Reconnaissance Mission: Plenty Hood River


Today I am on a two-fold mission:

1. Find a holiday dress that fits, and
2. Sniff the latest release from Parfums DelRae, Panache

I can do both of those things at a little boutique in Hood River, Oregon, called Plenty.
Plenty is the sort of small, high-end boutique that caters to the wives of physicians, and people who own Summer Homes. Hood River is the Vail of Oregon, and if you live in the Columbia River Gorge, as I do, it’s the only place to shop. And in this mini-Vail, Plenty stands out as the best retail spot. They only carry one fragrance line, and it’s Parfums DelRae. I think that about says it all: simplicity, taste, money.

I’ll be back in a few hours…

… Here I am!

The bad news is that not only did they not have Panache, they didn’t even know what I was talking about.

The good news is I found a dress! It’s a sweet little BCBG number, with pockets! My husband was kind enough to take this picture for me:

Top image and logo borrowed from the Plenty home page.

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5 thoughts on “Reconnaissance Mission: Plenty Hood River

  1. Wow, great dress, it really suits you! No wonder your husbands hands were shaking 😉

    Too bad about the Panache, I am on the look out for this one too, it is proving very hard to find… we seem to be interested in a lot of the same things 🙂

    And as a wife of a physician, I´d like to add that I was unaware of special boutiques for us, I´ll be on the lookout for those too 😉

    1. Thank you! I’m just glad I found something on such short notice that I really like—and it was the only dress I tried on that wasn’t $300-$400!!

      At first, I wasn’t that interested in Panache, but then I read a great review of it… and you know, I can’t find the darned thing? Octavian talked about it at 1000 fragrances, and Robin talked about it on NST, but I *swear* that I read another review which really piqued my interest. If I ever find it, I’ll add the link here!

      A physician’s wife? LOL! Here, that often means a woman with money and the time to spend it. They see me coming at these boutiques, over-worked and broke, and hide the good china 😉

  2. Thank you! I’m just glad I found something on such short notice that I really like—and it was the only dress I tried on that wasn’t $300-$400!!

    At first, I wasn’t that interested in Panache, but then I read a great review of it… and you know, I can’t find the darned thing? Octavian talked about it at 1000 fragrances, and Robin talked about it on NST, but I *swear* that I read another review which really piqued my interest. If I ever find it, I’ll add the link here!

    A physician’s wife? LOL! Here, that often means a woman with money and the time to spend it. They see me coming at these boutiques, over-worked and broke, and hide the good china 🙂

  3. Well, bother about the Panache. It does sound marvellous. Funny, Lentheric did a fragrance call Panache years ago (MANY years ago). My father once gave me the talcum powder, the first and, I think, only time that he has given me that sort of thing. I was so pleased.

    Dress is fantastic. What fragrance will you wear with it?

    1. I can visualize perfumistas the world over, stalking around asking people, “do you have Panache?” to looks of confusion. 😉
      The original Panache escapes me, as does the line! How was it?

      The dress is begging to be worn; I’ve been planning to wear Champagne de Bois, but now I’m dithering over maybe wearing Citizen Queen (JHAG) instead. I can’t decide if I like CQ! It’s either terrific, or aweful. LOL.

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