From the very start of my scent journey, I felt that it had a spiritual connection and as I began to learn more, now, I understand that it’s Mother Africa calling me.
As you know, Africans were the first to incorporate perfume into their culture with our ancestors using perfumes from the burning of incense and aromatic herbs, often the aromatic gums, frankincense, juniper, ginger, rose, henna, peppermint, henna, cinnamon, myrrh, and others, all gathered from Mother nature, thus the word perfume – per fumum, Latin for through smoke. ( https://bit.ly/3E4q4lq ) .
Do you love the shape of perfume bottles? Peep this. The earliest recorded use of perfume bottles dates back to around 1000 BC in Africa. Africans invented glass and perfume bottles and they also used gold, hard stones, alabaster, ebony, porcelain, and other materials to make their perfume containers.
Why? Because, again — family—we have always been culture and Africans took pride in the beautiful containers that held their perfumes. Artists in motion, these perfume bottles were also things of great beauty.
Here are a few perfume selections that will make you feel like you are traveling the world.
MAISON MARGIELA PARIS
REPLICA BEACH WALK – ( https://bit.ly/31bzkWy )
So what if it’s winter and cold. Life is sweetest when you wrap yourself in memories of sunny summer days at the beach where rays of the sun warm your skin, and you can feel the hot sand beneath your feet and the fresh and salty breeze of the ocean tickling your senses.
Originally: Beach Walk
Provenance and Period: Calvi, 1972
Fragrance Description: Sunkissed, salty skin
Style Description: Memory in Fragrance
Wait until the fragrance has dried down on your skin before smelling it. Rubbing the skin after spraying the perfume will destroy the bond and
alter the scent.
REPLICA LAZY SUNDAY MORNING – ( https://bit.ly/3HWFLNZ )
This floral fragrance can transport you without a passport. Lazy Sunday Morning is smooth like a morning in bed, with delicate notes of creamy White Musk and Lily of the Valley.
Originally: Lazy Sunday Morning
Provenance and Period: Florence, 2003
Fragrance Description: Soft skin and bed linen
Style Description: Female fragrance
MUGLER – GIFT SET CENTRAL – ( https://bit.ly/3D3Poqd )
ALIEN GODDESS GIFT SET – Eau De Parfum (Talisman rechargeable – refillable talisman) — 60mL – 2.0 Fl. Oz. and Eau De Parfum 10 mL – 0.3 Fl.Oz.
ALIEN GODDESS is a divine, floral, solar, and woody Eau de parfum, that delivers a sacred promise of femininity and hope. #ReFillYourBottle
OAKCHA – ( https://bit.ly/3rfiXTN )
SWEET ADDICT (Extrait De Parfum 1Fl/30ML) ( https://bit.ly/3xtnhjf )
Inspired By: Love by Kilian – Love, Don’t Be Shy
Top Notes: Bergamot, Neroli, Pink Pepper, Rose
Heart Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Egyptian Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Marshmallow, Orange Blossom, Orris
Base Notes: Civet, Labdanum Cistus, Vanilla, White Musk
Handcrafted. Clean, Vegan & Cruelty Fre. Paraben Free & No Phthalate ( https://bit.ly/3xtnhjf )
OUT OF THE BOX GIFT-GIVING
INDIE FILM HUSTLE – ( https://bit.ly/318H5N9 )
This is the perfect — free gift to give to the screenwriter in your life. It might be you but if you want to be a screenwriter you need to read a lot of screenplays and they add the 2021-2022 Oscar Contending Screenplays. They will be adding new screenplays as they become available so check back often.
CHILDREN GIFT IDEAS & MOMMIES & DADDIES
ANTIPOPPE ZEITGEIST BABY MONOGAMY – https://bit.ly/3E2Egvk
Artipoppe’s Zeitgeist presents a contemporary mix of a classic comfortably structured baby carrier with a modern minimalistic design.
