Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Allergic or Sensitive to Perfume? Vessel is the Answer!

I have always enjoyed perusing the perfume counters in department stores. Pretty packaging catches my eye, celebrity endorsements are enticing, and fragrance names sound so delightful. But alas, when it comes time for the salesperson to spray my wrist I quickly back off and head for the shoes, or the purses, or the clothes, or anywhere else in the store!

The smell of fragrance on my skin bothers me so much, that on the rare occasion I have bought perfume and actually used it, I'm typically washing it off within minutes of applying it. In fact, the driving force behind my infrequent perfume purchases has usually been how cute I thought the bottle would look on my bathroom counter! I soon realize that a $75 (or higher) bathroom decoration is not worth the money spent.

I don't necessarily have allergies to perfume, although sometimes my nose does get stuffed up if I happen to be in close contact to someone who smells like they just bathed in their favorite fragrance. For me, it is more like a sensitivity to the fragrance on my skin. To be succinct, I just can't stand scent on my skin!

Vessel jewelry is the perfect way for me, and anyone else with allergies or sensitivities, to enjoy fragrance without having to directly apply perfume to the skin. It's such a great solution that now I wear perfume everyday - in my scented jewelry of course - and I can even change fragrance anytime I want to throughout the day or evening.

So to my fellow allergy or sensitivity sufferers out there: you too can now enjoy fragrance without worry. 

Vessel is the answer!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Unique Designs of Vessel

You may or may not know this about Vessel's lockets, but they have ALL been designed just for us!  If you have ever had occasion to try to find unique lockets, like us you probably found that almost all commercially available lockets come in just a handful of shapes (primarily hearts), and very, very few of them are as open in design as Vessel lockets are.  We knew that this would be a critical attribute, since it's pretty hard to smell our ScentSpheres behind a wall of metal!   After not having much success finding what we needed ready-made, we began the process of having unique designs made for us. 

This was a new road for us, and we learned a lot in the process.  We were lucky enough to find a fabulous local designer.  Our very first design was what we now call the "Diamond" locket.  We wanted to invoke the "V" of Vessel into it.
It was a lot of fun to come up with different ideas for locket designs, and sometimes challenging to come up with the proper marriage of function and design.  For example, we wanted to do a butterfly locket, but eventually put it on the back-burner because we were having difficulty in designing a workable way for the locket to open.  We'll keep working on that one.  The possibilities for future locket introductions are almost limitless!  That's pretty exciting - for us, and for you!
One of the things I like best about Vessel jewelry is that - because of the unique designs of the lockets - you will find that people will stop you to ask about your jewelry.  Of course, they have no way of knowing when they stop you that there is so much more to the jewelry ... when they find out about the ScentSpheres, it usually just astounds them.  The point is that they are first drawn to the attractiveness of the jewelry, and the fact that it is scented jewelry simply "seals the deal."  What a great benefit for Vessel Stylists, to have a product that truly does sell itself.  If you are a Vessel Stylist, I suggest you keep a good supply of business cards and Vessel information with you at all times!
We would also love to hear from you regarding what locket designs you would like to see us do in the future.  Feel free to comment on this blog post, post on our Facebook page (, or drop us a note to

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Versatile Vessel for the Holidays

If you're like me, you probably have a few holiday parties scheduled this month. Coming up with various outfits and accessories can be challenging (at least for me!) both creatively and monetarily. Instead of spending a lot of money to buy seperate jewelry pieces for each party, why not purchase one Vessel set, and change out Charms and ScentSpheres to match each outfit.

Here are some perfect examples of how the Alexa 30" Chain and Teardrop Locket in rhodium plating can work for any holiday party - whether fun, festive or formal.

First, you've volunteered your home for the family party and, even though you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed with your holiday to-do list, you want to look holly and jolly for the relatives. You need a fun piece to wear with the holiday sweater grandma gave you last year. Insert a mix of Apple Green and Red (heart) ScentSpheres, and include Ruby, Peridot and Star Charms and you're all set for family fun!


Then, you've got your neighborhood party, and you know all the ladies on the block are eager to see the amazing ensemble you’ll arrive in. You need a beautiful look with festive flair. Change over to a combination of White, Light Blue and Blue ScentSpheres with Aquamarine, Sapphire and Snowflake Charms, and you’re ready to revel!


Finally, for your formal work party you want a gorgeous piece to wear with that little black dress. You need an elegant accent that guarantees all eyes will be on you as you make your entrance. Select White w/Black Flowers ScentSpheres with Pearl and Heart Charms, and you’ll dazzle your coworkers with stunning style!

Vessel jewelry is so versatile, that just a few simple changes create a perfectly custom piece for any occasion. You won't want to party without Vessel this holiday season!