Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving 2011

My Hand Turkey this year is made up of Byredo perfume samples—founder Ben Gorham gave them to me last week (more on him soon), and I brought them to my parents’ house for the holiday to play around with. No way I’m putting my big round bottle of Accord Oud through airport security. In fact, I’m doing a little experiment over these next few days—samples and travel sized products only. On the menu: Dr. Alkaitis’ Travel Kit (I’m excited for the packets of powder masks), tiny trial bottles from new organic skin care line Vered, and the “It Kit” from vbeauté, a luxury product collection created in response to that dreaded 3.3 ounce liquid carry-on allowance.

As I sit (and maybe you too?) with a chalky face mask on later today, eating my third slice of pecan pie, trying to convince my family to go see the new Twilight and trying not to think about ex-boyfriends as Adult Alternative FM radio plays in the background (Snow Patrol “Chasing Cars”...), I’ll be thankful for a very good year. Thanks to all the ITG readers and supporters, and to Michael & Ilana, my partners-in-crime who keep the site looking swanky and who keep me sane. And whether or not you’re in the US, I urge you to do as I do in the next few hours and get sentimental over a gooey dessert item. You’ll thank me/hate me later.

From left to right: Rose Noir, Green, Accord Oud, and M/Mink

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  • http://hautenbas.tumblr.com/ de haut en bas

    so jealous!! i would love to try byredo, its just soo expensive to get it to germany :( happy thanksgiving to you, emily! i adore your site!!

  • Ella

    Ben Gorham!? Next week?!

    I wait with bated breath!!!!

  • mlle p

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for the many great posts! It's only 9 a.m. here but I am already thinking of the pie...

  • truly

    My family doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving :-( wish I was part of someone else's family. Thinking of going to the bar. Is Bloomingdales open?

  • http://www.lipstickfashionmascara.com Carmen

    Love it! Occord Oud is one of my Byredo faves. I have Bal D'Afrique on my dresser as we sepak! Enjoy your holiday!

  • Shruti

    love your site. have you tried the travalo, or any sort of perfume atomizer? love them!

  • http://guestofaguest.com/tag/why-dont-you-channel/ katherine

    could NOT be more obsessed w. byredo m/mink-- and happy thanksgiving!!! your site is marvelous for those of us w. a high sartorial quotient but embarrassingly bereft of beauty knowledge..

  • http://www.theblossomshed.blogspot.com The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog

    I can't wait to try Byredo, they sound so interesting!

  • Iggy

    Love me some 'Tulipe'


  • http://virtuallystunning.blogspot.com David

    Happy Thanksgiving! ^.^

  • Clemence

    How can people in NY get Byredo?

    • Liz

      Hi Clemence- Barneys carries the bulk of the Byredo line on the lower level.

      Hope this helps!


      • Clemence

        Many thanks Liz!

  • Nina

    David Jones in Melbourne carries this line of perfumes, for any Australian ITTG fans.
    I love the Gypsy water! But honestly every scent in this range is perfect, its hard to pick a favourite. The packaging is great also - the thick heavy glass and minimalist labels make the bottle itself a work of art!!


  • Amanda Karvelsson

    I love you Emily! XOXO

  • http://ofstrangersensibilities.blogspot.com Joy

    Love Byredo! I can't wait for the post. Happy thanksgiving!

  • http://www.nosygirl.net elizabeth

    I know your samples came from Ben Gorham himself, but I wonder if Barneys has them now... The sales associates at my local Barneys (in Boston) have suggested that Byredo samples don't exist. Are they a new thing? Or do my local Barneys SAs just not want me to smell Byredo (seems unlikely, as they've been enthusiastic about it in the past, and happy to provide samples from other lines). Your adorable turkey gives me one more reason to visit the Byredo counter and investigate!