Got a graduation to attend and want a gift idea? Or how about the birthday of a friend who is very passionate about his alma mater? If you – or anyone you know – loves fragrances and those wonderful halcyon college days, then you need to check out Masik Collegiate Fragrances.
Creator Katie Masik traveled to different college campuses and interviewed students regarding fragrance preferences. Then she considered school colors, the style of the campus, flowers, trees, and location to create a unique scent for each school. Masik currently has scents for 19 different colleges, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida State, Penn State, and Texas A & M. As a high school counselor, I think it’s just the coolest fragrance line ever.
Masik sent two fragrances to test: Florida State University for women and Penn State University Cologne for men. Both are 1.7 oz. bottles and run $39.50. The fragrances don’t smell of beer and herbs (if you know what I mean); these are wonderfully sophisticated yet youthful scents that really do make you think of carefree days and nights. The bottles are beautiful, all glass and class.
Florida State University, home of the Seminoles, is a lovely fresh fragrance. This is a girly-girl scent with lots of fruity notes like Pear, Pomegranate and Juicy Nectarine. Middle notes are fresh and they include Lush Frangipani, Pink Peony, Heady Jasmine. The base notes are warm and just slightly naughty with Cashmere Woods, Golden Amber, and Cream of Coconut. This is a wonderful fragrance for a feminine girl who is always up for some fun.
Penn State University for men is a very masculine, stylish cologne. Top notes are fresh and include Italian bergamot, Juniper Berry, and Chilled Gimlet Accord. The middle note is cool, with a combination of blue cypress and cracked pepper vapor, plus Violet Leaf, Clary Sage, and French Lavender. The base notes end warm with Black Amber and Indonesian Patchouli. This is the scent of a man who knows exactly where he is going in life.
Masik has some great contests coming up so you can win a fragrance for yourself. Their Fantastic U Photo Contest is going live on April 7th at 1pm. The contest deadline is April 23rd. Here are the specifics:
1. LIKE them on FB (Masik FB link)
2. POST or SEND (firstname.lastname@example.org) Masik a photo that captures fanatical
school spirit at YOUR school.
3. Photos with the most LIKES and COMMENTS will win $100 WORTH OF
MASIK COLLEGIATE FRAGRANCE PRODUCTS!
4. Enter AS MANY PHOTOS as you LIKE! The more, the better!
5. Contest ends April 23. LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE with your friends!
For more information and a full list of universities check out: masik.com/universities.
Show some school spirit and take a look at these fabulous fragrances! - Lisa
*sent for editorial consideration