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Nomaterra's Team Reminisces About Their Favorite Thanksgiving Scents Posted on 27 Nov 14:59 , 0 comments

We asked a few our our Nomaterra staffers what scents they remember most from Thanksgivings past. The responses have our mouths watering and our sensory buds going. Here's what they had to say: "I love preparing the cranberry sauce and just before dinner is prepared and served, you grate an orange rind onto, and the orange zest mixed with the smell of fresh cranberries is perfect. that reminds me of Thanksgiving." - Michael Hoeffler, Graphic Design [caption id="attachment_2803" align="aligncenter" width="290"]orange zest, cranberries, cranberry sauce, thanksgiving, dinner "Scent of orange zest mixed with the smell of fresh cranberries is perfect."[/caption] "Yams with marshmallows are quintessentially Thanksgiving in my family. You know when it is done baking when you smell the sweet melted marshmallows emanating from the oven." - Benjamin Burnett, CEO [caption id="attachment_2802" align="aligncenter" width="293"]marshmallows, yams, thanksgiving, dinner, festive Sweet, gooey marshmallow scent emanates from the yams, straight out of the oven.[/caption] "My favorite scent memory is of crescent rolls baking before we eat. It's my grandmother's recipe, and to be honest, I don't love the taste of them, but they smell amazing and it makes me think of the days when the entire family would get together for the holidays and celebrate. The whole family used to fight over them. It's a magical scent." - Emma Abbott, Social Media Associate [caption id="attachment_2800" align="aligncenter" width="327"]homemade, crescent rolls, thanksgiving, dinner, traditions, scent The scent of homemade, buttery crescent rolls[/caption] "My Thanksgiving scent memory is actually not food related. When I was younger, our family and family friends would travel to Killington, VT, rent out a house right off the ski mountain or stay at a ski resort, and have a huge pot-luck Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone would bring a different part of the meal, but the scent memory that stands out to me most is the real fire wood that would burn in all the fireplaces in the house or resort, from the minute we arrived until the moment we left. That combination of firewood with snow, fir trees, and fresh air are what I remember most about my Thanksgivings. " - Agnieszka Burnett, Creative Director [caption id="attachment_2804" align="aligncenter" width="293"]fireplace, fire, firewood, Thanksgiving, dinner Thanksgiving Dinner by warm fireplace. The scent of firewood, crisp air, and fir trees.[/caption]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

- The Nomaterra Team


Nomaterra Artist Spotlight: Marta Solomianko Posted on 18 Oct 13:12 , 0 comments

Nomaterra Artist Spotlight: Marta Solomianko Nomaterra is revealing a brand new emblem, a compass-inspired circular logo, representing the Nomaterra ideology of creating luxury scents for the travel inspired, using ingredients indigenous and authentic to each location. The artist behind the emblem is San Francisco based Marta Solomianko, who also created the East Hampton, Miami, and Malibu paintings that you see on our new roll-on and candle packaging. 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 our emblem, as well as a some of Marta's initial paintings, color work, and sketches that lead to the final artwork we have now. Marta is an abstract artist, and extremely talented in what she does. She recently exhibited at La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts in Noyers, France and travels the world exhibiting her installations and artwork at renowned galleries. I would highly suggest to check out her work on http://www.martasolomianko.com, and if you're looking to have artwork or graphic design done for a current or future project of yours, reach out to Marta at mksolomia@gmail.com.

What are your first fragrance discoveries? Posted on 26 Sep 15:42 , 0 comments

What are your first fragrance discoveries?

I was doing some fall cleaning, and came upon my old fragrance collection, which I started in my early teens. Some are classics, and some I'm slightly embarrassed for even buying, buy hey, I was experimenting! I think I may have even had a Gap fragrance at one point, but I threw that one out a while ago. It's amazing how my taste has evolved from fragrances like CK One and Tommy Girl, to indie perfumes, to creating my own fragrances for Nomaterra. One thing that hasn't changed though, is my joy for exploring different perfumes. There's nothing wrong with trying it all, from completely obscure brands that only ever came out with one scent, to best-sellers. Even with my own brand, I still enjoy exploring what's new, what's out there. One scent that sticks out in this collection is CK One. CK One debuted in 1994, and was revolutionary for its time due to its forward thinking ad featuring Kate Moss and LGBT activist model Jenny Shimizu, and most importantly, for the fact that is was a unisex eau de toilette, a first of its kind. It now smells like nail polish to me, mostly due to the fact that its been aging in a box for over 10 years. What's interesting though is that CK One really started a movement in the creation of unisex fragrances, that is still very much alive now. You name it, and almost every designer and niche brand has at lease one unisex fragrance. The last one in these row of oldies is Acqua Di Gio. Another renowned classic that's won its fair share of awards including a Fifi Men's Fragrance of the Year Nouveau Niche in 1998 and had been entered into the Fragrance Hall of Fame last year. This is what my husband used to wear, like many men. He's now moved on to wearing our Brooklyn Violet Leaf Cologne. What fragrances do you remember experimenting with from your childhood/teens/early years? Do you still wear them? What do you wear now?