DEMEYERE SMOKER PAN – ( https://bit.ly/3D1yit2 )
The culinary DIY-er can keep summery flavors alive with this stove-top appliance that flavors meats, poultry, and seafood with aromatic chips for delicious infusions all year long.
POLAROID ORIGINALS ONESTEP+ INSTANT FILM CAMERA – ( https://bit.ly/3xtNmi0 )
This modern instant camera is based on Polaroid’s original OneStep model from 1977 and has true point-and-shoot functionality and is Bluetooth-compatible, so it can also be controlled by a cell phone, and it can even be triggered to shoot based on noise.
iHome Hollywood Vanity Mirror PRO – ( https://amzn.to/3o9FaQU )
iHome Hollywood Vanity Mirror PRO is perfect with a built in
Bluetooth, Voice Control, USB Input and Speaker – 16” x 12” LED Makeup Mirror with Adjustable Lights and Detachable 10x Detail Mirror.
ROSESKINCO. — ( https://bit.ly/3HZVtrp )
Zap away your unwanted hair and stop any hair growth in its tracks with the official RoseSkinCo IPL hair removal handset.
Designed to deliver long-term hair removal with noticeable results in just 3 weeks, full-body treatments are done in 30 minutes, just once per week. The easy-to-use handheld device seamlessly removes hair on any body part, including the face and Brazilian area, creating a spa-like experience in the comfort of home. And at an affordable price compared to other laser treatments.
DIOR — ADVENT CALENDAR ( https://bit.ly/3nWQkbD )
Surprise 24 dior surprises with Dior’s beauty advent calendar which includes fragrance, makeup and skincare. It’s only $550.00 but it’s new, exclusive and a limited edition.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S BEAUTY DREAMS & SECRETS ADVENT CALENDAR ( https://bit.ly/3xuxID4 )
The beauty advent calendar for 2021 includes 12 makeup and skincare secrets and the brand new, and exclusive Pillow Talk Colour Chameleon!
ADDSTYLECO PERSONALIZED LEATHER DOPP KIT – ( https://bit.ly/3FYtdnx )
This products helps the frequent flyer keep their skin care organized with these handmade leather toiletry bags; throw on a personalized monogram to make it extra special.
OUR GIFTS: FOOD
Bronx Little Italy ( https://bit.ly/3p7gqYQ )
Little Italy in the Bronx has its own pasta sauce and products, which are distributed nationally and is also available on Amazon.com. A portion of the proceeds of Little Italy Bronx pasta sauces and products go towards the Belmont Business Improvement District to help preserve the neighborhood and traditions for generations to come.
Mike’s Deli – ( https://arthuravenue.com/ )
Located in the historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Mike’s Deli offers customized gift baskets/boxes that can include Italian meats (sausage, pepperoni, Soppressata); Italian cheese (Provolone, Locatelli Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano); homemade sauce and pasta; Italian crackers and cookies; Panettone; and specialty food items such as Italian olives and Italian Green peas. Call to customize at 718-295-5033. Prices ranges from $65 to $395. https://arthuravenue.com/product-category/specialty-gifts/
Joe’s Italian Deli – ( https://bit.ly/32QuAq9 )
For over 40 years, Joe’s Italian Deli has been serving some of the neighborhood’s finest imported cheese, Italian meats, oils and vinegars, pastas, and homemade mozzarella. They offer a variety of customized, gourmet gift baskets with authentic Italian products including Italian dry sausage, imported cheese, Italian chocolates, figs, Torrone, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pesto, pasta, Taralli, biscotti and more. Call to customize. Pricing options $150 & $250. 718-367-7979 https://joesitaliandeli.com/gift-baskets/
Tino’s Delicatessen – ( http://www.tinosdeli.com/ )
