Then there is the Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights parade that draws hundreds of people each year who watch the sensational fireworks display after the parade.

  There is another EXCLUSIVE to Chicago, courtesy of Le Labo Parfum. Le Labo Parfum is a French perfume company from Grasse with boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo. This French perfumery is known for freshly hand manufacturing high end fragrances composed by some of the world’s best perfumers.

  Baie Rose 26 Eau de Parfum composed by Frank Voekl who created this scent to represent the uplifting rhythm of jazz that is so prevalent in Chicago neighborhoods.

  This exclusive fragrance to Chicago is filled with fragrant notes that add a musical flair and a lingering sensation with every beat. These notes are ambrox, clove pepper, rose, baie rose, musk, cedar and aldehyde.

 What makes Chicago’s jazz scene so rich is the diverse cultures that come together for the last 30 years or more to the Chicago Jazz Festival.

 The Chicago Jazz Festival last about four days on the Lakefront and features some of the most sort after artist such as “Chi-Town’s own, Ramsey Lewis, Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble and many others. So, if you love traditional Christmas songs and instrumental Christmas songs from Kenny G, then Baie Rose 26 Eau de Parfum is ideal for you.

 Come home for Christmas and go to Barneys New York in Chicago where Baie Rose 26 is exclusively sold and find the musical olfactory composition that brings Chicago together.

 Note: “Chi-Town” is a slang word for Chicago. Chicago is known for its rich and diverse culture.

 Purchase: 100 ml  $400.00; 50 ml $260.00 lelabofragrances.com, Barney’s New York in Chicago 15 East Oak Street, for information contact info-chicago@barneys.com

 Photo Credits: Photo of Musgrave Chicago Jazz Festival (1980) posterplus.com/assets/images; Chicago in winter anatkramer.com; Photo of Baie Rose 26 Eau de Parfum, courtesy of Le Labo Parfum.




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