A few weeks ago, Bond No. 9 and UN Women For Peace Association (UNWFPA) invited me to celebrate women empowerment at an intimate event in Midtown. Laurice Rahmé, Bond No. 9 Founder and CEO, and Dame Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, UNWFPA Chairman hosted a special “Bond Fire” ceremony lighting 100 Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace Candles to promote tolerance, respect and peace. They also spoke about how we need to continue promoting change for equality and to spread the message of peace as much as possible. Bond has sponsored the UNWFPA since its inception 14 years ago. As Laurice states:
“Bond No. 9 is proud to join forces with the UN Women for Peace Association as our brand and its repertory of scents advocates for women and strives for peace for all. Our aim is to continue to support the UNWFP’s urgent mission by sponsoring the Annual Luncheon which coincides with International Women’s Day and via proceeds from the global sales of Bond No. 9’s beloved best-selling philanthropic fragrance, Scent of Peace.”
The Scent of Peace is a unisex fragrance that has a mix of sparkling, energizing grapefruit and black current notes, which are blended with lily of the valley, cedarwood and musk. The fragrance is welcoming, appealing, and empowering. The scent fascinates me! There’s a design of a dove in graceful flight on the bottle that’s meant to signify peace soaring through New York City, across the country, and across the seas. The scent and bottle design are truly impressive. Both the perfume and the candles appeared at the event.
In addition to the ceremony and fragrance displays, guests listened to lovely violin performances by Frédérique Gnaman, Rebecca Telford-Marx, and Meghan Todt. They also enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and macarons. The event was a beautiful celebration of international peace for women and strength!