It was 2001 when Esprit Scents and Senses was launched in the Philippines. Traditionally, we undergo extensive product training and it was a huge group being assembled for the said training that we occupy a big training room in UCPB Tower 2, Makati Philippines but the training was fun because it’s in a manner of a game “Pera o Bayong” We were quizzed about Esprit’s Timeline, its portfolio which includes fashion and accessories, and mainly the subject of the training Esprit Scents and Senses which in itself is a large collection of scents: Esprit for My Dreams (blue); for My Peace (white); for My Fantasy (orange); for My Senses (red); for My Spirit (green); for My Vitality (yellow); for My Delight (violet) and Esprit Life .As we go along with the game, we learned a great deal about each scent.
Top Notes: citrus Middle Notes: water lily, water fruit Base Notes: beach wood
Top Notes: citrus,hyacinth Middle Notes: magnolia,freesia,lily,peony Base Notes: oak moss, musk
Top Notes: bergamot,yuzu,ivy leaf Middle Notes: blackberries,peaches,heliotrope,freesia,kala lily,peony Base Notes: vanilla,musk,orris root, blonde woods.
Top Notes: citrus,cassis Middle Notes: blackberry,ambrette seed,peony Base Notes: praline,musk
Top Notes:citrus,cedar leaf Middle Notes: water lily,tree Base Notes: wood,oakmoss,fir resin
Top Notes:lime,pink grapefruit,mandarin,cardamom,peppermint,cassis Middle Notes: peony,freesia,plum,fig leaf Base Notes: sandalwood,cedar,amber,musk
Top Notes: pink pepper,plum,pear Middle Notes:jasmine,lotus,gardenia,orchid Base Notes: cashmere,musk,honeysuckle,sandalwood
Moving on to its Senses collections are Body Lines- Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Spray; Candles and Nail Polish (scented of course). As the game ended, Esprit Scents and Senses emerged as true winner for its mass appeal. We were told that it was selling like hot cakes in Singapore and that the pressure started to build on each of us who were given a responsibility of handling an outlet; for a salesman that would mean higher sales commission if you work harder and get lucky to reach high sales quota.
During the grand launch at Rockwell, PowerPlant Mall in Makati, guest were treated to a Tarot card reading and celebrity guest were handing out gift bag of samples while we were simultaneously launching in-store. We hire a lady to do a free Nail Art painting, while we were giving free massages using our Body Lotion. It was fun because it was indeed selling like hot cakes and the launching area smells the explosive aroma of candles, body spray and eau de toilette. Going to work everyday felt like we set foot to a Spa and smell fresh all day and feel revived coming out after work. Never did i know, it was the start of my career in Spa and Wellness Industry. Thanks to Esprit.