NEST Frangrances, Beauty
NEST Fragrances, a manufacturer of luxury fragrances and products for bath, body and home, announced the debut of the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection. The NEST Fine Fragrances Collection, inspired by the botanical artworks of 18th Century artist Mrs. Delany, features three floral fragrances in Eau de Parfum Spray and Roller Balls and Body Cream. Amazon Lily, Midnight Fleur and Passiflora arrive this month exclusively at select Neiman Marcus stores nationwide and Bergdorf Goodman.
“While Mrs. Delany’s work was highly regarded for its exacting and meticulous technique, what really moved me was the remarkable beauty of her botanicals,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances. “There is an elusive, sensual quality to them that resonated with me. Her botanicals are beautiful works of art and they were the inspiration for me to create the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection.”
The Collection launches in three distinctive floral fragrances housed in striking and luxurious packaging, including Amazon Lily, an invigorating fragrance composed of Amazon lilies, tangerine, lime, driftwood and white musk; Midnight Fleur, a sensual fragrance composed of exotic woods, patchouli, black amber and night-blooming jasmine; and Passiflora, a modern floral fragrance composed of passion flower, water hyacinth, lily of the valley and an overdose of lush green notes.
In her early 70s, Mrs. Delany began creating botanically correct cutout paper artworks (decoupage), referring to them as her “Paper Mosaicks.” By taking minute particles of colored tissue paper to represent the petals, stamens, calyx, leaves, veins, stalk and other parts of a plant, and, using lighter and darker paper to form the shading, she adhered them to a black background, creating more than 1,000 exceptionally detailed and dramatic artworks that mirror the exact likeness of plants and flowers.
Slatkin began the process of developing the NEST Fine Fragrances Collection by selecting botanicals that would beget unique and complex fragrances. With Mrs. Delany’s work serving as her guide and inspiration, Slatkin explored many flowers and botanicals over a one-year period to identify concepts that could be translated into artwork that would communicate and complement each fragrance. Working with Russian-born artist Alexander “Sasha” Solodukho, Slatkin then began to bring her ideas and concepts to life. Under Slatkin’s direction, Sasha sketched the concepts first in watercolor, tweaking them many times over until they were perfect, before painting the final versions. “It was very important to me that the botanicals were perfectly beautiful…the way I had envisioned them on my dressing table. I had to bring that vision to fruition!,” said Slatkin.