Saturday, 4 July 2009

Venus - DiamondChiq

Say hello to Posh-ville's new Venus, Miss Habiba Sanusi.

Habiba is a 26-year old northern Nigerian from Funtua, Katsina state. She developed a fragrance line called BeeLoved Fragrances; and has just launched her first perfume from the range, 'Beloved'.

Beloved is a female fragrance designed by Habibah, a top-notch perfume with a specialty in professional quality, delicately made to suit you in whatever mood or sense you fit.

It is a fragrance, which celebrates success, strength, love and life.

It is a fragrance for the lady in you, the 'lady-chiq', the 'lady-class', the 'lady-power', the 'lady-substance', the 'lady-teen' and whatever lady you are.

If you know anything about Nigeria or its history, especially that of northern Nigerian women, you will find it is polluted with oppression, forced marriages, lack of education and poverty.

Habiba has done very well indeed to create her own fragrance line. She has had to overcome numerous personal and health challenges to get to this point. In fact you might be amazed to know that it is the first succesful fragrance line from Nigeria. Nigeria and Africa generally have waited long enough to break into the beauty market and it's about time. This is a significant achievement for Habiba, for northern women and for the country.

Naturally I dived at the opportunity to meet the beautiful icon herself over lunch at Zizzi in London and this is what she had to say:

Habiba tell us a bit about your self
My name is Habibah Sanusi, I'm from Funtua, Katsina state. I am a sojourn & adventurer, currently studying while establishing myself as a professional fragrance designer.

What inspired you to start a fragrance line?
The line is inspired by my alter ego and my clearessence. Im a big sucker for scents, that is my passion. Growing up I never knew I would eventually become a perfume designer. I always thought and dreamt of how cool and awesome it would be having my name on a perfume sitting on my dresser and store shelves. My biggest inspiration is my memory of my mum. She taught me to indulge in this form of creativity while I was a kid and my life in general. My brand influences come from Estee lauder and Jennifer Lopez.

What is behind the 'Beloved' scent and design?
It is a signatory fragrance, heavily influenced by my life. All my favourite things are included in it, from my best scent lavender, to the colour purple, to how unique and cute the bottle is designed. The fragrance is designed in a way that best describes me. It is also celebrating my life, love, success and strength. In a nutshell, 'Beloved' is me.

Tell us how the journey has been so far
So far so good, its been a very marvellous and memorable year since the day I started playing with scents to get which scent was perfect to my nose. God has shown me favour and Alhamdulillah.

What can we expect from BeeLoved fragrances in the future?
Well I intend to keep you on your toes. Beloved is just the introduction to a unisex range, a range for the younger market and some twists and splash should be expected.

What advice can you give to the numerous young ladies out there who want to dive into the deep ocean of beauty?
Go for it, focus and make it happen. Make it a dream to live not a dream to fancy! The sky will be just the beginning.

When I received 'Beloved' from BeeLoved Fragrances, it came in a gift-wrapped package. It kinda reminded me of Kissable Couture by AJ Crimson. I have to say the scent is amazing! It was love at first smell for me. I love the packaging, the bottle, everything. It really is a lovely perfume, not your average Joe. It reminded me of Estee Lauder's beyond paradise, my sister of Arden's provocative woman and my friend of CK's Euphoria. Anyone can relate to this fragrance. This is my 64th perfume and it has kicked Dior's Hypnotic Poison out of the top spot.

If you are looking for an ideal gift, this is it. At £50/€55/$65/N12500 for 50ml, this Eau de Toilette is right up there with the likes of Chanel's Chance.
You can order Beloved here and BeeLoved Fragrances is worldwide. I have been informed it is just a temporary site until a new high profile site is made, so stay tuned.

You know how Her Royal Poshness loves to be hyper-generous with everything and you also know HRP cannot do a product cover without a giveaway so one lucky person can get this fragrance for free. Unfortunately as this is such a high-class gift, you must be a citizen of posh-ville or a subscriber to enter the contest. All you have to do to win is tell HRP what Habiba's alter ego scent is. Leave your answer in the comment box below. You can find this information in the post, on the website or the facebook fan page.

Stay beautiful...


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  2. You ladies look beautiful!! And what a gorgeous bottle!

  3. You've been tagged! Honest tag! (see my blog for details!)

  4. what an inspiring story!! Loove the bottle!

  5. What an inspiring story........
    Naija babes r sure going places.

  6. AWESOME!!! Keep it real girl..I'd love to have this fragrance! love Hajjo


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