The Art of Fragrance at the French Embassy

Fri., Feb. 5, 6:45 p.m. We cut through the usual perfume-babble to illuminate the art of fragrance. Despite the millions of marketing dollars poured in, the beauty of a fragrance can’t be predicted by cost, degree of nudity in ads, or appeal to nostalgia: It all still relies upon the perfumer’s difficult art. The lecture, scented throughout with examples, delves into the enjoyment of fragrance, the chemical discoveries that made modern perfumery possible, and the enduring mystery of how our noses figure it all out. Luca Turin is a biophysicist at MIT, author of The Secret of Scent, and chief … Continue reading The Art of Fragrance at the French Embassy

Holiday in Paris party at the French Embassy

WHAT: Holiday in Paris at the Embassy of France WHEN: Friday, December 11 from 7pm ’til midnight WHERE: Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW ADMISSION: General: $60 ($30 tax-deductible) – Includes: – Live gypsy jazz and swing music performed by the Hot Club of DC (more info below) – Parisian style buffet – Delectable pastries – Open bar with French wines and spirits – Live DJ following Hot Club of DC performance TICKETS: About the Hot Club of DC The Hot Club of DC is a dedicated group of jazz lovers with a special attachment to the gypsy … Continue reading Holiday in Paris party at the French Embassy

Beaujolais Nouveau!

The 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau celebration will take place Thursday, November 19th, in accordance with the popular wine growers’ tradition of this region of France. The annual celebration at La Maison Française is a must for admirers of French “savoir-vivre!” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6:30 – 9:30 PM at La Maison Française Admission: $60 Tickets: Dress code: Business attire Designed as a fête populaire, the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration is a party where lovers of French wine, food and culture are joined together. This year’s event will again welcome several hundred guests to La Maison Française, which is co-presenting the event with … Continue reading Beaujolais Nouveau!