In this year’s search for creative and unique Mother’s Day gifts, I came across the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things – fragrance and jewelry. “Imagine a perfume as visually beautiful as a sparkling cocktail ring or a rare silk scarf – and that can be taken on and off just as easily.” Lisa Hoffman did just that when she was gifted a pair of Victorian-Era earrings by her husband, actor Dustin Hoffman. Lisa set out to create her vision, and a perfect Mother’s Day gift was born!
Back in the Victorian Era, it was considered gauche to show off your diamonds. So jewelers created a ‘front’ to cover the jewels as the ladies traveled to and from events. Lisa created beautiful earrings, pendants, and bracelets with a charm similar to those ‘fronts’ that encases small wooden beads that are full of fragrance.
The wooden beads slowly release the scent as they are exposed to air, so it’s a subtle delivery, not a huge cloud of perfume. I was lucky enough to try a pair of the earrings ($65) in the Tunisian Neroli scent.
Tunisian Neroli is a gorgeous, warm, intoxicating scent. It’s a combination of neroli flower, ylang ylang, and golden amber. There are five scents in all to chose from – French Clary Sage (clean watery linen), Japanese Agarwood (unique woody zest), Madagascar Orchid (exotic modern floral), Tuscan Fig (sophisticated and sweet), and Tunisian Neroli (sensuous classic floral). I love how the fragrance profiles are all very distinct, there is definitely something for every person’s scent preference. If you aren’t sure which fragrance is best, check out the iScentify – it’s a lot of fun and will tell you exactly which scents will work for you.
The earring charms open up, and you put a few of the wood beads inside then snap closed. As you move your head, the fragrance softly wafts about you in a beautifully subtle way.
What a unique and perfect combination – your fragrance and jewelry in one!! And when the fragrance is gone, you can get replacement beads for $20. The Tunisian Neroli earrings are gold, but other scents come in silver, bronze, or rose gold.
They are so pretty on – somehow they manage to be both vintage and modern looking at the same time. I love the Tunisian Neroli and I am dying to try the Tuscan Fig bracelet and necklace. I think I am going to put this on my Mother’s Day list – as a gift for me!! This is really one of the most unusual and genius products I have ever seen. I cannot recommend it highly enough – get some for your mom, and get some for you! – Lisa
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