Lisa Hoffman x Tom Binns Fragrance Jewelry Will Shorten Your Morning Routine
October 9, 2012
I’ve been getting myself ready in the morning for just about two decades now (does elementary school count?), and I’ll be hard-pressed to remember a day where I managed to shower, get dressed, throw on makeup and do my hair in under an hour, so I welcome anyone that’s working to shorten up my morning routine. Enter Lisa Hoffman, who’s trying to do just that. The venerable purveyor of all things fragrant just teamed up with jeweler Tom Binns on a full range of fragrance jewelry: necklaces, earrings and bracelets that offer a constant-yet-subtle aroma throughout the day.
No stranger to collaborations, Tom Binnswas tasked with creating a piece of jewelry that could not only carry a scent, but could also be refilled to recharge the potency. The result? A gorgeous series of vented pendant pods that hold perfume beads, which are diffused into the air. As Hoffman says, “It’s perfume. We just reinvented the packaging.”
Hoffman incorporated her signature scents — Japanese Agarwood, Madagascar Orchid, Tunisian Neroli, French Clary Sage and Tuscan Fig — with the sustainable wood flour beads, while Binns told WWD, “The visual was a timeless, classic design with a unique way of wearing a fragrance. It is a traditional practice in Eastern countries of having jewelry that incorporates fragrances. I wanted to take that medium and translate it into a modern language.”
The pendants, which retail for $250, are available not on LisaHoffmanBeauty.com. Cuffs ($300) and earrings ($200) will be available in November and January, respectively.
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