Rituals

We’ve handpicked our favorite rituals and family beauty secrets from around the world. Join us as we find new ways to do old beauty. 
No. 1

Welcoming guests with KOLONYA™

Turkey’s national symbol of health and hospitality, KOLONYA™ is a century old ritual dating back to the late 1800’s. The use of rose water reigned supreme until the arrival of eau de cologne from Germany. When Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamit II first encountered eau de cologne, he was inspired to fuse the tradition of rose water with the enticing and exotic aromatic ingredients of eau de cologne.

The evolution of KOLONYA™ from rose water is rooted in the creation of Italian born perfumer, Johann Maria Farina’s “water of Cologne” fragrance from the early 1700’s. He dedicated the name “eau de Cologne” to his newly adopted hometown of Cologne Germany.

As opposed to a Parfum, Eau de Cologne typically refers to a light unisex citrus scent but it is a now a widely used term to describe most men’s fragrance. Citrus ingredients such as lemon, orange, tangerine, clementine, bergamot, lime, grapefruit, blood and bitter orange are typically used. Florals and herbaceous notes like neroli, lavender, rosemary, jasmine, oregano, thyme, petitgrain and olive can also be blended to create zesty and refreshing fragrance varieties.

What used to be rose water now birthed KOLONYA™ - a new fragrance and ritual which was to be passed on from generation to generation for years to come.

While the formula has typically stayed the same, perfumers and chemists are continually creating new fragrance renditions and experimenting with new ingredients.

Traditionally used to disinfect, sanitize and refresh, it is the ultimate sign of hospitality, nostalgia and comfort.

"Into the forest, I go to find my soul. "
john muir
No. 2

The fragrant memories of KOLONYA™ take Seda back to her mom’s hometown in Eskisheir Turkey. Growing up, she remembers pouring KOLONYA™ in the palms of her guest’s hands as they sat around and patiently waited their turn. It not only cleansed their hands as a result of its antimicrobial properties, but also served as a refreshing parfum on hot days due to the harmonious infusions of citrus, floral and herbaceous notes of bergamot, rose, jasmine and rosemary.

Due to popular demand, we were recently inspired to upgrade the KOLONYA™ ritual to a more sustainable, efficacious and healthy experience. Our beautiful reusable glass bottles are not only decorative for display but also convenient for on the go.

We envision KOLONYA™ in your home, office, car, plane, hotel rooms and restaurants. Bring the comfort of knowing you can cleanse and refresh no matter where you are!

No. 2

The fragrant memories of KOLONYA™ take Seda back to her mom’s hometown in Eskisheir Turkey. Growing up, she remembers pouring KOLONYA™ in the palms of her guest’s hands as they sat around and patiently waited their turn. It not only cleansed their hands as a result of its antimicrobial properties, but also served as a refreshing parfum on hot days due to the harmonious infusions of citrus, floral and herbaceous notes of bergamot, rose, jasmine and rosemary.

Due to popular demand, we were recently inspired to upgrade the KOLONYA™ ritual to a more sustainable, efficacious and healthy experience. Our beautiful reusable glass bottles are not only decorative for display but also convenient for on the go.

We envision KOLONYA™ in your home, office, car, plane, hotel rooms and restaurants. Bring the comfort of knowing you can cleanse and refresh no matter where you are!

"Into the forest, I go to find my soul. "
john muir
No. 3

Restoring your skin with our dual phase plumping NI serum

COMING SOON

Onsen literally translates to “hot spring” in Japanese . Although the exact beginnings are unclear, Onsens are referenced as early as the second half of the 1st century in historical texts.

They served as the backdrop for social gathering spaces of Japanese nobility and have been recognized by the medical community for their curative and restorative powers. With over 75% of Japan being mountainous and volcanic, Japan boasts nearly over 3,000 onsens.

Onsens occur naturally after rain or snow seep below the Earth’s surface and collect into pools. Magma heats this water and rises back up through the cracks of earth’s crust forming a hot spring.

The water is heated by the volcanoes whereas others draw their heat from radioactive elements underground. The geothermal magma below dictates each Onsen’s water mineral makeup and varies per resort.

The Onsen culture serves as one of Japan’s largest forms of tourism. One must fully cleanse and bathe prior to entering a hot spring… fully nude.

The water in the onsen is deemed as mystical and magical due to its healing properties. Rich in silver ion minerals which leave the skin moist, it provides anti-aging and overall skin wellness effects. The water improves collagen production and removes acne-causing sebum.

After our Kyoto onsen bathing ritual, we wanted to quickly moisturize with some oils we bought at a local organic skincare boutique. We applied a combination of green tea seed and olive-derived squalane oils on our face and body and couldn’t believe how our skin looked and felt. We felt we were able to extend and seal the benefits of the mineral rich onsen water with the oils brimming with vitamins, free-fatty acids and antioxidants.

We quickly agreed we needed to bottle this experience and bring it back to NYC. And thus, the dual layer, alkaline water and oil phase lotion was born!

After our Kyoto onsen bathing ritual, we wanted to quickly moisturize with some oils we bought at a local organic skincare boutique. We applied a combination of green tea seed and olive-derived squalane oils on our face and body and couldn’t believe how our skin looked and felt. We felt we were able to extend and seal the benefits of the mineral rich onsen water with the oils brimming with vitamins, free-fatty acids and antioxidants.

We quickly agreed we needed to bottle this experience and bring it back to NYC. And thus, the dual layer, alkaline water and oil phase lotion was born!

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
Mahatma Gandhi
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
Mahatma Gandhi