The Jason Wu Effect

I had the greatest invitation to #JasonWu VIP Fragrance dinner hosted by Dave Lackie at Canoe restaurant located in centre of downtown Toronto . This event was the launch of Jason Wu’s  very first perfume titled Jason Wu.Upon arrival I was greeted by Dave who is always the most gracious host and makes everyone feel comfortable.I should say the first is also the incredible view of the city that the 54 th floor ,that only the Canoe can provide! It was breathtaking! Secondly, the displays of Jason perfume are scattered throughout the room amongst the white flowers that have the notes in his perfume.

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Worker bees and friends @cookiegigan and @Bethanderson

Before taking it all in I was greeted by a lovely waiter carrying a tray of signature cocktails especially for this event. They were one of the tastiest drinks I have ever had!  The blush colour is reminiscent of Jason Wu perfume!Its these kind of details that Dave can put into an event like no one else can.

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I had not had the privilege of smelling this perfume until that day and it is so pretty and light and is floral. Jason Wu had created this Fragrance with his childhood in mind growing up in Taiwan..His memories of jasmine vines were a steadfast presence and is so prevalent in his perfume.It has notes of pink pepper, fig, freesia, peony and musk. The combination of these notes are incredible and it really does have its own uniqueness. Now, The Bottle!!!! I cannot believe the substantial presence of this bottle. Yes it has its own presence because it is a piece of art in itself! It is thick one inch rectangular that is perfectly smooth even on the bottom, an aspect Jason was adamant about as he didn’t want the bottom of the bottle to have any lines showing the connection. A design detail that Perfumer Frank Voelkl and manufacturer executed to perfection, no lines!!! The 90 ml bottle is massive and is  topped with a gold circle and the combination of the smooth rectangular and circular gold lid is absolute perfection.

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Dinner was wonderful!! The Canoe focuses on a Canadiana menus . My vegetarian diet allowed my tastes to flourish with a green bean salad starter followed by roasted vegetables entree, fresh  Niagara fruit on crème fraîche.

I had made my dress waiting for the right occasion to wear it and this was it! It was important for me to meet Jason Wu in my own design to perhaps make me feel encouraged that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself! It was comfortable and elegant at the same time!

It was a evening that brings familiar faces and new faces together to celebrate beauty in all its glory, this Jason  Wu Fragrance dinner was no exception! I think our senses were heightened in anticipation of meeting with this uber famous fashion designer that now can add perfumer to his already extraordinary career. Having had his dresses worn by Michele Obama, then First Lady of USA and so many famous people, the excitement was tangible. He was lovely and well spoken and we were lucky enough to have a picture taken with him. Each guest received a magnificent 90 ml bottle of Jason Wu to take home.It is a memory I will have forever!!! Thank you Dave Lackie!!!! And thank you to Cookie Gigan and Beth Anderson for this opportunity! Grateful, grateful,grateful!! Thank you!!

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Love StoryChloe Eau Sensuelle

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Chloe VIP Breakfast

I had the greatest pleasure attending the Dave Lackie VIP twitter followers event for Chloe’s LoveStory Eau Sensuelle perfume. This event was so closely detailed to the colours, flowers, gift bag tissue paper were reminiscent of the perfume bottle and notes that it created a scene that made you feel like you were in Paris. The venue was the Colette Cafe Grande whose architectural features were light and so ethereal that it created the happiest atmosphere I have ever seen.

Tables were lined with soft peachy hued flowers and the Love Story perfume bottles were under glass domes with a pale peach rose. Wow! Theses details were one of many that helped tell a story, a Love Story!!

We  were fortunate to have Dave Lackie and Diane Sonnenberg tell us this story. The bottle shape was inspired by a lock but not just any lock , a lock from the famous The Pont Des Arts! Thousands of padlocks are encased in that bridge as a symbol of love from around the world.

This perfume is light and feminine! It has its steadfast scent of orange blossom that is sweeter with notes of vanilla along with sandalwood. I can you it is divine!It has become my new go to perfume!!

There was a choice of breakfast entrees Buttermilk Pancakes or Eggs Benedict. I had the most delicious eggs Benedict with probably the best roasted potatoes I’ve ever had along with roasted tomatoes!!For dessert I had Petit Four with fresh fruits.

As if all this incredibly beautiful breakfast and great company and Speakers were not enough we were given a gift bag full of goodies. A 50 ml bottle of Chloe Love Story ,Sloane Blood Orange Oolong Tea, a Chloe notepad with a pouch containing a book mark in the shape of Chloe Love Story bottle and two light pink hued macaroons .Like I said, details, so  many beautiful details help telling this Love Story.

YSL MonParis Event hosted by Dave Lackie

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With Dave Lackie, host and creator of this beautiful event!
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YSL MonParis table

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The lovely Aziza Amir YSL fragrance marketing expert!

YSL #MonParis The Star of the show

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The star of the event, YSL MonParis perfume.

Breakfast was delicious!

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Organic poached eggs Benedict

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Infused watermelon and preserved strawberry

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Raspberry and dark chocolate macarons

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MonParis bottles and bows filled the room

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YSL bow tie or Lavalliere !

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YSL MonParis gift box