Fragrance note hightlight: What is bergamot?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 1:59 PM

If you read through the notes on many fragrances, you'll notice bergamot is listed a lot. What exactly is bergamot, anyway? BERGAMOT

Bergamot is a citrus-scented essential oil extracted from the Citrus Beragamia tree, a native of Southeast Asia, but can now be found primarily in Italy and along the Ivory Coast. It is a popular aromatherapy oil and widely used in perfumes and colognes.

Bergamot is used to treat stress, depression, anxiety, anorexia, and a number of infections including skin infections like psoriasis and eczema. It is used to stimulate the liver, digestive system and spleen, and provide an overall lift to those suffering from a general malaise.

Popular fragrances that include bergamot are: Chanel No. 5, Shalimar by Guerlain, Angel by Thierry Mugler, Black Orchid by Tom Ford and Burberry The Beat, just to name a few.

Versace Bright Crystal a favorite at

Posted by Mariannes on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 4:42 PM

My favorite fragrance is Versace Bright Crystal. When I give it as a gift - it becomes the recipient's favorite also.

 When my youngest sister's birthday comes around (November 7th) she always wants me to replenish her Versace fragrances. The other night as I was walking into a restaurant, a young woman (now they all seem young) who I would imagine in her late twenties came rushing out and walked past me and turned around and said to me "you smell wonderful - what do you have on?"

 I get asked a lot by my friends what I am wearing. They love the scent and always say I smell good. This scent was originally suggested by our top-notch Quality Control woman, in which I value her opinion and suggestions. I get to work in close proximity to our Quality Control girls, which means I get to sample the fragrances and also get advice from these very knowledgeable ladies. 

 How lucky am I?

 Marianne S. has been at for 3 1/2 years and works in the accounting department.

The scent of a 4D movie: 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World'

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 6:46 PM

My family just got a whiff of "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D," and here’s how the event unfolded:

With each ticket we purchased, we received an Aromascope card (free of charge).

 The card displays round scratch-and-sniff circles with eight easy-to-read numbers. As the numbers flashed on the movie screen we were instructed to scratch and sniff the corresponding number on our card. 

 Each of the aromas on the card are supposed to transport you into the scene of the movie via your sense of smell. I’m not sure how #6 (the smell of dirty diapers) and #7 (the smell of dog farts) were supposed to make the movie come to life for me, but my kids (ages 9 & 11) thought it was great.

 What kid wouldn’t – body odors and funny sounds to that age group make for many giggles! For me – those smells and sounds just mean I’m getting old.

 (Patti K. is's vice president of business development. She has been with the company for almost seven years. Patti believes in love at first sight -- it's how she met her husband and how she feels about her two kids.)