Join us TOMORROW NIGHT (02/11/14) from 6 - 8:30pm at Fort Greene's Thistle & Clover boutique for a Valentine's Day Night! Nomaterra Fragrances and Candles (including our coveted Brooklyn scent), cookies from local confectioners, Whimsy & Spice, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, wine, and gifts with purchases! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for tomorrow's event!
Thistle & Clover Boutique
221 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Join us tomorrow night for "The Shops at Kent" Holiday Night Market—30+ shops open until MIDNIGHT, music, drinks, food, and artisanal holiday gifts! 240 Kent Ave. in BK. #shopsatkent #nightmarket #holiday gifts.
We're so excited to have our new roll-on perfume oils now available in Bellacara Boutique in Alexandria, Va, and in Shen Beauty in Brooklyn, NY. Please do check them out, try on the different scents, and let the staff know that you want to see more!! Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support!
Bellacara (1000 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314) - this boutique was recently named one of the area's top places to shop for beauty by the Washingtonian. They are currently carrying our Nomaterra Malibu Honeysuckle, Savannah Magnolia, DC Cherry Blossom, and Oahu Gardenia Roll-On Perfume Oils.
Shen Beauty (315 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11231) - this gorgeous shop is the hub of all things beauty in Brooklyn. They carry brands both well-recognized as well as those hard-to-find, unique gems. Shen Beauty is now carrying the Nomaterra Malibu Honeysuckle, East Hampton Atlantic White Cedar, Oahu Gardenia, and Savannah Magnolia Roll-On Perfume Oils.
We're gearing up for the official grand opening of our store TOMORROW (11/16/13) at our first brick and mortar location at 240 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Join us tomorrow between 2-6pm and experience some of our newest city-scents and candles, including our Brooklyn Cologne and Candle, ONLY available in our Brooklyn store, as well as a very special, all natural, all organic youth elixir called Beimeni, only available for the holidays. See you tomorrow!
Nomaterra has been working closely with Michelle Kiela, who has been wholeheartedly involved in the redesign of our packaging, and is behind the gorgeously-detailed illustrations of some of America's greatest cities for Nomaterra's newest scents. Our task at hand was to marry the authenticity of the city-scents inside the box, with artwork representing the locations themselves, to create a cohesive movement from packaging to scent. Above, you see photos and our collaborative imagination and memories of these places turned into authentic sketches that engulf you and make you feel like you are there. (Right now we're staring at the Oahu landscape, wishing we could escape this Brooklyn rain!) Michelle is first and foremost an artist, with a Masters in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts, but also an incredibly talented graphic designer (She received her Bachelor's in Graphic Design from St. John's University). I would highly suggest checking out her work here: http://metalwor56.wix.com/ocdlayouts#!fine-arts/c1yaj and if you're looking to have artwork or graphic design done for a current or future project of yours, reach out to Michelle at email@example.com
For those of you who live in or around Brooklyn, have you ever noticed these leaves peeking through concrete slabs on the sidewalks or in parks? These are violet leaves, and we actually use the natural violet leaf absolute in our exclusive Brooklyn fragrance.
You're probably wondering how we ever found a plant or flower to represent Brooklyn. Coastal violets and violet leaves are historically native to Brooklyn's marshland coasts. And with our impending store opening in Brooklyn, what better time than to spotlight the ever-present yet often ignored violet leaf.
Violet leaf smells nothing like violets, the flowers, but adds this metallic coolness and earthy fresh cut-grass feel to a fragrance. I actually found it rather complex to work with, as it can be very overpowering and can destroy an entire fragrance if not diluted properly. We used it to create our first Nomaterra Cologne called Brooklyn Violet Leaf, which will be exclusive only to our store (you won't even find it on our website).
We're OBSESSED with this scent—especially when it's worn on our men! Come check us out and try our Brooklyn Cologne and our other scents at The Shops at Kent, 240 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249!)
Found in our classic East Hampton fragrance, Atlantic White Cedar originally thrived in swampy, low-elevation wetlands, characteristic of the Hampton and Montauk areas. The swamps were destroyed by rising sea levels, as well as lumbered, drained and cleared for farmland, but a few Atlantic White Cedar stands still remain. Before Long Island’s population boom, cedar swamps formed an almost continuous chain from Brooklyn to Montauk Point.This special cedar is typical of some historic rustic cedar shingles found on many of the waterfront homes in the Hamptons and Montauk. In 2011, tree trunk remains of the Atlantic White Cedar had been exposed on the shore due to extreme erosion from Hurricane Irene, and were found to be dating back about 4500 years ago.
East Hampton is a light, woody floral scent. It is sophisticated and elegant, with a Bohemian twist. East Hampton invites you to experience the feelings of artists and writers past, lured by the promise of golden, wispy dunes, refreshing breezes, and quaint front porches. Try it here.
There are only five days left to purchase a beautiful, hand-crafted bottle of perfume for Mother's day. And, because we know just how special moms are, we’re including a box of our amazing fragrance wipes with the purchase of any Nomaterra travel spray! Our fragrances are hand-crafted in small batches in Brooklyn, featuring the highest quality ingredients and all natural preservatives. Get your order
If you're interested in something more personalized for mom fill out the form below to contact our perfumer Aggie for information about having a custom fragrance made. We will create a gift certificate for your mom to have a consultation to find our what her favorite notes are, then create a custom fragrance just for her!
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Happy Monday Nomaterra fans!
We had a busy weekend here at Nomaterra, with events here in New York and at a fabulous boutique, Bellacara, in Alexandria, VA!
Guests got to sip on champagne and enjoy delicious chocolates while meeting the fantastic perfumer behind our fragrances. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported Nomaterra fragrances! We had a great time meeting all of you.
Mother's Day is just around the corner, with less than two weeks left to purchase a beautiful, hand-crafted bottle of perfume for Mom. Our fragrances are hand-crafted in small batches in Brooklyn, featuring the highest quality ingredients and all natural preservatives. Plus, because we know just how special moms are, we're including a box of our amazing fragrance wipes with the purchase of any Nomaterra travel spray!
One of our pre-made scents not striking your fancy? Contact our perfumer, Aggie, to arrange the creation of a custom fragrance for your Mom! We will provide a gift certificate good towards the consultation and creation of a custom fragrance.
Purchase your Nomaterra gifts here!