These NEST diffusers are not part of Project Art, but they’re gorgeous!
Do you want a luxurious and lovely way to scent your NEST? Well, we have one! Laura Slatkin is the co-founder of Slatkin & Co. with her husband, Harry . They are also the creators of the luxurious home scent collection called NEST,
The fragrances are wonderful, and authentic, fruits, florals and more. What’s so nice about NEST, is that the overall package is so pleasing, from the outer cartons to the containers, to the gorgeous fragrances that fill your world with sensory pleasure.
Back in 2008, I did my first review of NEST Fragrances and I recommended some candles for the holidays. I am now a big fan of NEST candles, distinguished in a sea of home scents by being not just lovely to look at, but to smell. So I was highly motivated (on one of the hottest and stickiest days of the season so far), to attend an event to learn about Laura’s latest visionary collection, called “Project Art.” Ms. Slatkin actually opened up her amazing, Manhattan townhouse for this event. After the disgusting smells on the subway and in the street, walking into Laura and Harry Slatkin’s elegant, serene home, was at treat. But what really struck me right away in the hallway where I was greeted. was the air smelled wonderful! That instantly put me in a good mood, reminding me that there is true magic and power in home scents!
What you sense has a lot to do with what you see, as well as what you smell. So what Makes Project Art unique, is Ms. Slatkin’s approach to color and packaging. She worked with a variety of Photographers, including some of the note-ables who produce those delicious photos for glossy magazines like Real Simple, to create colorful labels that depict the main notes in the products, in a modern way. You have a good feeling about the fragrance, even before you smell it, because the packaging is very enticing.
There are a dozen scents in the Project Art Collection (I am guessing that more will follow): apple, cinnamon spice, juliette rose, lavender & sage, lemon verbena, mint leaves & lime, orange kumquat, pear, pumpkin, tulip garden, winter forest, vanilla glaze, and two holiday fragrances: holiday and peppermint twist.
The label of three, full opened, peachy roses was pretty enough to put on a dressing table if just for decoration. A tulip garden hand soap and hand lotion was more light and fresh than sweet and floral. *the reed diffusers, hand lotion and soap , are available only in juliette rose, apple, lavender & sage, lemon verbena, orange kumquat, and tulip garden. The calming and yet still subtle, lavender and sage scent was being featured (through candlelight) in the Slatkin’s front parlor (no wonder the weary editors were all smiling and relaxed by the end of the presentation)!
Of course, there are additional collections from the vision (and nose) of Laura Slatkin, including this lovely collection of silver accented candles, scented with Vera Wang fragrance. Ms. Slatkin said that when she married Harry Slatkin, she wore one of Ms. Wang’s first wedding dresses, and kept that memory in mind when she was designing these home scents that would be a bride’s dream. One of the candles comes in a silver bucket that can be used as a champagne chiller for a split of bubbly, after the candle is gone. Another’s base and top convert into a diminutive ring holder.
The rest of the NEST fragrances are available at http://www.nestfragrances.com/