EXCLUSIVE: STUDIO SCENT, THE CANDLE & NOTES ON LOVE WITH SHABNAM TAVAKOL, FOUNDER OF KISMET OLFACTIVE
In addition to exclusively sharing our favorite fragrance with us in candle form (Studio Scent), we checked in with the master feeler and founder of Kismet Olfactive, Shabnam Tavakol, for a list of favorite love stories, her style icon and a February soundtrack with feelings.
WE'D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT'S FUELING KISMET LATELY. CAN YOU SHARE A FEW SONGS THAT ARE INSPIRING THE FEELINGS?
Just in time – Nina Simone
It was written in the stars – Glenn Miller
I wanna be yours – John Cooper Clarke
Amor, amore – Gypsy Kings
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Kismet – Elvis Presley
Lady of mine – Joe Tossini
Never tear us apart – INXS
Never my love – The Association
Come live with me – Dorthy Ashby
Les Fleurs – Minnie Riperton
Feel like makin’ love – Roberta Flack
Instrumentals” Volume 1 part 1 – Arthur Russell
YOUR STYLE ICON?
Hands down, my #1 style icon always has been and always will be my dad. I've been borrowing his clothes for the past decade and admiring his swag since I was a child. Plain or printed slacks, a hefty array of button downs, tweed coats, sweater vests, black lace-up dress shoes. Maroon, dark green, navy blue, black. That’s always been his pallet and, rest assured, is mine as well.
AS A BRAND CENTERED ON CREATING SCENTS THAT MAKE US FALL IN LOVE, WE ARE FRONT ROW SEATS READY TO TAKE NOTES ON YOUR FAVORITE LOVE STORIES. CAN YOU SHARE A FEW FILM & BOOKS FOR THE SEASON?
Oh boy, this is always a hard one to answer. Welp, they aren’t ALL love stories but I personally love them and are worth a mention. This list is hardly skimming the surface, but here are a few highlights:
Bell Hooks – All about love
Upstream – Mary Oliver
The Diary of Anais Nin – Anais Nin
Wind Up Bird Chronical – Haruki Murakami
The Razors Edge – W. Somerset Maugham
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki|
Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins
Be Here Now – Ram Dass
Call me by your name
Harold & Maude
Color of Pomegranates
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Coffee and Cigarettes
West Side Story
Romeo & Juliet (1996 Leo edition)
Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
THANKS FOR SHARING, SHABNAM! WE'RE CONTINUALLY INSPIRED BY WHAT KISMET IS DOING AND LOVE HELPING SPREAD THE FEELINGS.
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