The Art of Seduction: An Evening Affair Posted on 5 Apr 12:26 , 0 comments

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Nomaterra was thrilled to be a part of Missionelle's Art of Seduction event at Toshi's Penthouse in the Flatiron Hotel last night! Our founder, Aggie Burnett, was invited to speak as part of a panel of fashion and beauty experts about the art of seduction. There was a lot of fantastic advice to be had, with gems like celebrity hairstylist Aleksandra Sasha Nesterchuk's insistence that to be seductive "you have to want to have sex with yourself!" Following the panel, Nomaterra set up a fragrance corner where guests could try out a variety of different aphrodisiac blends. The blends were made with essential oils that are known aphrodisiacs such as lavender, ylang ylang, and jasmine. We also provided custom samples of our blends to guests so that they could test them out at home! Thanks so much to everyone that came out and to Missionelle for allowing us to share our expertise. Happy Friday everyone! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Nomaterra and on Facebook!

In My Bag: Nomaterra's Founder Aggie Burnett Posted on 4 Mar 15:05 , 0 comments

Here's a glimpse into Aggie's everyday carry-ons -- overflowing with travel, beauty, and Nomaterra essentials.

In My Bag: Nomaterra Founder Aggie Burnett

Nomaterra Founder Aggie Burnett

The Bag: Dior Saddle Bag: "I bought this bag in 2007 -- It was one of the first items that I purchased while working at Glamour Magazine."

Nivea Hand Cream: "I love this hand cream because it's really moisturizing for my super dry hands in the winter and it absorbs quickly."

Duri Rejuvacote: "This is a perfect product to use to touch up your nails right before an event, plus it makes your nails super strong and makes them grow quickly. And it's made in Brooklyn!"

Laura Mercier Travel Mascara: "This mascara makes my lashes voluminous and jet black on-the-go."

Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bellini: "This lip gloss is really special to me; I wore it on my wedding day!"

Benefit Benetint: "I've loved this since it first came out and I haven't stopped wearing it. It's great for lips and cheeks for a just-ran-outside flush."

Inglot Liquid Eyeliner in #25: "I will never wear any eyeliner but this one. It goes on perfectly, makes your eyes pop and never smears."

Nomaterra East Hampton Travel Spray: "With the coming of spring I'm starting to get in the mood with Nomaterra's East Hampton fragrance. It's clean, fresh, and how I want to smell now."

Travel & Leisure: "I love catching up on the newest and greatest spots to travel to while I'm on the subway."

Nomaterra Samples: "I always carry samples with me wherever I go to have people try our scents."

Nomaterra Fragrance Wipes: "I always carry a few of these in my bag for sampling or for personal use."

Tide To Go Pen: "This instantly removes any clothing stains that may happen throughout my busy day."

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat: "This makes me look completely rested even if I only slept three hours last night."

Nomaterra Business Cards: "These are essential."

Inglot Lip Pencil in #12: "I love this lip liner because it doubles as a lipstick and it doesn't smear."

Necklace: "My grandmother's diamond necklace. I carry it with me for good luck."

Hershey's Kisses: "I don't leave my apartment without a few Hershey's milk chocolate kisses. They give me an instant energy boost."

Sunglasses: "I love my $5 turquoise retro sunglasses. I never buy name brand glasses because I lose or break them too quickly."

Givenchy Card Holder: "I use this convenient little holder to store my ID, metro card, and other essentials."

Passports: "These get me to wherever I need to go in America, Europe and beyond."

Kindle: "Perfect for a quick read on the subway or during airport delays."

Cashmere Gloves: "These are great transitional gloves from winter to spring and they're special to me because I got them from my sister-in-law."

Nomaterra Post Cards: "These are great for when I want to share more information at an event or in a store."

What's in your day bag?

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