“Beauty Talk” with Lori Duncan

A JAFRA Consultant shares her recipe for success

The lifeblood of JAFRA Cosmetics are its thousands of “Consultants” who have sought and acquired well-earned independence and success through the sales of state-of-the-art beauty products. One such Consultant, Lori Duncan who is a nine year JAFRA veteran shares with us what inspires her to keep reaching for the stars.   

Tell us about your journey to JAFRA. Why did you become a consultant?
 
JAFRA has been a part of my life since I was nine years old – my mom joined JAFRA in 2004. I was attending all of the company events, meetings, trips etc. It was my senior year of high school and I was taking a Business Entrepreneur class that required me to have a job in order to get credit, so my mom signed me up in JAFRA, placed a qualified order, and once it all came she used a majority of the product herself, and whatever was left, she packed up and put in the closet! At that time I had no interest in it. But then I graduated high school during the summer and my dad thought it was time that I get a job. I knew that working at Jack in the Box wasn’t in the cards for me, even though my friends were working there, so I told my mom to get the products out. I used them and fell in love!! I decided then that I would share it with friends and family, and would use it to earn extra money until I attended college that fall. I had friends host parties and in my first nine days I had over $2,800 in retail sales at the age of 18, opened my bank account, and never looked back!
 
How long have you been a consultant and what do you hope to accomplish?
 
I have been a consultant for three and a half years now. I achieved the Manager title the same year I joined and have held it ever since. While, yes, my ultimate goal is to reach Ambassador, what really excites me is becoming District Director - A lady in Red. That moment will be huge for me! 
 
Finish this sentence - the best reason to become a JAFRA Consultant is…
 
The best reason to become a JAFRA consultant is because of all the fun you will experience, and all of the friendships and money you will make. No other outlet could bring you so much joy and fulfillment.
 
What JAFRA product(s) do you currently use and can’t live without?
 
I use everything of course...I use the Royal Jelly Ritual along with the Royal Jelly Eye Concentrate Capsules, and Retinol every night! I cannot live without Royal Jelly Lipstick…I wear it every single day as well as the Risqué fragrance and Royal Jelly Milk Balm Advanced.
 
What inspires you the most? What are you most passionate about?
 
The corporate employees (Paulo, Scott, Ivan, etc.) and my best friends that are Ambassadors inspire me the most! I am passionate about every single aspect of JAFRA. I joke that I would even purchase JAFRA underwear if I could! Talking and sharing JAFRA with others, as well as being a leader for my team is my biggest passion. I catch myself getting teary-eyed when I talk about JAFRA with others and that's how I know I'm with the right company doing the right thing.
 
What most people don't know about me is...?
 
What most people don't know about me is that I used to be very shy and was a huge introvert. If you weren't close family and friends, I didn't care to talk to you. But, ever since joining JAFRA, I have come out of my shell and can become friends with a complete stranger and probably even make a sale or two with them! I'm now a social butterfly. I have JAFRA to thank for my personal and professional growth! 

Introducing JAFRA’s Paris et Moi by P. Courtière

Fall in love with Paris

Not satisfied with an already amazing portfolio of fragrances loved by many, JAFRA Cosmetics pushed itself to introduce an exclusive collection of fine fragrances that begins with Perfumer’s Edition No. 1. Created alongside hand-selected top perfumers from around the world, the fruits of a search for the Best-in-Perfumery garnered a JAFRA first - Paris et Moi by P. Courtière.
 
The Perfume  
Housed in a classic bottle design is a mélange of juicy Mara Strawberry, romantic Rose Petal Macaron Accord, and elegant Creamy Silky Woods fragrance notes - all reminders of French delicacies perfumer Philippine Courtière ate as a young girl growing up in Paris. Paris et Moi represents the elegance, glamour, romance and youthful energy of Parisian women.
 
The Inspiration                                                           
The juiciness of Mara Strawberry reminds Philippine of the typical French fraise de bois tartelette. The middle note of Rose Petal Macaron Accord evokes another typical Parisian delicacy – Macaron. And the woody bottom of Creamy Silky Woods reminds Philippine of the beautiful clothing fabrics found in Parisian fashion shops while sparking memories of her walks through the famous forest-filled Bois de Boulogne wood located at the west end of Paris. In awe of its rustic elegance, it is in this park where time stood still as she gave into fresh, earthy, sometimes sweet smell that lingered after an early afternoon rainfall, awakening her senses, powering her sense of smell.  
 
