Often when I'm perusing through a perfume or skincare boutique I'm so enamored with some of the scents that I wish I could eat them. Literally. On Wednesday, I got that opportunity at Roger&Gallet's media event for its new boutique opening at the Hudson's Bay in downtown Vancouver. Since I was a little kid, I've been a big fan of their beautifully wrapped, iconic soaps. Now with their newest boutique and extensive body care and fragrance offerings, I can see myself happily spending lots of time here.

Guests were treated to an experience where perfume meets pastry. Through a collaboration with local bakery, Cadeaux - who by the way created my amazing crab-themed birthday cake last June - guests were served a delightful breakfast by chef Eleanor Chow with pastries infused with key perfume notes and ingredients from Roger&Gallet fragrances. Guests were also provided tools to create our own custom pastries based on three signature fragrances. Kudos to the Roger&Gallet PR team as this was a wonderfully creative way to fully immerse guests in the sensory experience for skin care and fragrance.

Roger&Gallet is as old as Ladurée, another Parisian institution which opened its doors last Thursday on Robson Street. A perfumer-apothecary since 1862, Roger&Gallet’s products were originally inspired by the original Eau de Cologne Jean Marie Farina, official supplier to Napoleon I. Their perfumes and skin care products use 95% natural ingredients, from sensory shower gels free from sulfates and dyes to soaps manufactured in traditional cauldrons.

Hudson's Bay Vancouver
674 Granville Street, Vancouver