Moving closer to opening off Union Square, luxury department store chain Barneys New York is now reportedly on the auction block.
How Barneys defines luxe: by selling $160 bottles of Bois 1920 cologne (left) with a pitch that would make Pepe Le Pew swoon: "This Oriental fragrance encompasses the seductive mysteries of Amber with base notes of citron and sandalwood." When: Barneys to open Sept. 19. Where: 48 Stockton St.
Scratch 'n' Sniff Department: New York Times perfume critic Chandler Burr has an evocative name and a handsome face.