A perfume made in Northern Ireland has been selected as part of a prestigious Forbes holiday gift guide for 2024.
Tonya Kidd-Beggs, is the founder and CEO of STORIES Parfums, Northern Ireland’s very first luxury, niche perfume house.
Stories Nº.01 is said to be inspired by the fig trees, heady jasmine and ocean breezes of the French Riviera.
It is described as an “uplifting, sensual fragrance, grounded with earthy vetiver and sensual amber”.
The mother-of-four lives in a small village on the North Down coast of Northern Ireland.
She is also a Cosmetic & Fragrance Consultant within the beauty & fragrance industry, specialising in perfumery, beauty, and storytelling.
Her website states: “My fragrance house was born as a testament of the power of fragrance and to the stories which have shaped my own life.
“Fragrance has always been a way for me to connect with who I am and what matters to me and by sharing my fragrances I hope to give people the space to stop and connect with either their past, their present or even dream for their future.
“The actual inspiration for each fragrance comes by working on how I feel on the day. I do not have an idea or a strategy where my perfumes are concerned.
“Everything comes to life as I work, much like an artist who paints a painting. It is an expression, an art, what I like to call the art of perfumery.”
The fragrances from Stories also reference the North Down rugged coastline and combine woody, green and evocative scents of the forest, and floral, herbaceous scents of the hedgerows and meadows.
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