Local lovin': Celebrating 15 Scentful Years of Zen Zest
"Magical" does not even begin to cover the 15th anniversary celebration of Zen Zest that went down last Monday. Granted that Le Petit Soufflé already brims with scenic charm even on regular days, but it was the lovely event styling, the buzz of an excited beauty community, and the aroma from the different Zen Zest products wafting through the air that pushed the afternoon to perfection status.
Upon arrival, guests were invited to visit the different scent stations specially set up for the party. Being the pioneer Filipino brand to carry a complete range of fragrances, body care, and home aromatherapy, the massive display of Zen Zest’s product range was an impressive sight (and scent) to behold.
Did you know that Zen Zest sells over 100,000 bottles of fragrance every month? It’s no surprise because these fragrances smell absolutely heavenly, and they’re packaged in a posh glass bottle that does not look like it just cost P200! A lot of the guests had been using the Zen Zest Eau De Toilette since they were teens, and they had a blast checking out the newer Zen Zest products. There were body washes, body scrubs, hand washes, massage oils, room and linen fragrances, and even mosquito sprays – all available in a multitude of aromas.
Zen Zest had the genius idea to let the guests "shop" for their own scents instead of giving away pre-packed loot bags. Their staff assisted the guests in trying out different scents so we could pick what we want to take home. Two thumbs up for this concept since scent is such a personal thing!
I just used the Vanilla Cream Body Wash (P140) this morning and my bath time felt like I was surrounded by freshly baked honey glazed doughnuts – it smelled that good! I’m so impressed how smooth my skin felt all day even without lotion that I’m already eager to pick up their other scents.
I also took home the lavender scented linen spray (P250), room spray (P250), and home fragrance oil (P150) from the Aromatherapy SLEEP collection and now our house feels like one giant spa! Lavender is such a calming and soothing aroma and I’m glad that I get to have some much needed R&R at home thanks to these Zen Zest products.
The proud founder and inspiring #GirlBoss of Zen Zest, Michelle Asence Fontelera, thanked us all for coming and supporting the brand through the years. From one small kiosk in SM Megamall, they’ve now grown into a 100-stall strong fragrance empire available in the Philippines, Japan, Bahrain, and other Asian countries. They've reached 15 years in the business and continue to innovate great products for their customers to love – I'd say the future of Zen Zest smells sweeter than ever.
Have you ever tried any of Zen Zest's fragrances? What are your favorites?