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Nature Meets Glamour

Year after year, I’m reassured the best gifts come in the smallest packages. Unless, of course, you’re hoping for a new car or an Italian vacation. Otherwise, go small.

It wasn’t jewelry or Hershey’s Kisses that recently reminded me of this. Instead, it was a shipment from longtime friend, photographer Russell James. No, he didn’t send me a Victoria’s Secret photo spread (sorry, boys). Instead, he boxed up a trio of fragrances his company just released. They’re unisex, so men— you can keep reading.

Normally, I wouldn’t bore you with details on holiday packages. But, there’s a unique story behind this that connects us to some of world’s most forgotten communities.

The fragrances are made of natural products sourced from often hard-hit areas. That’s just the point. Part of the proceeds go back to communities where those ingredients originate. So, money goes to a still-recovering Haiti, along with indigenous parts of Australia.

In other words, you get to enjoy a little luxury that has some heart behind it. The scents themselves have a nature-meets-glamour vibe that’s especially unique.

You can read more on the inspiration behind this project on the company’s website, Nomad Two Worlds

Raw Spirit Fragrances Photo by Erik Shute

Raw Spirit Fragrances, mixed by perfumer Harry Fremont
Photo by Erik Shute

Russell James in Haiti Photo by Adam Franzino

Russell James in Haiti
Photo by Adam Franzino

Fragrances mixed by perfumer Harry Fremont Photo by Erik Shute

Fragrances contain Australian sandalwood and Haitian vetivers
Photo by Erik Shute

Russell James in Haiti Photo by Adam Franzino

Russell James in Haiti
Photo by Adam Franzino

Photo by Erik Shute

Photo by Erik Shute