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FRAGRANCE LAUNCHES & REVIEW
The Women of Color & Heritage
Bourbon French Parfums the oldest family owned perfumery in New Orleans, Louisiana will launch, QUADROON this Fall to honor the beautiful, mysterious young women of mixed race and heritage in New Orleans.
This is the second year that I know of that Bourbon French Parfums hosted a Fragrance Naming Contest. This year the winner is Irene who submitted the name, Quadroon.
Mixed race women in New Orleans were a rarity but during the 1800s it was known who these young women were "free women of color" usually placed in high society marriage.
QUADROON by Bourbon French Parfums is created with a deep warm spice with woodsy base notes including sandalwood, amber and vetiver.
This sounds like a charmer that I am sure will become a household name in the niche fragrance industry.
I contacted Bourbon French Parfums when I got their email about the arrival of QUADROON.
A sample will be sent to me along with photo(s )of the bottle. So after receiving this, I will evaluate and write a review on it.
QUADROON, the new luxury scent from past to present.
PHOTO: Courtesy of www.octaviabooks.com
A Leader in the Fragrance Industry
Well, this happened to me last week while watching the QVC Channel. I notice about four hours before the airing that The Fragrance Foundation would be on.
I was excited about it because this would give me some insight on what is going on with The Fragrance Foundation. Perhaps opportunities to explore the company, what fragrances would be chosen or perhaps maybe a new launch by The Fragrance Foundation!
All of these things were going on in my head but I couldn't fathom what would be presented by The Fragrance Foundation.
It was five minutes before the airing of The Fragrance Foundation feature that I snuggled on my sofa and then there was this beautiful, tall and regal woman sitting next to the host.
Wow, there is a new President for The Fragrance Foundation. Where have I been? I thought to myself.
The host introduced, Elizabeth Musmanno, President of The Fragrance Foundation. The host had to admit that she thought she would be a little intimidated because Elizabeth Musmanno knows so many people but the host confessed that Elizabeth is so warm and down to earth.
I got that feeling too when I first saw Elizabeth. I felt like she is so down to earth and very innovative enough to come up with the idea to bring The Fragrance Foundation to QVC.
So what else could The Fragrance Foundation introduce or make better under the leadership of Elizabeth Musmanno?
I personally like to continue see the niche category of The Fragrance Foundation continue to grow.
The membership price for the several categories available is a little steep but its the membership that keeps the doors open at The Fragrance Foundation. Perhaps maybe the more involvement by individuals who are passionate about perfumery could lessen the price? Such as offering one service (s) on a regular basis or part-time can earn a lesser fee membership category.
Did you notice that I did not mention any of the fragrances that were featured on QVC! I did that on purpose. In this article, I want to focus on the leaders behind the company/brand.
I truly feel good about Elizabeth's approach to people. During the segment Elizabeth and the host mentioned several times that they each have a daughter who is the same age.
How nice. The idea of adding a little of your personal life. Elizabeth understands the viewers are apart of the family be QVC or the viewers, everyone can identify with family.
Now, I will keep my attention on The Fragrance Foundation. Its the leadership that counts and this time Elizabeth out shined the fragrances.
Thank you, Elizabeth.
Note: Elizabeth Musmanno was a guest on QVC on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7-8pm.
The featured fragrances in The Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame were Shalimar by Guerlain, Joy by Jean Patou, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta by Oscar de la Renta and Happy by Clinique
PHOTO: Photo of Elizabeth Musmanno courtesy of www.linkedin.com
DREAMS OF SMOKE
The Regal Scent of The Season
I must admit that Fall is my most favorite time of the year. I love the crisp cool air with the bronzing of leaves and the rain mist on an occasional warm day. Now is my time to get into wearing deeper and stronger scents that will match the Fall and winter approaching season.
I was delighted to get a sample of DREAMS OF SMOKE Eau de Parfum Spray by Amanda Feeley of Esscentual Alchemy.
It was the description of DREAMS OF SMOKE that peaked my curiosity. The idea of a smoky tea floral woody scent that I liked. Sipping tea on a chilly night while getting a hint of a summer floral to the tune of a woody ambiance. Now that I like.
DREAMS OF SMOKE is a deep hazy scent that lingers with a vibration of romance at the peak of perfection.
Its spicy and serene smell was the perfect scent to wear to the Chicago Marathon on this past Sunday. No, I did not participate but only a spectator who wanted to honor this most impressive cause with a highly competitive scent to match the moment and I found that in DREAMS OF SMOKE.
It actually turned out to be a most beautiful day and the weather became warmer later in the day. DREAMS OF SMOKE Eau de Parfum Spray reacted to my every moment.
Earlier in the morning the weather was cool and I got a waft of the sandalwood sipping through and as the weather warmed up, I got a mellow hint of vanilla with a glimmer of rose de mai that took me into the evening of a soft breeze on North Lakeshore Drive.
If any of you are familiar with Chicago, you know the skyline is one of the most beautiful in the world. I am not just saying this, its factual.
Amanda Feeley composed a scent for all the senses and seasons for that matter. DREAM OF SMOKE spoke to me in the manner that floral is so transparent but yet it meets the needs of the woody notes with a complementary assemble.
Dreams of Smoke features notes of lapsang souchong tea, spice accord, rose de mai, orange blossom, vanilla accord, sandalwood accord, beeswax and honey.
Dreams of Smoke 1 ounce Eau de Parfum Natural Spray $295.00
Dreams of Smoke 5 ml Eau de Parfum Natural Spray $80.00
Dreams of Smoke sample $10.34
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Esscentual Alchemy www.esscentualalchemy.mysupadupa.com