~JULIA ZANGRILLI . . FORT GANSEVOORT – S Bar
JULIA ZANGRILLI – ARTISANAL PERFUMER
2ND FLOOR – S BAR
NOV 11 – JAN 10, 2016
FORT GANSEVOORT – 5 NINTH AVE, MEATPACKING DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN NYC
NOVA PERFUMER . . . JULIA ZANGRILLI
at her unisex custom scent ‘pop-up’ shop at FORT GANSEVOORT, on the second floor – S Bar.
“JULIA ZANGRILLI . . . began as a self-taught perfumer, instinctually mixing custom scents for friends in her home lab. in 2011 she attended the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, in France, where she developed an understanding for the oil dynamics & chemistry behind fragrance composition. Julia then began to develop custom fragrances that she could tailor to an individual’s taste & body chemistry using only high quality phthalate-free materials. This marked the beginning of her company NOVA.
She has since released a retail fragrance named CHAKRA, and done collaborations with OPENING CEREMONY, ANNA SHEFFIELD & LOUP CHARMANT. She will be releasing a series of musks with URBAN OUTFITTERS shortly.” ~ gallery press release
“JULIA ZANGRILLI will set up a unisex custom scent bar inspired by the collaborative & entrepreneurial atmosphere surrounding Fort Gansevoort & she will also host astrological fragrance-making workshops & natural raw material classes where attendees will leave with custom eau de parfums.” ~ gallery press release
KATE, a Capricorn, a more grounded version of a hoof-footed Zodiak beast . . and not one to follow impulse alone !! was very very attracted to the NOVA CAPRICORN fragrance, and hopes to go back and score a customized version.
while I, being an alpha Aires !! and a hoof-footed animal too, bye the way, but definite not ‘grounded’, more like forging new paths on the teetery-top of the mountain heights !! was totally . . set on fire, as I approached the NOVA Aires offering – at the beginning of the counter.
literally, my body chemistry went up at least 10 fiery degrees !!
a vial costs about $125. something like that. and in fact, when you purchase it from Julia in person at Fort Gansevoort, she will even custom tweak it to your own chemistry, and I guess, inner Zodiac being !!
absolutely chic. absolutely tres, in fact pretty completely reasonable . . . for a custom high quality blend that works so well, and delivers such – magic !!
I also really liked how, in the midst of such a highly, as in . . well-designed, albeit craft/artisanal/fashion presentation, the labels were . . . in a ‘hand-lettered’ font style.
and, seemingly with a sharpie, at that.
they might even have been . . hand-lettered.
gorgeous, magical . . or what ?!! and hand-letterd, !! how brave new world !!
and I mean that most sincerely, with designer fonts so easily available via digital world – all things done-by-hand seem to have gotten off to a brand new start, a new life.
at one time, hand-lettered signs were such a no no, I cannot not even begin to tell you.
so, such Aires . . thought-cloud, or what !!
LEO !! the Lion apparently gets . . on fire, too.
bring out the – claws !!
and, get your inner fire on – with NOVA, fer sure.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH