Thursday, May 28, 2015
After work, I ran to Neiman Marcus to return a couple of items. I frequent the store pretty often, so much, the employees know me by name. Upon checkout, I was chatting with one of the store managers about my dreams and goals, which included opening a fragrance boutique one day, among other things! I told her about MUSE and how far I intend to take the concept!!! Ironically, she asked have I ever heard of "By...somebody. Hennessy?" I said, ByKilian?" She literally was floored. I said, "yes, I've worked 3 years for the brand as a freelancer on my weekends!!!" She nearly fell out and proceeded to tell me how much she loved Don't Be Shy, how she can not stand cheap perfume, and how her sister could rival my perfume collection. We totally had a fragrance girls moment at checkout!!!! Come to find out, she use to work for Bergdorf Goodman, a place where ByKilian Luxury Perfumes are also sold! I live for these interactions, I really do!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
|Samples from Min NY|
Sunday, May 10, 2015
I came across Harlem Heirloom on Sugar Hill Market's IG. Surprisingly, I've driven past the store numerous times but never stopped in, until today! It was such a pleasure to meet co-owner Tyler and pick his brain about the inspiration behind the store and what's it like being a business owner in Harlem. Come to find out, we both hold down full time jobs but still find time to be entrepreneurial. In between our conversation, I checked out their cool items and decided on a marbel cheese platter (so heavy, it can be used as a weapon, if need be! Great quality!) , a Heirloom candle (put it in my room and closed the door and the scent is wonderful...I didn't light wick) , a water jar, and Lemongrass soap, which was recently feature inside CurlBox! A small space indeed, but big on personality and character, this home decor spot is a must destination for those seeking to add some urban style to their home or personal space. Of course, I saw an opportunity to plug and solicit some support for my upcoming sensory experience next month and to my surprise, Tyler was receptive! I appreciate and will always support those who, like me, are driven by passion and just want to make our dreams a reality!
Live in Harlem, pay them a visit!
#UrbanLifestyle #UrbanLiving #Harlem
Saturday, May 9, 2015
|Number Five,My lucky number. It will be CHANEL No5|
|No5 "In a New Light" Exhibit in NYC|
I had the chance to visit today and was totally impressed! The moment you walk in, the air is filled with fragrance guiding you along the CHANEL No. 5 creation experience. Its like a maze, Creation, begins the tour followed by Cultivation, Composition, Abstraction, and Revelation. The exhibition ends with the original bottle design that releases fragrance when you stand by it. The experience reminded me of my trip to Grasse, when while walking in the small town, small systems would fan fragrance into the air. It totally added another level of engagement and intrigue. The social area is awesome too! It's where you can take pictures and write out CHANEL NO.5 postcards to be sent, by them, to anyone in the world! Of course, I sat there and couldn't remember anyone's address but mine and my parents, so I wrote myself a motivational note.
The showcase is filled with great information, much of which I didn't know about Chanel or NO.5. If you're around, I encourage you to go check it out; It's a wonderful experience!
*Don't forget to collect your free sample of perfume before leaving!
MUSE, Modern Urban Sensory Experiences, is a concept brand fusing perfume with the lifestyle and culture of the urban consumer. It offers unique, authentic, and diverse experiences on fragrance via curated sensory engagements. These engagements act as a "sensorial conduit" between niche, luxury and retail brands and unfamiliar urbanites who seek originality and exclusivity. By elevating a sense of connection, knowledge, and exposure, MUSE seeks to redefine way perfumery is perceived, related to, and discovered, while simultaneously inspiring a lifestyle of scent.