Scented Jewelry Is the New Way to Wear Perfume
If part of your morning routine is walking through a cloud of your signature fragrance (and choking on the bits that you accidentally inhale), we’ve got a new way of applying smelly-good stuff. It comes in the form of an uber luxe eight-piece jewelry collection for gals and guys from By Kilian. Chic and perfumed wearables? Talk about two times the compliments! You won’t need a statement piece to standout in the crowd because they’ll smell you from a mile away! In a good way, of course.
The inspiration for this awesome idea came from 17th-century French perfumers (known as gantiers parfumeurs) who used to infuse men’s leather gloves with fragrance. That was eons ago, but the tradition inspired Kilian Hennessy, founder of By Kilian, to create The Leathers of L’oeuvre Noire for men, too. But, hey, we think the simplistic and sleek design of the Duo Cord Bracelet ($195) and Multi Bands Bracelet ($275). They are unisex, easily chic enough for everyday wear and have the perfect placement for releasing fragrance naturally since your wrists (and neck) are a natural pulse point.
The Jewels of L’oeuvre Noire for women is a four-piece necklace collection that features 18-karat gold Greek-inspired designs and our personal favorite embellishment, tassels. The black silk cords of the Onyx Tassel Necklace ($465) release a subtle trace of fragrance from miniature capsules that break with each wear, and the Locket Necklace ($295) contains a hidden ceramic disc for you to add more as the fragrance weakens or change out when you’re ready for something new. Forget about the midday spritz; you won’t need to reapply for an entire year because these materials are designed to maintain staying power for a full 365. Simply choose any one of By Kilian’s 29 scents to customize your pick. Gorgeous and low maintenance — what more can you ask for from an accessory?
Will you splurge on By Kilian’s scented jewelry line? Tell us if it’s on your wish list in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.