SINGAPORE - Brazilian footwear label, Melissa, commemorated International Women's Day by hosting a ladies perfumery workshop last Saturday on March 7.
The event, which was held at The Refinery, saw the attendance of eight women who are notably accomplished in their own fields, ranging from the media, healthcare and social advocacy groups.
"We are in the business of celebrating women who take the extra effort to give back to our community and are an inspiration to young ladies of Singapore," said Mr Terence Yow, managing director of Enviably Me Pte Ltd, the official distributor of Melissa shoes in Singapore and Malaysia.
"Women are made to be loved, not understood," Mr Yow said, quoting famous poet Oscar Wilde.
"And so today we seek not to understand you but instead we hope to show you our love and appreciation for all that you are and all that you do," he added.
The perfumery workshop was conducted by scent sommelier, Sandy Blandin, founder of NoseWhoKnows.com.
With over 15 years of experience in the fragrance industry, Blandin conducted the workshop with her interpretation of the Melissa bubble-gum scent and guided the ladies through a two-hour session to create their own perfume, based on their unique personalities.
The women who attended the workshop include host and TV personality, Anita Kapoor, former Nominated Member of Parliament, actress and advocate of the Singapore arts scene, Janice Koh, Singer-songwriter and founder of Yoga Movement, Alicia Pan, ambassador for Power Over Cervical Cancer campaign and Singapore's first professional female magician, Ning Cai, vice-president of the Cat Welfare Society, Veron Lau, veteran comedian and actress, Patricia Mok, sports enthusiast and TV host, Kelly Latimer and change entrepreneur and winner of the Talent Unleashed Awards 2014, Grace Clapham.