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Methods of enhancing Yoga

Posted on June 22, 2019 by Parfumerie Nasreen

Candlelight combined with the aroma from a scented candle helps the healing and rejuvenating power of yoga. The ancient Indian healing system, Ayurveda (herbal medicine), uses essential oils and asana (physical practice of yoga) to balance and unblock the body’s chakras, which promotes the flow of life energy. The chakras are the energy centers of the body. Now, maybe the language of the chakras doesn't speak to you. That’s okay. Modern science has also shown a strong connection between aromatherapy and asana practice. Yoga not only strengthens the body, but it also calms the mind. Yoga creates an oasis of peace that we can sit amidst all the hustle and bustle. Aromatherapy balances your brain and in addition, essential oils possess cleansing properties. These two together creates a balance in your everyday life. Choose candles, oils and perfumes with properties that stimulate and enhance your yoga and meditation practice. Energizing… Read More

Sandalwood – True Essence of a Fragrance

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Parfumerie Nasreen

Sandalwood is a very popular ingredient used by perfumers in fragrances. The process for using sandalwood is long and arduous but in the end it is one of the most distinct and beautiful scents in perfumes. Sandalwood comes from a class of trees (Santalum). The woods are heavy, yellow, fine-grained, and they retain their fragrances for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods and roots for use as a base note in perfumes and as an ingredient in candles and diffusers. Sandalwood has been in use for thousands of years in the creation of fragrances and cosmetics because it has calming and cooling effects. The primary supplier of sandalwood is India. However in recent times, other types of Sandalwood such as the Pacific Sandalwood and Australian Sandalwood have come to light. Of the types of Sandalwood there are only two, red and white sandalwood. Red sandalwood tree takes many… Read More

Valentines

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Parfumerie Nasreen

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're thinking of our favorite love-inspired scents. Love is in the Air, from the House of Sillage collection, is the perfect fit! Inspired by un-caged love and the freedom love brings to the heart, it is delicate, sweet perfume that just makes you feel happy. Succulent plum is surrounded with sweet hints of citrus; subtly jasmine is encircled by a mixture of soft flowers; vanilla and musk blend effortlessly for a smooth finish. Sweet, soft and feminine, Love is in the Air is a perfect fit for your Valentines adventures!   Written by Valleri Ortiz. Read More

Spring Scents

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Parfumerie Nasreen

Today I'd like to talk about how fragrances can affect your senses. A lot of people switch up what they wear, depending on the season, and some people where the same thing all the time(or go through phases) and some people wear their scents depending on their mood when choosing the perfume for the day. Did you know that citrus based fragrances, especially those with Grapefruit, are natural mood enhancers? Richer fragrances, such as scents with Amber or Patchouly can make you feel a little more sexy and/or attractive. Scents with water based notes or "clean" notes tend to make you feel more refreshed. "Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are part of the Limbic system and directly connect to the areas of the brain that process emotion and learning. This is one of the reasons why so often… Read More

Relationships….

Posted on February 6, 2015 by Parfumerie Nasreen

What is it about a business that keeps you going back? Do you still go back for a product you love, even if you hate the staff? The environment? Or do you go somewhere else that carries what you love? We here at Parfumerie Nasreen are always striving to make each visit to our store an experience, not a chore. We want to make you feel welcome, like you're a part of our family. Even if we do not have what you're looking for, we'll always do our best to find you something you will love just as much or more. We will even start you in the right direction for somewhere we think, or know, will have what you are looking for. We are not just here to take your money. Not at all. We are constantly looking to build relationships. To get to know you. When we know… Read More

Bottles…

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Parfumerie Nasreen

Each fragrance tells a story. It gives you a feeling, an emotion, a memory. Each perfume bottle plays a role as well. Some are intricately designed, some are painted. Some bottles have so much detail, you wonder how long it took to finish. I say, the bottle is half the fun of your fragrance:) Think about it, you're usually attracted to the bottle before you start smelling! Some people dedicate their perfume collections to the bottles, and some people keep their bottles for display long after the fragrance has been used up. Others keep bottles for nostalgic purposes.  Bottles, sometimes, are what help you remember the fragrance, and what helps the sales force(like us) when you cannot remember the smell or the name. Sometimes the bottle tells a story, as with lines like The House of Sillage or Bond No.9. Sometimes the bottle represents the inspiration for the creator. Each… Read More

Histories….

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Parfumerie Nasreen

What intrigues you when you're looking at fragrances? The bottle? The scent itself? One thing that always catches me, and that I appreciate very much, is the story behind the fragrance. Like music, fragrances conjure up 'something' within you when wearing and smelling them. It may be an emotion, a feeling, a memory or a story. Some fragrance tell a story, and it adds a whole new dimension to your scent. A newer collection, Arquiste, does just this! Each fragrance paints a picture in your mind. It gives you an idea of what was inspiring creator, Carlos Huber, as he was imagining them into being. Aleksandr, a divine fragrance with notes of Leather, Fir, Violet and Lavender, tells the story of a fiery gentleman preparing for a duel to the death. On a wintery morning, he splashes on his toilette of Neroli and Violet, dons his heavy fir and leather… Read More

Stories

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Parfumerie Nasreen

To start, I'd like to talk about what an incredible experience it is to be a part of the fragrance world. Diving into the unknown can begin an amazing journey, which I have had the pleasure to experience for the last 2 1/2 years here at Parfumerie Nasreen! Fragrances are so personal and unique. They become a part of your memory, they seep into the crevices of your brain and stay there forever. I've heard it said that the link between scent and memory is the strongest of all the links in the brain, followed closely by music. Smell something a relative wore, something you wore back in high school, the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer......smell it again and your mind takes you right back to that time. It can sometimes be an emotional journey. Fragrances have the power to envelop us wholly. There is so much… Read More