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).