Beauty, New Orleans

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Magazine Street in Garden District

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    by ATXtraveler
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    by bird805
  • owner and house perfumer, Mary Behlar
    owner and house perfumer, Mary Behlar
    by LolaSanFrancisco
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    Lush: Soap it Up.

    by ATXtraveler Written Nov 25, 2008

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    Although I likely would not have given this shop a second look, Sarah was interested in the unique look of some of the soap and bath products in Lush. Her friend Angela (ADawn412) loved some of the products from this store when she lived in London, so we thought we would give it a shot.

    Sarah is a big time bath fan, so her focus was mainly on the bath products, including something I had not seen called the bath melt. Essentially it is like a marshmallow for your bathtub, simply drop it in while running your water, let it dissolve completely, then jump in. They had a little demonstration while we were in the shop, but I am sure you will just have to try it for yourself.

    If you choose to make a purchase, you will get a ticket here also, which enters you into a drawing for a prize that they pull two times a day (1pm and 4pm). The gift they were giving away was a $200 gift set.

    What to pay: You could spend $5 or $500.

    Related to:
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    Bellacara: Magazine Street

    by Texapina Written May 22, 2003

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    Bellacara is a wonderful shop and beauty salon/spa on Magazine Street, just below the Garden District. Great service with a great mix of beauty products, home decor from coffee table books to candles, lounging pajamas and doggie beds. You have to see it to believe it. I was in NoLa for 6 days and visited twice, once for a pedicure & once for a manicure. Service was impeccable!

    What to pay: The cost of beauty products are on par with major department stores but Bellacara carries more exclusive lines that are hard to find in anywhere but the most upscale stores.

    Salon services are also on par with the region-- in other words, prices for salon services were not "outrageous."

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  • Beauty: Bring back the memories with a little perfume

    by bird805 Written Apr 13, 2007

    Hove's has the most wonderful scents. I bought vetivert, tea olive and kiss in the dark.

    Hové® Parfumeur, Ltd. 824 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
    Phone: 504.525.7827

    Fax number: 504.523.9408

    Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat. 10AM - 5PM c.s.t.
    Hové® Parfumeur, Ltd. 824 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
    Phone: 504.525.7827

    Hours of Operation: Mon - Sat. 10AM - 5PM c.s.t.

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    Bourbon French Parfums: Have your own perfume made on the spot, Frenchy!

    by LolaSanFrancisco Written May 10, 2003
    owner and house perfumer, Mary Behlar

    This place you can get lost in for days, and it’s only one big room! I have no smart ass remarks about it, so here is some info from their web site to light a fire under your ass and get you in there:

    "Certainly no French city worthy of the name would be complete without its own skilled "parfumeur," capable of blending the scents of flowers and spices into the subtle, alluring fragrances demanded by a discerning clientele. The first full-time parfumeur in New Orleans was August Doussan. Arriving from France in 1843, he established the "Doussan French Perfumery" in the Vieux Carre, catering to the city's leading families."

    What to buy: "Our skilled house perfumers will create and blend a unique fragrance especially for you in a one hour sitting. A complete body chemistry analysis, personality profile and assessment of your likes and dislikes of the basic scents will be conducted by your personal perfumer before the blending of fine oils begins. When the perfect combination is found, your "secret" custom-blend formula will be recorded and available for special order in an entire wardrobe of toiletries - Perfume, Eau de Toilette, Cologne, Body Powder, Body Lotion, Body Shampoo, Foaming Bath Gel & Bath Salts. "

    What to pay: POUR FEMME

    1 oz. Parfum * $ 68.50
    1/2 oz. Parfum $ 48.50
    1/4 oz. Parfum $ 28.50
    Eau de Toilette 4 oz * $ 38.50
    Spray Cologne 4 oz. * $ 30.50
    Spray Cologne 1/3 oz $ 11.50

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  • Belladonna: Really Awesome Upscale Bath and Gift Shop

    by Nanci_Dru Written Apr 18, 2004

    Belladonna is a gift/bath and body shop that is also a spa. They have some of the coolest bath products and carry nice lines. You can sample most of their products. They also carry gift items like picture frames, napkins and placemats, books, etc., and lingerie/pajamas. It's a fun place to browse.

    What to buy: Home, bath, and beauty products that are hard to find elsewhere.

    What to pay: Regular retail prices with occacsional good sales.

    Related to:
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    • Women's Travel

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