I am not usually a person who gets involved in giveaways or big internet project things. I figure they almost never work out for me, or I always notice them too late. But I stumbled upon this one & was intrigued. And early enough to have a shot at participating.
Turns out, I was one of the first 100 responses, & I received the only fancy perfume samples I have ever ever owned in the mail. Which is a nice feeling when you are expecting & downsizing & cannot justify immediate purchases like perfume when you never really bought any before, but want something to make you feel just a tad more sophisticated in your sweatpants & belly bands. Extra perk? These scents were created based off of someone's life experiences, & are intended to bring aid to those who need it.
I really, really love the Amara scent. It is what it says it is; woodsy, smoky, full of mystery & spice with pleasant top notes that, on me, transformed as my day went on, evaporating from a deep musk to a lighter, floral scent with a spicy base. I adore earthy, exotic scents that tie me down like roots; comfortable & nurturing. This one was not Bear's favorite, though.
Bear prefers the Savann scent. An actual floral scent with a sweet fruity finish, this much more feminine perfume is grounded with a rich sandalwood base. It is a flighty scent that remains tethered to some form of earthiness, if that makes any sense. I appreciate it as well; especially for office wear. It is just understated enough for my library life, but bold enough to keep things interesting.
While the little sample spray bottles are adorable & I love the scents, the project itself is what initially piqued my interest. It is no secret that I dream of adventures in this big world of ours. Of meeting people who live daily lives that are so entirely different from my own, whose cultures are rich with heritage & tradition, saturated in color & incense, steeped in sacred teas, or cooked in intimate kitchens full of flavor & ripened fruits & vegetables. The world is full of people in various living conditions... & not all of the people in the world are as lucky as we are. I was drawn to this particular project because Anne & MCMC fragrances were given inspiration in their art while giving back to the community that served as their muse. And I think that if you can do that while pursuing your passion, you deserve to be cheered on, however you can be.
I received two postcards with my samples as well, & was asked to write an example of a time I was shown compassion from someone else. You can see the postcards with the perfume samples above. What would you write for a time when someone showed you compassion?
If you are perfume connoisseur, I highly recommend these alluring scents. They are unique, handcrafted (guaranteed with love, how adorable is that?) & they come from a place with a lot of heart. The company is Brooklyn based & has a myriad of other scents & products as well, which you can find here. Their mission with the Humanity Project is further expounded upon here, as well. Finally, you can see what other projects have been a part of their journey or await the company on their blog!
Just to clarify, I am blogging about this simply because I think it is a great idea that deserves some acknowledgement. And I loved the scents. Other than participating in the project as outlined in the first link on this post, I am not affiliated with MCMC Fragrances in any way.