I've been holding on to a secret and finally able to share it with you. I got a preview of The Fragrance Engineers prior to their launch back in July. Boy was it hard to keep this secret as what I learned was so exciting. The Fragrance Engineers offer a new concept that fill the void for perfume lovers, niche perfumers and entrepreneurs. Here's a first look at The Fragrance Engineers.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Founder Ryan T. Chadwick to learn about his company.
Ryan is a perfumer and trainer, which makes it very easy to talk to him. His passion shows as he shares information about The Fragrance Engineers. The Fragrance Engineers inspiration is to guide niche perfumers along as they make their dreams into reality. They eliminate the headaches associated with the financing, sourcing and production process. Imagine having the A-Team on your side as you translate your perfect scent into your own brand and company.
The Fragrance Engineers team members, are seasoned professionals with combined work experience spanning over three decades. Their expertise in the perfumery world are sought after by clients across multiple consumer categories. Each team member is unique and offer his own style when it comes to designing. Below are some perfumes created by the Fragrance Engineers team members. I was able to try these perfumes and share my thoughts.
As a mother of two young boys, my makeup routine is fast and simple in the mornings. I leave with my moisturizer, sunscreen and my brows filled in. I've tried using shadows, liners and gels to fill in my brows but by the end of the day my brows are faded and smeared. I've had several friends try eyebrow tattooing as a solution to this problem. I've never been one to consider eyebrow tattoos, until now with the latest method called microblading. I spoke to Denise Elias Wu, owner of Browistry, San Francisco to learn more about Microblading.
Microblading is a Semi-Permanent Method of Tattooing
It is often referred to as eyebrow embroidery and microstroking. Feather like strokes are drawn onto the brows with a hand tool instead of machine. The pigments are deposited into the upper layer of the dermis, making it shallower than traditional permanent makeup technique. The results are more natural looking, hair like strokes that complement the existing hair. This method is ideal for those who are looking to change up their eyebrow shape, make their brows fuller or for those who are suffering from hair loss conditions such as alopecia. But, there are contraindications: skin disease, epilepsy, heart disease, severe eczema, someone who scars easily, pregnant and breast feeding.
What to Expect During the Consultation
It is important to do your homework and find an Artist who fits your style. Microblading is a work of art which requires precision and lots of practice. While there are many Artists out there, it is wise to select a certified Artist with professional references and samples of their work. Denise Elias Wu utilizes her consultations as an opportunity to answer questions. The consultation takes 30 minutes, during this time she discusses color and brow style. A photo is taken as reference for the future procedure. For safety purposes, she also conducts a patch test.