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 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."
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