If you have been following our twitter, you may have read about how Jenny really fell for Leotie, the scent of one of our sponsors, Tallulah Jane Perfumery. Here is what we did not have space to share in twitter: Jenny’s full story. Jenny, one of our wonderful interns is from Scotland. She loves perfumes, and when I showed her the description of one of our sponsors’ fragrances, her smile would have come in handy during NYC’s blackout a couple of years ago. First, let me tell you about the fragrance, and then I will tell you Jenny’s story because when a fragrance has the power to stir such emotions, it has to be good.
Leotie is the scent we will be featuring in our S2011’s swag bags. Leotie comes from a local Brooklyn company, Tallulah Jane Perfumery. Their logo screams girl power, and when I saw those tiny and alluring vials, I knew we had to showcase Eleanore Jane’s artistry in our show. When I learned more about them, I was sold. Pulling off these flawless fragrances is truly a process. Eleanore uses a centuries old technique to concoct her perfumes. They are hand made in small batches to ensure their quality. The result is simply luscious decadence.
Here is the description Eleanore gave us about what inspired this wonderful fragrance: “There’s a place that is a destination for me. It’s not easy to find nor is it easy to get to, a challenging hike across thickly forested hills and glens. Upon the final climb the trees gradually part and the underbrush thins until a great, broad meadow unveils itself. Drenched in sunshine and swept by gentle mountain breezes, it is a place of harmony and pastoral grace. But even greater than the visual beauty of my place are the ever present and ever evolving scents that belong to the blossoms that adorn this ground. These fragrances were the inspiration behind Leotie.”
Now, without further ado, Jenny’s story. As I mentioned, Jenny loves perfumes, and I decided to share Leotie’s description with her. I went to grab a cup of coffee while she read. Jenny came running to me to tell me about this valley back in Scotland she used to drive by on car rides with her father. “The scent reminds me of home. They had these little valleys, amongst these huge hills, so beautiful. I used to drive with my dad by them, so peaceful. I love it. It was a very special thing” So is Leotie.