Olfactory Experience & Designer Vintage Trunk Show

12 April, 2017
We invite you to join us at the following affairs … 

The Fundamentals of Fragrance: Noir Tropicals
Friday, April 21st at 7:30 pm

Join us as we continue our series on the Fundamentals of Fragrance with a workshop on Noir Tropicals, with a hands on-experience in perfumery, inspired by the dark tropical prints of our collection of lingerie and nightwear, designed by tattoo artist Esther Garcia of Butterfat studios.

The experience will begin with libations, as fragrance expert Tanja Buhler presents the fundamentals of fragarance. Next you will be guided you through an olfactory gallery of rare and selected tropical essences, culminating in the creation of your own signature scent. Each guest will also receive a silk eye mask from Department of Curiosities, which will be used to heighten the olfactory experience.

Tanja Buhler is a Fragrance Specialist at Merz Apothecary, and the creator/manufacturer of German Girl Beard Oil. Her experience includes distillation and extraction in a laboratory setting, fragrance formulation, and knowledge of raw materials and synthetic molecules.

Workshop $85.00

Friday, April 21st
7:30 – 9:30 pm
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Tickets available here:

Designer Vintage Trunk Show with Saffron Vintage
Saturday, May 20th, noon til 6 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, noon til 6 pm, for a Designer Vintage Trunk Show by Saffron Vintage at the Department of Curiosities. 

We are delighted to once again welcome Saffron Vintage’s beautifully curated collection of designer vintage clothing to our shop. Expect gorgeous, rare pieces from the teens-1990s from the likes of Chanel, YSL, Gaultier, Steven Burrows … Saffron’s stock is ever-changing, but always inspirational.

Sip our signature punch while you peruse Saffron’s designer vintage fashions, the Department of Curiosities collection of nightwear and lingerie, and in-house lines Morua and Production Mode. A divine Saturday!

Saturday, May 20th
Noon til 6 pm
3013 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Feature in Michigan Avenue Magazine Late Spring Issue

Thanks to Miss Tosh, the Velaslavasay Panorama, & What Katie Did for a wonderful time in Los Angeles!

Miss Tosh, relaxing between filmings, in our noir tropical dressing gown.


Miss Tosh in silhouette, from her performance developed especially for the Panorama. Photo by Forest Casey.

Lighting up the marquee of the Velaslavasay Panorama. Photo by Forest Casey.

Stay tuned for upcoming affairs, including a trunk show in New York City in early May. And please visit us during our walk-in hours, noon til 7 pm every Friday. Or make an appointment for a private fitting by emailing info@departmentofcuriosities.com