As the winter months come to an end and spring reappears in small signs of longer days, there is an excitement to celebrate the new season upon us. Soon we will smell new florals and feel warmth in the air, and yet there is still a part of us that will miss the simple comforts of cuddled up in our favorite blanket near a roaring fire during the winter months.
Thymes is excited to release our take on a classic, everyday fragrance - Vanilla Blanc™. It's anything but ordinary! It couldn't arrive at a more perfect time, as it is a simple balance of coziness and beautiful florals. The Vanilla Blanc fragrance is an intoxicating blend of exquisite coconut orchid, rich Madagascar vanilla absolute, aromatic bergamot with a cozy amber wood.
Finding the Roots
How do you visually capture an essence of a fragrance in packaging? Our design team decided the best way was to begin at the roots and began researching how vanilla was grown. We went back to where vanilla originally grew in Mexico, and soon discovered the secret to the vanilla bean scent that exists today. According to the story, vanilla orchids grow on a vine, and only bloom one morning a year. It was here that a tiny little bee, known as the melipona bee, pollinated the gorgeous orchids. The orchids must exist for the vanilla bean to exist. Without the insight of the melipona bee to pollinate the gorgeous orchids, vanilla beans might not exist today. We knew that this little melipona bee would need to be part of our new packaging. The packaging is a beautiful artist's watercolor done in soft cozy tones, while capturing the allure of the beautiful orchid and the melipona bee.
Reinventing the Ordinary
Our fragrance designers wanted to reinvent a vanilla fragrance all while creating an aura of charm and allure. A reviewer recently wrote "Now here’s a vanilla fragrance I can wear every day – a new vanilla, rounded out with a creamy, floral accent." Another reviewer wrote, "This is such a beautiful fragrance that when I put it on my wrists, I literally can't stop taking little whiffs."
During these colder winter months when skin longs for extra hydration, add the soothing comfort of Vanilla Blanc formulas to bring a sense of warmth to your bath and shower routine. The bath salts, hand creme, lotions, and washes include carefully chosen ingredients to help to protect and moisturize skin. Key ingredients include essences of vanilla bean and coconut orchid to sooth, calm, and comfort. Bergamot oil conditions skin. The body lotion, hand lotion, and hand creme include vitamin E and shea butter to prevent moisture loss, soften and protect skin. The body wash and hand wash are formulated with glycerin to draw moisture to the skin to maintain skin's hydration.
Vanilla Blanc is available in our signature formulas for bath, body, and home. Its captivating warmth makes it the perfect fragrance as we await the arrival of spring.
Shop the Vanilla Blanc collection today!
Thymes Senior Product Designer
Kelly Sunde’s work displays creativity and passion that brings the Thymes brand to life.