Many people are familiar with actor Dustin Hoffman (Kramer v. Kramer, The Graduate, Tootsie, Rain Man). His wife, Lisa Hoffman, is a jewelry designer except her jewelry is unique – it offers the wearer a beautiful fragrance in addition to a fine piece of jewelry.
Lisa Hoffman’s fragrance jewelry is not only beautiful to wear but they also let you “wear scents” such as Tuscan fig, Japanese agar wood and French clary sage. The scents are all inspired by Lisa’s world travels.
Her approach allows women to wear fragrance all day long in an uncomplicated way. Each piece of jewelry comes with refillable fragrance beads so you can keep your scent fresh. No more large perfume bottles – wear your fragrance in precious metals and semi precious stone necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and cuffs. It’s like perfume without the bottle.
The beads can give you up to 3-4 weeks of fragrance before they need to be replaced.
Each piece of jewelry comes with a small, round “globe.” The globe opens up allowing you to insert as many fragrance beads that you would like. Then simply close the globe, re-attach it to your piece of jewelry and you are ready to do. It’s quick and easy. Plus you can swap out the fragrances whenever you like.
All jewelry comes with beads to get you started. The online store carries several fragrance beads that you can use as refills.
The Lisa Hoffman brand was kind enough to send me a bracelet and necklace to review. Sadly my necklace met with an unfortunate end. I didn’t know it was caught and when I turned to walk away the necklace pulled and snapped. Sigh… I was able to save the “globe” and clasp which I use on other jewelry I have, so all was not lost.
I found that the clasp is easy enough to open, however the globe was not as easy. Thankfully you receive a “key” along with the jewelry to make opening the globe a breeze. I tried with my fingers and nails but it wouldn’t open. With the “key” (a narrow piece of cardstock) it opened immediately.
The necklace for a perfect length for me. I don’t like necklaces that are too short. The necklace is 22″ long which is a great length.
The bracelet is made with green-tinted malay jade beads stones. My favorite color is green and my birthstone is Emerald.
Both pieces go great from casual to dressed up. You can wear them with a tee shirt and jeans or with your favorite “little black dress.” You can wear them while you run errands around town, go to work or head out for a night on the town.
I LOVE the scents. So much so I plan on buying refills when I run out.
As per the Lisa Hoffman site the French Clary Sage is a “fresh, sophisticated blend of clary sage, cotton and watery floral notes.” This is a fresh, “clean,” scent. I cannot pinpoint what it is that I smell when I smell it. Nothing really stands out but it is a very nice fragrance. It’s not too strong.
As for the Japanese Agarwood it’s a “woody, soulful scent — marked by the refreshing zest of bergamot, serene spiced ginger and warm amber.” This is a very woody scent. The first time I took a whiff it reminded me of a cedar chest. The next whiff released a bit of a floral fragrance. Of the two this is my favorite scent.
You can control how much of the scent you want with the number of fragrance beads you use. The most beads the more fragrance.
Check out this brief video that explains the jewelry even more.
The jewelry comes with a small container of beads, but enough to last a long time. The refills come with a lot more beads.
You could also wear the jewelry without the fragrance too.
I would like to try the earrings. I’m curious to see how much you smell the fragrance with it so close to your nose.
The jewelry is not that expensive ranging from around $45 t0 $2,400 depending on the piece of jewelry and what it’s made of (the gold pieces are most expensive). Most pieces average around $65 with refills costing $20.
If you want to try out the jewelry and all of the fragrance beads you should consider the Silvertone Link Chain Bracelet & Fragrance Set ($65). It comes with a bracelet, globe and six different fragrance beads.
These would make a great gift. It’s like getting two gifts in one (a piece of jewelry and perfume).
What do you think about Lisa Hoffman’s fragrance jewelry? Does it look like something you would like? What kind of fragrance jewelry would you want to wear (bracelet, necklace, earrings)?
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.