Operating for over 50 years on Arthur Avenue, Tino’s customized gift baskets include favorites such as imported Monograno Felicetti Kamut pasta, Cacciocavallo semisoft cheese from Campania, Gianfranco Becchina Olio Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cavalli Balsamic Vinegar aged for a minimum of 12 years, fine Italian chocolates, biscotti, Albertengo Panettone, and many other treats. Shipping via mercato.com. Price Ranges from $50-$1,000. 718-733-9879 http://www.tinosdeli.com/Gift-Baskets.html
Borgatti’s Ravioli & Egg Noodles – ( https://bit.ly/3llH3IL)
Operating since 1935, Borgatti’s is a neighborhood staple and offers a variety of gifts that can include their specialty items like pasta, ravioli, and manicotti. Try flavors like spinach, basil, mushroom, and lemon pepper fettucine. Ravioli flavors include spinach & ricotta, meat & spinach, and porcini & ricotta. The Family Style Box includes ravioli, fettucine, marinara sauce, and seeded breadsticks from Addeo Bakers. Must be purchased online. Price range from $35-$100. https://borgattis.com/gifts/
Calabria Pork Store – ( https://bit.ly/2ZEgsyX )
Offering the gift of Italian meat and cheese, Calabria Pork Store is known for their homemade dry sausage (and Instagram-worthy sausage chandelier ceiling), patrons can purchase a variety of sausage including hot, sweet, with fennel seeds, garlic and wine, peppers and onion, or liver. Don’t forget the Soppressata ranging from sweet to extra hot. Other meats include prosciutto, pancetta and capocollo. The Calabrese Cheese is a local favorite. Online pricing starts at $9.99. https://calabriapork.com/
Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts – ( https://bit.ly/3D8WLN6 )
Owned and operated by the same family for the past 70 years, Marie’s offers the freshest roasted Arabica coffee beans, along with gift baskets that can be customized with Panettone, Italian Chocolate, dishware, ceramic coffee and espresso cups, coffee makers, and espresso and/or cappuccino machines. Call to create your custom basket, which can be picked up in-store or shipped. 718-295-0514. www.mariescoffeeandgifts.com
STOCKING STUFFERS: GIFT SETS
Discover in this set a Mutiny 90ml and a Mutiny 10ml. — https://bit.ly/3oae5gv
Mutiny is the new fragrance created by Maison Margiela, under the creative direction of John Galliano. Mutiny is in the air. Assert your self-expression. Bannish conformity. Break the rules. The juice and its gold diamond-cut flacon reflect the deconstruction and subversion epitomised by the house into the defiant character of Mutiny. The elegant scent of tuberose was reinvented into three individual powerful notes to reveal all its qualities.
Mixed with jasmine, orange flower, and citrus, the hidden powers of tuberose are revealed: magnetic and ecstatic. A leathery accord created with safran, oud and vanilla beans transforms its character allowed to create a genuine and powerful signature. An aroma of unconscious glamour.
This is My Mutiny
REPLICA Cozy At Home Set — ( https://bit.ly/3IaZuJH )
Discover in this set our two cozy at home memories : a By the Fireplace 30ml and a Bubble Bath 30ml.
BY THE FIREPLACE
Remember the reassuring crackling fire on a winter morning with By The Fireplace fragrance. Made of a warm heart of chestnut and woody accords, mixed with sweet notes of vanilla and red berries, the addictive fragrance is softened by the floral combination of orange blossom and neroli essence.
Winter has come and snow falls outside, but you are safe inside, by the fireplace. This distinctive sweet and spicy Eau de Toilette is part of the REPLICA collection.
Replica Bubble Bath by Maison Margiela makes you relive the exquisite “me time” of pure wellness. This gentle floral fragrance is a bubble of comfort and freshness. The soothing notes of coconut milk blended with the clean freshness of the soap bubble accord recreat the relaxing feeling of a hot foaming bath. To fully evoke this moment of pure wellness, the Bubble Bath perfume makes you feel the comfort of wrapping yourself in a soft towel. This cocooning sensation is brought by enveloping notes of white musks and delicate floral notes of Rose Superessence.