Thursday, April 14, 2011

SPEAKEASY ~ Les Bohemes Collection Preview on Perfume Pharmer

Our Lovely Friend in Fragrance Monica at the PERFUMEPHARMER.COM posted a "Top Drawer" blog previewing our New Les Bohemes Collection (Soon to be Officially Released!)

The fun Bugsy Malone inspired post brings out the kid in us!!! Slide on over to PERFUMEPHARMER.COM now and check it out! And don't forget to leave a comment on Perfume Pharmer for a chance to win a sample pack of Les Bohemes !


SOTD: SPEAKEASY (Wisteria)~ Key Notes of Citrus, Green Pepper, Green Mandarin, Jasmine Sambac, Lily, Orchid, Rose & Sandalwood.

TASTY TID-BIT #1: A SPEAKEASY, also known as a "blind pig" or a "blind tiger," is an illicit or unlicensed establishment dispensing alcoholic beverages. The speakeasy had been part of the American scene since at least the 1890s, but it reached its heyday after the Eighteenth Amendment took effect in January 1920, ushering in the Prohibition era. Though alcohol was officially illegal during Prohibition, bootleggers and distributors of illicit alcohol enjoyed a thriving business serving a public still eager to drink. At the height of their popularity (1924–1933), speakeasies were generally either bars or restaurants to which people gained admission by personal introduction or by presenting a card, usually informally. In social class they ranged from smart restaurants to underworld dens, but whereas before Prohibition, most "respectable" women would not be welcome in a public bar, women as well as men began flocking to speakeasies. (Dictionary of American History COPYRIGHT 2003 The Gale Group Inc.)

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