The Bottle
The simple, clean lines of the Paris et Moi bottle serves as the ideal backdrop for showcasing Paris’s iconic symbol and a favorite of Courtière’s – the Eiffel Tower, which pays homage to the master lattice work exhibited throughout this architectural wonder. Also elegantly depicted outside the back wall of the bottle is a lightly-penned illustration of the streets of Paris with a prominently placed circular Perfumer’s Edition No. 1 logo on the cap.
 
The Paris et Moi Woman
The Paris et Moi woman should feel “irresistible, and capable of anything,” says Courtiére. The wearer should be transported to Philippine’s Paris – a place where cafes abound, where well-appointed Parisian women litter fashionable boutiques, and where falling in love is considered the best of all extra-curricular activities.       
 
Not following “the technical rules of perfumery” has brought to JAFRA a one-of-a-kind creation that takes you through this prestigious perfumer’s  journey through the city of lights. Indulge. 

Spotlight on Perfumer Philippine Courtière

Passion, patience, curiosity and instinct

Described by many as having a certain je ne sais quoi, Perfumer Philippine Courtière is a daring and impeccable tastemaker whose wit and unmatched instinct for what works in the world of perfumery has given rise to her shining star within the renowned Firmenich Fragrance House. As the noted olfactory artist behind JAFRA’s new and exclusive fine fragrance Paris et Moi, Philippine is the embodiment of strong, sexy, sophistication - words that incidentally describe one of her greatest loves – Paris, the City of Lights.
  
Philippine says that “The power of the sense of smell is so strong it can trigger any emotions,” a belief that inspires her to create one-of-a-kind fragrance masterpieces. Philippine also believes that “Perfumes are like non-verbal stories or messages [that communicate] between the creator and the consumer,” yet another reason why Philippine loves to dive head first into a new fragrance project. It is also this relationship between creator and consumer that inspired Philippine to create Paris et Moi – a fragrance that bridges the gap “…between the glamour, the elegance and the youthful energy of trendy Parisian girls,” and the notion of “Fall[ing] in love.”
 
Why Philippine?
 
Daring
Born and raised in Paris to parents who worked in perfumery, Philippine first attended school to become a legal adviser – a plan that was quickly dashed after she accepted an internship in the very career her parents worked. Once bitten by the fragrance bug, there was no turning back. The status quo had shifted permanently and a new career was born.
 
Determined
Philippine remembers spending time as a young girl with her grandfather, Jaques Rouet, a man who played an instrumental role in the fashion House of Dior. It was he that taught her the value of purpose and commitment, and instilled in her the belief that willpower and hard work are the keys to making your dreams come true. She proudly credits this mentality for why she is so accomplished.  
 
Joie de vivre
A former ballet dancer, Philippine has other interests away from the career she loves, ranging from riding horses to collecting art. Like herself, Philippine encourages others to be passionate, patient and curious about the world – while also helping those around them. All of these are ways to feed the creative spirit she needs in work…and in life, which she approaches with equal enthusiasm. No doubt, another key component of her continued and increasing success. 

Fab Five: What’s Hot in October

5 products we’re loving this month

Each of the sacred members of this month’s top five come with a little something something to make your hard-fought transition from summer to fall a bit easier...at least we think so. Allow us to introduce you to what we think your fall treasure trove of beauty should include…

Nights out with friends or a potential suitor requires a bit more effort than the simple neutral palettes and colorless lip balms of summers past. Evening outings this fall call for a dramatic boost to your makeup look that will surely get the attention of anyone who comes in contact - introducing our new Midnight Allure Eyeshadow Palette. This eyeshadow palette boasts of magical and alluring romantic hues: Matte roses, mauves and merlot, and while bold, these shimmering metallic shades are buildable, so you can wear it your way – more demure for you shy gals, and heavier in color for the extroverts out there.   

‘Tis the season for something that makes you feel all warm and tingly inside like our new Sugar & Spice Body Care Collection will undoubtedly do. Retrieve memories of holiday’s past with a collection that includes Body Cream, Body Mist, and Soothing Hand and Nail Cream, which are all scented with festive notes of nutmeg, spicy ground ginger and sweet whipped cream. The Body Cream contains Shea butter and Vitamin for ultimate moisturization and skin conditioning. The Body Mist is loaded with just the right amount Glycerin to help your skin retain moisture. And the Hand Cream contains Bees Wax and Allantoin to smooth and condition your digits.

Vegan-lovers, you’ll be happy to know that herbal-scented Terra One Roller Deodorant is the newest addition to the all vegan formula premium body care collection. As with the rest of the collection, which contains plant derived ingredients and certified organic oils to help condition, moisturize and hydrate your skin, this deodorant goes beyond the call of duty to keep perspiration at bay.    
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