Imagine having built in halo. Imaging having a crown you can shape into many forms. Imagine having the sunshine reaching down and embracing your coils. Imagine creating a variety of hairstyles how you want and when you want. Imagine shea butter, mango butter & oils swirling into your curls and having them shining brighter than a star. Its World Afro Day!
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Hailing form the Caribbean, St. Croix USVI to be exact. I wanted to create fabulous scents that reminded me of the place where God wanted me to experience first. I didn’t want to create scents for Island Kissez just because everyone else had them or because they were “popular”. I intertwined scents that were tropically inspired and very much so desired. These scents that I mix sometimes remind me of sipping a fruit punch on the beach, which I did recently when I visited St. Croix in January. The rain pounding on our galvanized rooftops, the lime trees that we grew in our back yards, the mango trees that bent low enough for you to pick and enjoy immediately. The scent of guava trees wafting as the breezes blow and all of the other amazing scents the breezes offer you as it kisses your nostrils ever so gently.
One of the scent that I created that reminds me of this is my Beach Petals scent. Beach Petals is made with a zest of citrus, the sweet floral scent of jasmine and a splash of tropical fruitiness all mixed. It’s reminiscent of being on vacation sitting on a beach and inhaling all of the tropical goodness.
Calypso is like a tropical party in a jar. It’s a combination of mango, guava, coconut and other yummy smelling tropical scents all splashed together to create this musically, fruity smelling junction. In the caribbean Calypso is one of the many types of music that we listen to. The rhythmic sounds of the instrument makes you want to dance, just like our Calypso scent. Yesssss!!!
Citrus Mist is infused with a drop of lime a splash of cherry blossom and a tiny bit of other fruity scents. This is the scent that reminiscent of eating a cherry limeade fraco on a hot summer day. Franco for us in the islands is like shaved ice, Italian ice or snow cone elsewhere.
Spring Rain is infused with pomegranate, green tea and a light floral combination. This scent reminds me of course of beautiful, tropical rainy days. When the raindrops pour from the heavens and sprinkle onto the botanicals then releases the aromas in the air. How refreshing does that sound?
Divine is the delectable scent of apple with a nice earthy undertone. This scent reminds my of the rainforest. The very light scent of the apple scent and the earthy undertone smells like how the rainforest smells after the rain. Oh so fresh and clean.
These five scents are some of the first scents created since Island Kissez started five years ago! They are the all time favorite scents. What’s your favorite Island Kissez scent? Let me know in the comment section below or if you haven’t tried any yet they are waiting for you to try.