PROVIDENCE PERFUME CO.

Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 29 April, 2014 0 comments

 Noblesse Luxe Publishing

 FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL
                     A Scent of Beauty and Uplifting of the Spirit



   Occasionally I review fragrances that are not perfumes. I plan on doing more of these types of reviews because it all belongs underneath the same umbrella of beauty products that enhances the perfume which of course is applied to the skin.

   I was sent a wonderful deluxe size sample of BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL for Hair and Body by Providence Perfume Company owner and natural perfumer, Charna Ethier.

  It has been several months to a year that I became ill and I was eager to find more uplifting fragrances that would not only enhance my skin but also to boost my spirit.

 The moment I opened my bottle of BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL I immediately found renewed strength.

 I applied the BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL to my hair and messaged it in my manicured nails and toes for at least 7-8 days and I could see the difference in my hair texture.

 This to me was the greatest positive message in a bottle because I was on several medications and there are certain side effects from them. Next, I noticed my nails became less brittle and my cuticles softer and my nail polish applications on my nails and toes seemed brighter in color and lasted longer.

 Wow, I thought to myself, Charna has sent me the fountain of youth. Beauty and an elixir that does wonders in such a short amount of time.

 Now, I just told you the benefits of BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL for hands and nail by Providence Perfume Company but wait until I tell you about the scent!

Charna Ethier

 OMG! its that orange blossom and jasmine that are simply beautiful in this product. Orange is known for its zest and for uplifting and it did just that. Blended with the other natural scents that gives this BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL a unique and special quality.

 I recently watched Charna on YOUTUBE conducting a tutorial of fragrance making. Charna mentioned that jasmine is her most favorite scent. This to me made this BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL more personal and special because it is composed with jasmine and since its a personal favorite scent of Charna, I can see why it was handled and blended especially well.

 I felt like I was in an open field of oranges, flowers and a wealth of exotic and creamy leaves that left the scent on my skin for more than 8 hours.

 Underneath is the scent of neroli and dash of apricot that gives a true meaning of luxury at its finest. My skin was smooth, highly scented and had a sheen that highlighted my skin tone without a greasy after feel.


Madame Dumas
What was also sent with the BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL was a brochure with Charna's beautiful great grandmother Madam Dumas ( pictured). This not just any beauty oil but there is a family heritage and a century old secret formula for beautiful hair, skin and nails. Charna's creation of this natural treatment is dedicated to Madam Dumas of French heritage who had an impeccable beauty routine using her handmade creations that inspired Charna to do the same.

 I see why Charna's skin is so beautiful and flawless. It is not only just about having good genes but maintaining the hair, nails and skin with a high quality beauty treatment such as BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL that keeps you looking
good from head to toe.

Now that is the true essence of BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL.



 RETAIL INFORMATION:

 BEAUTY ELIXIR OIL FOR HAIR & NAILS  $44.00   

 BEAUTY ELIXIR SAMPLE $12.00


 Visit the flagship boutique!
   

  301 Wickenden Street
 Providence, Rhode Island 02903   USA
 (401)-455-2325

 www.providenceperfume.com



 
 


PHOTO: Photos of Beauty Elixir Oil, Charna Ethier and Madame Dumas courtesy of Providence Perfume Company






FMH


Posted by Felicia M Hazzard 16 April, 2014 0 comments

Noblesse Luxe Publishing

FRAGRANCE REVIEW


                           CUIR DE GARDENIA
                                   The creation of a modern island flower
   


I  will always appreciate the classic scents of  fragrances that represents a single note such as the rose, jasmine, gardenia, marigold and a host of others. My curiosity and passion for perfumes always peaks to another level when a perfumer takes a single note scent and creatively combines, adds, renew this component with other scents that makes its own unique a newly created scent.

  CUIR DE GARDENIA by Aftelier Perfumes is based on the Tahitian Gardenia, the home flower that represents the South Seas...Tahiti to be exact.

  The Tahitian Gardenia is found only in the South Pacific which makes the island of Tahiti a gem where this gorgeous scented flower is grown.

  The "tiare" flower is another name for Tahitian flower and this scent is one of those that hold a soft place in my heart. When I was a child and my passion for scents started to flourish, the tiare flower scented perfumes became my favorites.

CUIR DE GARDENIA is beautifully transformed into Mandy Aftel's ideal of the Tahitian Gardenia.
There are certain aspects of this flower that Mandy maintains such as the creamy sweetness of this milky white flower. However, CUIR DE GARDENIA has a hint of woodsy musk that provides a modern flair to an ancient flower.

Mandy provided me with the liquid and solid formulas for my review and I wore both of these over several weeks.I was immediately transformed into a luscious oasis miles away. Cuir De Gardenia is not what you think in terms of the major island brand Monoi for the tiare flower but Cuir De Gardenia is a flair of a Tahitian flower for the modern age that finds a woodsy essence a true delight of blended notes what truly gravitates my vision of the exotic tropics.
formula. To me, the Solid version of Cuir De Gardenia became my passionate friend over those weeks because it worked best with my body chemistry and the texture was soft and smooth as I mildly rubbed it on my wrists.

The tiare scented perfumes I have smelled always consisted of a coconut oil enfleurage. Mandy did not add this ingredient, instead she created it with tiare (gardenia) absolute and honey (these are not the only ingredients) but to me the honey  is a welcoming change to the usual coconut.It gives a added delicate aspect to CUIR DE GARDENIA, which is a rare and beautiful component.

As I stated, I love the diversity in perfumes that take the old and renew it with a new and often times improved scent. However, it has to be done carefully because a lot of people at not conditioned for change.

The immediate scent of gardenia is a rush of endless streams of the flower and cascading jasmine to continue an epic of white flowers so I really don't see any problems in experiencing Cuir De Gardenia because she realizes that working with nature is best. 

 I admire the modern complexity of this fragrance. 'The Art of Perfumery' never stops admitting that there is always more to come and Mandy definitely demonstrates this in her ever quest to continue beautifying this art.


FEATURED NOTES

Middle Notes : tiare (gardenia) absolute, jasmine grandiflorum absolute, benzyl acetate
Base Notes: castoreum, ethyl phenyl acetate, maltol

RETAIL INFORMATION

Cuir de Gardenia comes in various liquid and a solid sizes.

Sample 0.25ml  $6.00 USD
1/4 ounce liquid (extrait)  $195.00 USD
Extrait mini  $55.00 USD
Eau de Parfum Spray $195.00 USD
Solid 1/4 ounce $240.00 USD

* The lovely compact is designed by Mandy Aftel from handmade one ounce sterling silver. It comes presented in a choice of orange or purple silk pouch.

www.aftelier.com


Photo: Courtesy of Aftelier Perfumes USA Berkeley, California













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My passion for writing started as a child. Later, my passion for perfumery started as an older child. Now as an adult I write about both. As Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Fragrance Belles-Lettres Magazine I have the best of both worlds.

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