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Monday, 11 November 2013

Scentsational - Perfumed Jewelry

Hi Guys!

I have something a little bit different to show you today. So different in fact, that I believe this is a one-of-a-kind, well, it's certainly not like anything I ever came across before.

Let me introduce you to Perfumed Jewelry (Sorry, that's how it's spelled - believe me, I want to change it to Jewellery too! So no, it's not a typo) :P

Love your bling & all things scented? Then meet your match made 

in heaven – Perfumed Jewelry, who cleverly and so prettily infuse 

your favourite perfume into a JewelStone, to release it all day long, 

every day, for 28 days, all while encased in a pretty pendant.

The back story behind this clever brand is that, fifteen years ago, the creator Renee looked into her mother’s jewellery box and found a scented handkerchief that had scented all of the jewellery in the box. While the scent didn’t last, she thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to put perfume and jewelry together?” and so Perfumed Jewellery was born.

Simple, classic packaging

You simply choose your favourite scent encapsulated into the unique JewelStones. There's 200 fragrances to choose from, so you'll be hard pushed not to find your favourite.

Brands include Armani, BVLGARI, Chloe, Calvin Klein, Chanel, DKNY, Dior, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Jo Malone, Prada, Stella, Tom Ford and Victor & Rolf to name but just a few.

I received Chanel No. 5 infused JewelStones with my order.

If by some chance your favourite fragrance isn't listed, they will even go so far as to order it for you at no extra charge! You may have to wait up to a month for a specialised order however, which is fair enough and I think it's fantastic that they even offer this service. Especially at no extra cost.

Inside the beautiful presentation box you'll find your pendant along side a gorgeous storage jar for your JewelStones.

"Enchanted" Pendant

Each jar comes with 3 JewelStones infused with the scent of your selected fragrance.

The JewelStones themselves are shaped like mini diamonds, complete with facet cutting. They appear to be made from a hard, white chalk-like substance. 

I was a little skeptical at first as to how well the stones would hold the scent and whether or not there would be much longevity or power to it.

The scent was extremely powerful however - much more so than I was anticipating. You could instantly tell it was Chanel No.5 with intoxicating woody, aldehydic and powdery notes. If you're not a fan of strong scents, then you may want to pass one this one. There's plenty of others to choose from however.

Each JewelStone is designed to release the fragrance for 28 days. With 3 included, you get a 3 months supply.

Back to the pendant now;

The pendants come in a variety of styles - there's 6 to choose from. This one is "Enchanted"

All necklaces are a 30 inch chain with a filigree pendant. This sits around mid way down your chest - they're quite long.

Use the small clasp on the side to open the pendant

Then simply place one of the JewelStones into your pendant

Snap it shut and it's ready to wear. Simples!

I'd be lying if I didn't say that at first this reminded me of the Thuribles priests swing in churches with burning incense. It must be my Catholic school girl childhood coming out in me :D

I really love the idea and concept of this product. The pendant itself is beautifully crafted and would make a lovely piece regardless of the JewelStones. The selling point with this product however, is of course the JewelStones.

I did wonder about how the scent would translate to the JewelStone, but I have to say it definitely did smell of Chanel No. 5 - very potent and strong too. I can't say how lighter scents would fare, but if the Chanel No. 5 is anything to go by the JewelStones are well scented and infused with your chosen scent.

I love perfume. I love wearing perfume. I love getting an unexpected and pleasant waft of it throughout the day just when you think it's disappeared from your skin. I'm not convinced that I would swap my beloved bottles of perfume for this completely just yet however. I like being able to wear a scent on my pulse points, letting it adapt to my skin and change throughout the day.

With this however, the scent stays at the same strength throughout the day. I think this would be a great purchase for those who are allergic to perfume. I have a few friends who are allergic to perfumes and make do with the scented body lotions of their favourite fragrance instead, so I foresee a few of these being given as Christmas presents this year :)

I do think it's a really nice way of "wearing" perfume and it does indeed last longer than the traditional way of spritzing your perfume on your skin. And if nothing else, it's a lovely piece of jewellery. The allure factor is definitely in the ability to match your jewellery with your perfume though.

Perfumed Jewelry is priced at $140 (AUD) and this includes the chain, pendant and a 3 months supply of JewelStones infused with your chosen scent.

At today's rates, this works out at about €98 / £82

If you run out of JewelStones you can purchase a new 6 month supply which includes 2 JewelStone jars and 6 JewelStones for $50.

Or €35 / £29

Perfumed Jewelry are based in Australia, but get this, shipping worldwide is free, as is gift wrapping which is a nice added bonus and comes in handy for Christmas shopping.

What do you think of Perfumed Jewellery?
Could you see yourself wearing something like this?
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below :)

Thanks for reading,

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