Cleopatra was a renowned perfume pioneer, being among the first to design a signature scent and fend off suitors with her other signature scent, pepper spray. Rediscover ancient aromatic arts with this Groupon.
$39 for a Three-Hour Custom Perfume-Crafting Party for Up to Eight Women ($80 Value)
During parties, aroma mixologists first record each customer’s intentions, sorting out which scents they find appealing and which nose they’d like to bewitch. Rare essential oils pique the interest of different sets of nostrils, and odorless, nonsynthetic pheromones slip past olfactory guards on their way to steal hearts or the national-security secrets found in every CIA agent’s nose. Six glittering gemstones sporting metaphysical significance are enclosed within each guest’s carefully crafted elixir. The perfumers entrust customers with the safekeeping of the personalized formulas for future use and deliver careful instructions on application and storage. Women are free to bring their own food and wine and turn the event into a bona fide girls' night out.
Crazy Mama's Celestial Emporium
A splash of bright fuchsia greets visitors as they approach Crazy Mama's, foreshadowing the trove of colorful vintage clothing, gemstones, and enchanted signature jewelry that line the shelves inside. Owner Diana Diamond—exclusive designer for the Contemporary Arts Museum and host of a recent Exxon Mobil private jewelry-making team-building exercise—provides self-empowerment emanating from her stock of perfumes, which fan the flames of prospective love interests with bona fide pheromones. During signature scent classes, perfumers ply their olfactory wizardry to make personalized scents, carrying on a tradition they trace back to Cleopatra. Aside from these nose-tickling wares, Crazy Mama's covers forms with retro gear, weighs down bookcases with self-help tomes, and fills empty wind tunnels with delicate chimes.
Hosted by Diana Diamonds, exclusive Designer for the Houston Museum of Natural Science' Imperial Jade Collection, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Lakewood Church, and various high end shops in the Galleria & Highland Village areas. Exxon Mobil recently hosted a private jewelry making party as a Team Building exercise with Diana Diamonds.