Fragrance is a powerful form of art that has the tremendous ability to evoke emotion and create lasting memories. It’s a way for us to express ourselves to the world, making a statement about who we are and what we stand for. Thankfully, many black-owned fragrance brands are gaining more visibility and offering consumers the opportunity to be original with their scent. These passionate entrepreneurs have crafted a range of quality scents that not only smell great but have become an expression of their individuality. Take some time to explore these inspiring fragrance brands and discover unique scents from their houses.
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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna has revolutionized the beauty industry with its innovative inclusive products. From foundation to skincare, Fenty was the first major beauty brand to drastically widen the traditional beauty standard and acknowledge a range of skin tones. So, it’s no surprise that Fenty Beauty is now embracing an entirely new realm—fragrance! Now fans of the brand can enjoy a signature scent as perfect as their beloved makeup from the one and only Rihanna. From its launch in 2017 to now, it’s obvious that Fenty Beauty is not just any ordinary beauty brand—it’s here to stay.
BROWN GIRL Jane
BROWN GIRL Jane focuses on helping women tap into the power of wellness through their masterfully crafted aromatic, body and beauty collections. At BROWN GIRL Jane, they want their customers to feel like every product is designed with them in mind. That’s why every fragrance holds clean, clinically-studied ingredients. By centering their voices in nuance and cultural diversity, they bring impactful wellness benefits contained in each bottle they make.
Maya Nije is another black-owned fragrance brand focused on sustainability. The company creates small batch fragrances using 100% natural ingredients sourced from all over the world including India’s Grasse region which is known for producing some of the finest perfumes in the world. They design each scent to evoke a certain emotion or memory such as joy or invigoration.
House of Linnic
House of Linnic was founded by entrepreneur Asha Linn in 2018. Her mission was to create “luxury fragrances that capture the essence of a woman’s spirit” while also celebrating her African heritage. Each scent is crafted with high-quality ingredients and inspired by stories from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. All fragrances are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from synthetic colors or dyes. The most popular scent of theirs is Sultry Nights. It has top notes of blackberry, jasmine sambac, and rose. Middle notes of patchouli, ylang-ylang, and geranium, and base notes of musk and woody amber. This fragrance is perfect for anyone looking for a romantic evening scent that will last all night long.
Pink MahogHany is an independent fragrance brand with a unique story behind it. It’s founded by Chavalia, a self-taught niche perfumer from Longview, Texas who wanted to craft scents that would make people happy without causing any ill effects. With this in mind, Chavalia started creating fragrance concoctions designed to “court the skin” and flirt with the air, inviting them into conversation. If you want to indulge in an engaging aroma experience, explore the wonderful scents of Pink MahogHany.
Kimberly New York
KIMBERLY New York, believes in high-quality ingredients and crafting products that are modern yet timeless. That’s why each KIMBERLY New York eau de parfum contains a proprietary blend of 20% fragrance oil and natural solvents. This ensures you get the perfect scent that is both long-lasting and gentle on sensitive skin. Also, all of the products are cruelty free and made with sustainable materials as part of their commitment to sustainability.
World of Chris Collins
Exploring the confluence of different cultures and stories, Chris Collins fragrances embody the signature style of New York and Paris. These scents are designed to capture more than simply a pleasant smell. Their sole purpose is to create a sensual ambiance as well as tell stories from the past. With inspiration from music, art, and love, each fragrance becomes its own individual expression. As the inimitable creator himself explains, composing these scents is akin to writing a musical score with notes that blend together to form a mesmerizing melody.
Savoir Faire Parfums are luxury fragrances made with a combination of quality ingredients hand-blended in Atlanta. These perfumes and colognes are inspired by the diaspora to offer something completely unique. Whether you’re a man or woman looking for an evolved olfactory experience, Savoir Faire Parfums is sure to tantalize your senses.
When it comes to modern perfumery, MAIR has taken a classic approach to ensure that the experience is unforgettable. Their collection was created with a mission in mind, using artistry and carefully blended notes to evoke feelings of happiness, confidence, and beauty.
B Fragranced has been empowering individuals to express their unique style through scent and accessories. Their philosophy is simple—to strive to make quality products that are affordably priced so everyone can look and feel amazing. They understand scent is about finding the perfect combination for the right time and special moments. They, therefore, have an expansive selection of fragrances to choose from that range from subtle to sharp.
Ovation For Men
Say hello to Ovation for Men. Extolling its confident, stylish, and charismatic vibe, it throws you a pleasant aroma as you make your entrance. Fit for a higher standard of living, each person will exude strength, passion and success with just one spray. Just like an ovation, this fragrance encourages timelessness and boldness as you become captivated by its distinguished scent. Constructed of bergamot, cardamom, aqua and tobacco blended with hints of amber, vanilla and leather. No moment spent with Ovation is ever the same.
Support a Black-owned fragrance
There are so many amazing black-owned fragrance brands out there offering something unique for everyone’s taste! Whether you’re looking for something bolder or more subtle , there’s definitely something out there for every kind of consumer. Supporting these businesses helps not just them but also your local economy while providing you with products that are truly special! So why not take some time to explore these amazing brands today? You won’t regret it!
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