NEST Fragrances Debuts the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set to Commemorate Autism Awareness Month in April and Mother’s Day | April 1, 2014 #BanABA #AutisticHistory

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NEST Fragrances Debuts the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set to Commemorate Autism Awareness Month in April and Mother’s Day

New Limited-Edition Gift Set Benefits Autism Speaks, Celebrates Mothers

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEST Fragrances, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury scented products for the bath, body and home, today announced the debut of the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set arrives at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and select specialty boutiques across the U.S. in time to celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April and Mother’s Day on May 11.

“Our Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set celebrates Autism Awareness Month and Mother’s Day with a fragrance so beautiful it reminds us that, no matter what challenges we are faced with, there are so many wonderful things in life for which we are grateful,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and CEO of NEST Fragrances and Board Member of Autism Speaks. “Blue Garden is an exquisite blend of blue hydrangea, hyacinth and forget-me-nots, with fresh green notes and a dew drop accord. It reminds me of a perfect and lush floral garden in full bloom. It represents hope and change and every time I smell it I think of my son, David.”

In 2006, Slatkin co-founded her own non-profit organization, New York Collaborates for Autism, shortly after her son, David, was diagnosed as being severely autistic. In 2010, Laura created the Blue Garden Candle in honor of David and to benefit Autism Speaks.

“Laura Slatkin defines the word tireless in her advocacy for those with autism and in her dedication to raising vital funds for research and family services, “said Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks. “The proceeds from the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Setcan help provide vital support for the one in 68 people with autism in this country.”

“To celebrate Autism Awareness Month in April and leading up to Mother’s Day, I am embarking on a national tour, visiting Neiman Marcus stores across the country in which there are Autism Speaks Walks,” continued Slatkin. “We are affectionately calling it ‘The Blue Garden Tour’. Like me, mothers are often faced with so many obstacles as they endeavor to build a family, and you just never know what issues you will face and what challenges you will encounter along the way. This April and May, I want to celebrate all the mothers who dig deep and find the courage to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.”

Slatkin will be making personal appearances during The Blue Garden Tour on the following dates at these Neiman Marcus store locations: April 12, King of Prussia, Penn.; April 24, Michigan Avenue, Chicago; April 30, Atlanta; May 3, Beverly Hills, Calif.; May 6, Coral Gables, Fla.; and May 15, St. Louis.

Packaged in a chic NEST-branded luxury gift box trimmed with a matching ribbon featuring a blue keepsake Autism Speaks puzzle-piece pin on its bow, the Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set contains a Blue Garden Classic Candle (8.1 oz.), Reed Diffuser (5.9 oz.) and Liquid Soap (10 oz.). The gift set’s SRP is $85. When purchased separately, the combined SRP for the products contained within the gift set is $94. NEST Fragrances will donate 10-percent of the retail price of each Blue Garden Luxury Gift Set purchased to Autism Speaks.

To obtain fragrance samples and high-resolution images, please contact Tim Rossi (contact information above).

About Autism

Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated one in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.

About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit

About NEST Fragrances

Founded by renowned fragrance expert Laura Slatkin, NEST Fragrances (“NEST” or the “Company”) is a leading lifestyle fragrance brand that designs and manufactures a wide assortment of luxury scented products for the bath, body and home. Featuring a variety of exceptional personal care, home fragrance and fine fragrance collections, NEST combines chic packaging with exquisite fragrances specifically designed to enhance one’s everyday living and entertaining experience. Well-known for her impeccable sense of style, Laura Slatkin created NEST for those who aspire to enrich their lives and environments with the essences of luxury, sophistication and beauty through fragrance. NEST products are sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, select Nordstrom stores, and a wholesale customer network of more than 1,200 boutique stores across the U.S. The NEST Fine Fragrances Collection for Sephora is sold exclusively at select Sephora stores across the U.S. and For more information, visit


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