NEST Fragrances, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury
scented products for the bath, body and home, today announced the debut
of the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set to benefit Autism Speaks,
the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. The Blue
Garden Luxury Gift Set arrives at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman
and select specialty boutiques across the U.S. in time to celebrate
Autism Awareness Month in April and Mother's Day on May 11.
The Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set by NEST Fragrances (Photo: Business Wire)
"Our Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set celebrates Autism Awareness
Month and Mother's Day with a fragrance so beautiful it reminds us that,
no matter what challenges we are faced with, there are so many wonderful
things in life for which we are grateful," said Laura Slatkin,
Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances and Board Member of Autism Speaks.
"Blue Garden is an exquisite blend of blue hydrangea, hyacinth and
forget-me-nots, with fresh green notes and a dew drop accord. It reminds
me of a perfect and lush floral garden in full bloom. It represents hope
and change and every time I smell it I think of my son, David."
In 2006, Slatkin co-founded her own non-profit organization, New York
Collaborates for Autism, shortly after her son, David, was diagnosed as
being severely autistic. In 2010, Laura created the Blue Garden Candle
in honor of David and to benefit Autism Speaks.
"Laura Slatkin defines the word tireless in her advocacy for those with
autism and in her dedication to raising vital funds for research and
family services, "said Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks. "The
proceeds from the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set can help provide
vital support for the one in 68 people with autism in this country."
"To celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April and leading up to Mother's
Day, I am embarking on a national tour, visiting Neiman Marcus stores
across the country in which there are Autim Speaks Walks," continued
Slatkin. "We are affectionately calling it 'The Blue Garden Tour'.
Like me, mothers are often faced with so many obstacles as they endeavor
to build a family, and you just never know what issues you will face and
what challenges you will encounter along the way. This April and May, I
want to celebrate all the mothers who dig deep and find the courage to
make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others."
Slatkin will be making personal appearances during The Blue Garden
Tour on the following dates at these Neiman Marcus store locations:
April 12, King of Prussia, Penn.; April 24, Michigan Avenue, Chicago;
April 30, Atlanta; May 3, Beverly Hills, Calif.; May 6, Coral Gables,
Fla.; and May 15, St. Louis.
Packaged in a chic NEST-branded luxury gift box trimmed with a matching
ribbon featuring a blue keepsake Autism Speaks puzzle-piece pin on its
bow, the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set contains a Blue Garden
Classic Candle (8.1 oz.), Reed Diffuser (5.9 oz.) and Liquid Soap (10
oz.). The gift set's SRP is $85. When purchased separately, the combined
SRP for the products contained within the gift set is $94. NEST
Fragrances will donate 10-percent of the retail price of each Blue
Garden Luxury Gift Set purchased to Autism Speaks.
To obtain fragrance samples and high-resolution images, please contact
Tim Rossi (contact information above).
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex
developmental brain disorders - autism spectrum disorders - caused by a
combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are
characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social
and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated
one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum - a 78 percent
increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy
organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes,
prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of
autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals
with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February
2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism.
Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief
executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism
Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing
innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks
events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the
global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40
countries on five continents to foster international research, services
and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit
About NEST Fragrances
Founded by renowned fragrance expert Laura Slatkin, NEST Fragrances
("NEST" or the "Company") is a leading lifestyle fragrance brand that
designs and manufactures a wide assortment of luxury scented products
for the bath, body and home. Featuring a variety of exceptional personal
care, home fragrance and fine fragrance collections, NEST combines chic
packaging with exquisite fragrances specifically designed to enhance
one's everyday living and entertaining experience. Well-known for her
impeccable sense of style, Laura Slatkin created NEST for those who
aspire to enrich their lives and environments with the essences of
luxury, sophistication and beauty through fragrance. NEST products are
sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bloomingdale's, select Nordstrom stores, and a wholesale customer
network of more than 1,200 boutique stores across the U.S. The NEST Fine
Fragrances Collection for Sephora is sold exclusively at select Sephora
stores across the U.S. and Sephora.com. For more information, visit www.nestfragrances.com.
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