The Dry Down

  • April 04, 2017 You Are Invited: The Dry Down LIVE

    *Hello perfume friends and lovers -- we are writing today with a short special announcement: WE ARE PUTTING ON OUR FIRST LIVE PERFUME SALON

  • March 28, 2017 The Dry Down #8 / Spritzing On a Jet Plane

    * Hello friends. Both of us are traveling this week on much-needed getaways from seasonally-depressive New York (Rachel is off to sunny Los Angeles to gorge on macrobiotic bowls and read trashy novels...

  • March 21, 2017 The Dry Down #7: The Sunday Six / Gourmands

    *Hello again and welcome to *The Sunday Six, which we realize we are sending out on a Wednesday this week*. We know, we know. We need to get our shit together. But in the meantime, FORGIVE US. Just to...

  • February 27, 2017 The Dry Down #6: Special Oscars Edition

    Hello! It is Oscar Sunday and we are here with a special Sunday Six all about perfumes and film. Well, specifically, perfumes to go with each Best Picture nominee (and a few more). We split them up th...

  • February 13, 2017 The Dry Down #5: The Sunday Six / Jasmines

    Hello from New York (where Rachel is and it is sleeting and soggy) and Paris (where Helena is this week, and where it is currently crisp and dark), and welcome to The Sunday Six. We will be sending ou...

  • February 08, 2017 The Dry Down #4 (RS)

    *Hello all! Sorry for the lull between letters. Helena was in Paris (with the flu! The worst way to be in Paris!) and we had some existential debates about perfume in the wake of all that is happening...

  • January 03, 2017 The Dry Down #3

    I have never been particularly feminine, or at least not feminine in the right way. There is a kind of woman who knows all the secrets of clothing and makeup, a woman who has a mother who is also real...

  • December 20, 2016 The Drydown #2: The Gift Guide

    *A note on the below: We decided to pick five scents each to recommend. As it turns out, we had more to say about each scent than we thought (LOL, us). We considered breaking this letter up into two c...

  • December 07, 2016 The Dry Down #1

    Today I smell like a horse. Well, more like the idea of a horse. I am wearing a fragrance called Equus No 8 , which came out last...