Thursday, June 4, 2009

Manuela Testolini and Altru Candles

Manuela Testolini
We went to the Altru Event last week, hosted by Manuela Testolini, the Founder and CEO of Gamillah, the parent company of Altru – an interior fragrance collection. Not only is Manuela so beautiful it seems unfair to everyone else in the room, she is also extremely altruistic, which is where she came up with the name Altru (makes it hard to hate her!). A portion of all sales goes to a non-profit organization she created called In A Perfect World that works to inspire and empower children to become strong leaders.

The fragrance collection consists of candles and incense which smell amazing! Even more special is the packaging; elements which make you feel as though you are in another country. The best part is that they are eco-friendly. You can pick them up at Neiman Marcus, Henri Bendel and ABC Carpet & Home, for $15-$65. We have the “Appreciation” candle smelling delicious next to us--it's an exotic blend of Tahitian tiare, daffodil and white freesia.

We've had the pleasure to work with Manuela before--when she let us look inside her carry on bag.

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