Monday, 25 April 2016

What Scintellescents Body & Boutique is really about.

We are an independent fragrance market, specializing only in fragrances and other scented products. We don’t also sell a myriad of skincare and cosmetic products like the big guys, but instead hone our expertise and focus sharply on finding the most suitable, satisfying fragrance for each customer, locating the highest possible value for the lowest price.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer great deals for savvy bargain shoppers, or for students and seniors who may not have a lot of cash at their disposal for the luxury of fragrance – we aim to offer this luxury for less. Much less.

Fragrance lifts moods, elicits emotions, evokes memories, exudes confidence and sensuality, and allows the wearer to represent a facet of their personality, in an almost artistic display of self-expression. Fragrance speaks to the primal, subconscious mind and the inner child, and brings out dormant traits thought to be long lost. Fragrance transports the wearer to times long ago and places far away. A fragrance is, simply put, magic in a bottle.  

As opposed to the bigger businesses and co-operations out there, profit is far from being the only thing this business is concerned about and strives to obtain. We want to live in a better, safer world and understand that this requires doing something to help change it, whether those efforts are small or large. Any size of a contribution is still ultimately a contribution, and it is a core value of this company to contribute as much as we can, as often as we can, and in any way we can. We hope to see you join us on this mission to help recreate, reshape and reinvigorate the world.


I hope you have learned something valuable about our company, Scintellescents Body & Boutique, from reading this. We are and will be working to make this world a better, more positive place and would love for you to join us in this undertaking.  

New Inventory


We recently got some new stock in by the likes of Ralph Lauren, Versace, Bvlgari, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Juicy Couture, to name a few! Details, including volume and pricing of each fragrance following



Ralph by Ralph Lauren 
Eau de Toilette 
30 mL/1.0 Fl Oz

$40 




Versace Versense 
Eau de Toilette
30 mL/1.0 Fl Oz

$40 


Vera Wang tester
Eau de toilette 
50 mL/1.7 Fl oz 

Box has been opened and fragrance sprayed a few times but otherwise new, full and completely undamaged. Was opened on April 23, 2016. 

Sold in retail for: $89.70
Our price: $60.00 



Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline
Eau de toilette 
25 mL/0.8 Fl Oz

Sold in retail for: $86.25 
Our price: $60.00


Marc Jacobs Daisy 
Eau de Toilette 
50 mL/1.7 Fl oz 

Sold in retail for: $103.50
Our price: $83.50


Versace Bright Crystal
Eau de Toilette 
30 mL/1.0 Fl oz

Sold in retail for $71.30 
Our price: $50.00 


Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy 
Eau de Parfum
100 mL/3.4 Fl Oz

Sold in retail for: $126.50
Our price: $100.00


News and upcoming deals and promotions for April & May 2016

SCINTELLESCENTS:

Making the world a better, brighter place with each fragrance product sold. 

APRIL

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Donating a Goal of $50 to Avalon Sexual Assault Center 

We are only 5 days away from having our total donations for Avalon Sexual Assault Center ready to go!
We are sitting at $38, meaning we are only $12 away from our goal of $50 for the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month :)

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 
Donating 10% of all profits to this wonderful organization 

From April 15 to May 15 we have been/will also be donating 10% of our profits to Habitat for Humanity. At the moment we are sitting a little higher than $20 but still have 20 days to keep adding to it with every sale. :)

END OF MONTH GIVEAWAY DRAW FOR $50 GIFT CARD

On April 30 we will also be holding our giveaway draw for a $50 gift card to a store of the winner's choiee! Every customer received a ballot in this draw for each $10 they spent at Scintellescents.

MAY 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Donating $100 to Laing House if 500 Facebook Page Likes/Followers on either Twitter or Instagram

We plan to donate $100 to Laing House if either our Facebook page, Twitter page, or Instagram page reaches 500 likes/followers before May 31, 2016, so please, spread the word to your friends and family! Whether or not you ever order or purchase from us, the more exposure we get, the more frequently we'll be able to donate to charitable organizations, and the more money we'll be able to donate. Regardless of whether or not we reach 500 likes or followers, we will absolutely be donating time and/or money to Laing House for Mental Health Awareness Month.

MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL

Offering a terrific deal for Mother's Days orders - add chocolates and a single red rose for only $10! 
Contact me to order in your mom's favourite perfume for Mother's Day at an astoundingly low price! Whether Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, Armani... we will be able to have it for you for 15-40% less than its retail price, in time for Mother's Day! If she lives in Halifax we will even deliver it to her on Mother's Day! And if you want to include a box of chocolates and a single red rose to make it an even more exquisite gift, we will include it in a beautifully presented gift bag for only an additional $10.

Perfume + rose + chocolates = the perfect gift for a mom, who deserves to feel valued and cherished, but not at the expense of your bank!

NEW OFFER

Reviewing fragrances on a regular basis through written reviews and YouTube videos - happy to take requests! 

I will be sharing my opinions on a few different fragrances each week, through written reviews on this blog and also through video reviews on YouTube. Hopefully it will be as fun and exciting for my fellow Scinners watching, as it will be for me making them! Perfumes have become a very important part of my life and my passion for scents and fragrances runs strong. I am also happy to take requests if there are any fragrances in particular you'd like me to review/discuss.

WE APPRECIATE ALL FEEDBACK

 I also love learning about them in general and listening to how others about them and the vast spectrum of opinions so if you review them yourself, through any medium whatsoever, please contact me! I love hearing feedback. I also invite you to comment on this blog with whatever questions, concerns or comments you may have as listening to and addressing customers issues well are of paramount importance to me. If you require clarification or assistance of any kind, please do not hesitate to ask.


Sunday, 24 April 2016

Welcome to Scintellescents' Blog!

Welcome and thank you so much for joining us for our first blog post!

As you may be aware of, I own and run a small business in Halifax, Nova Scotia called Scintellescents Body & Boutique. We sell fragrances at greatly discounted rates and offer many special features and benefits for our clients such as a 10% discount for students and seniors, automatic entry into our VIP 'Scinners' Club' (which offers additional opportunities for discounts and terrific deals), free gift wrapping upon request and free delivery in the Dartmouth/Halifax area.

 We pride ourselves on being able to find rare, discontinued fragrances upon request and providing the best possible deals we can for our customers.

Although the business has only been started fairly recently we have also taken the initiative to start donating some of its revenues to local charitable organizations in our community. This we have planned to continue to do indefinitely, as giving back and helping the world become a better place any way we can, is an important company value for us. We have the opportunity and privilege of being able to buy luxury products such as perfumes, so we believe its important to offer support and help to those who barely have enough resources to sustain their own lives or those or their families, to those who can barely afford the clothes on their back.

Every month we will be donating at least 10% of our proceeds to one or more charity organizations in Halifax. Currently we are donating $2 per sale to the Avalon Sexual Assault Center for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and 10% of our profits to Habitat for Humanity.
If our Facebook page is able to obtain 500 likes by May 31, we will be donating $100 to Laing House, an organization in Halifax dedicated to giving support to youth suffering from mental illness. Regardless of whether or not we reach the goal of 500 likes, we will definitely be donating some amount to Laing House in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.

As well as these monthly donations we will be holding a raffle draw at the end of each month for a giveaway prize for a lucky customer. Everytime you spend $10 at our business, you will be given one of these raffles. Our prizes, valued up to $50 currently, will likely increase in size and value as our business continues to expand.

This blog, as well as providing company news and announcements as they come in, will be used as a platform for my personal reviews on fragrances. I will be divulging my opinions on which are my favourites, least favourites, my recommendations for people enjoying certain categories of fragrances as opposed to others, my opinions on new releases and rare gems, and more. I look forward to sharing more wonderful fragrance-related posts with you and thank you so much for coming to check out our blog!

~~~Luxury for less
<3 Em