Laura Slatkin's Nest Fragrances brand has launched Cocoa Woods, a new fragrance for women.
In 2018, Slatkin commemorates 25 years in the fragrance industry and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the launch of her NEST Fragrances brand. Cocoa Woods is inspired by Slatkin’s personal experiences when faced with adversity and how she persevered to overcome obstacles to achieve her goals.
“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 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.”
Nest Fragrances Cocoa Woods is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum ($72) or 8 ml rollerball ($27).
This sounds delicious but unfortunately I’ve my mind set on something else already for the year.
Aren’t you going to tell us what??
Ahhhh – yes, it’s the new Neela called Niral.
Right! That does take more budgeting than a Nest
That is a combination of notes that sound intriguing. I never tried any of nest fragrances, do they live up to their descriptions?
To me, not even close. They do have fans though!
NO they don’t! But the perfumes are indeed lovely, for not matching the notes. And Nest Home fragrances are really nice!
I really enjoy Nest fragrances, but they’re certainly more serviceable than innovative. My favorite is Black Tulip which is like a more floral Angel, for instance; Citrine is a perfectly reasonable lemon vanilla. I’m not expecting this to blow my socks off but I’ll bet I get some and probably wear it. (I might not; they do have some scents that fall more to the level of boring than serviceable.)
Thanks for the opinion unseencenser and Ede97005! Well, at least they are not expensive, many things lately go into serviceable direction for much higher prices
I hope I like this. I so want one of their bottles, and the only one that worked for me was the Citrine, which is no longer available in my area.
Agreed, I heard my heart set on buying something from this brand because of the gorgeous bottles but found all the fragrances meh.
My experience exactly. The Midnight Fleur bottle is my favorite but on me it smelled like a cheap copy of something from Bath and Body Works. The Nest line is really popular though, they must smell good on someone.
I am wondering if it has been reformulated? The eldest Marzipan has an original bottle of Midnight Fleur (it is in a black opaque bottle with the blue flower motif…very heavy bottle)….it smells like an extraordinarily rich vanillic, pineapple amber…she has had it for many, many years…before Nest began selling at Sephora and QVC and before the bottles were changed.
from the original release…and in my opinion the fragrance is as rich and stunning as the bottle
and she won it in a draw on Cafleurebon…it came with a gorgeous matching thick body cream and a travel roll on…..
That’s a beautiful bottle! What an amazing prize!!
I’ve heard that it was reformulated, not long after they started with qvc.
I don’t know about their fragrances, but I like their Holiday candle.
This is a beautiful story…but the notes are tropical and rich, and do not make me think of overcoming adversity, but rather luxuriating in Bali????
The notes sound great. Will head to the nearest Sephora when it becomes available. It may even warrant a rollerball purchase (the new travel size) which I will decant into an atomizer.
Sounds like a fall/winter trial for me. Dahlia and Vines is still my favorite Nest scent- accessible and springy.