In 2018 Nest Fragrances celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand. Founder Laura Slatkin has been dedicated to not only her business but to a cause even more personal. Nest Fragrances Cocoa Woods is inspired by Slatkin’s personal experiences when faced with adversity. “My own story is best told in moments of being challenged,” said Slatkin. “Fifteen years ago, I learned I would face the challenge of raising my son who is deeply affected by autism. My answer to his diagnosis was to start a foundation called NEXT for Autism. We founded the first public school dedicated to children with autism and we built a major brain institute with Columbia University and Weill Cornell. At the same time, I started NEST Fragrances, which has grown tremendously over the past 10 years. All of this took strength and a fearless approach to the unknown, a willingness to forge new territories, and to do things I did not know how to do. But, when I successfully overcame each challenge and obstacle, it was very gratifying and I felt empowered. That is the mood I wanted to create with Nest Fragrances Cocoa Woods.”
Characterized as a woody-gourmand scent, Cocoa Woods takes the essence of bittersweet cocoa wrapped in sequoia wood and white sandalwood, blended with exotic hints of tiaré blossom and Thai ginger. “Cocoa Woods represents reaching your goals and pushing yourself to do things that are outside your comfort zone,” Slatkin continued. “When you do that, you feel an enormous sense of accomplishment, and that is empowering.”
Perfumer: Jerome Epinette of Robertet
Starting the week of June 25, Cocoa Woods will be available for purchase in a 1.7 Fl. Oz. (50mL) eau de parfum spray for $74 and a 0.27 Fl. Oz. (8mL) eau de parfum rollerball for $27 at Sephora stores in the U.S. and Canada, Sephora.com, QVC.com, and NESTFragrances.com. Nest Fragrances Cocoa Woods debuts at Sephora in Australia and Mexico in September.
Via Press Release
Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief