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Daphne Osena-Paez collaborates with Bench Homescents

“I believe that home fragrances are just as important as personal scents,” she says. “It is the final touch in creating a well-dressed home.”

Daphne Osena-Paez

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I was a bit confused when I was invited to Bench and the venue was Dimensione and they mentioned a collab with Daphne Osena-Paez (which btw I am a big fan from her Urban Zone days!) And true enough it is something to do with HOME.

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Quoting Daphne…

“For as long as I could remember I always had room scents — whether it was candles, sprays, sachets or drawer liners. I want my home always smelling fresh and clean. I would tell these stories frequently on my blog Daphne.ph.”

The resulting trio reflects these sensibilities. “I wanted the fragrance line to reflect different moods. When I was creating this with the Bench team, I was imagining actual rooms. I took inspiration from food, travel and colors.”

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For as long as I can remember, homescents are the least of my concern when designing my home. After the afternoon tea with Daphne, I instantly appreciated the value of home fragrance – how it helps set the mood or change the mood, whichever is needed. AND MY FAMILY APPRECIATES AND LOVES IT TOO!

DSC_0016My friend Angel won the Daphne chair worth P15,000! UBER COOL!

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Aside from the home fragrance, Daphne also officially launched her chair collection! Each Daphne chair is carefully handmade by an award-winning, export-accredited furniture company. They are so cute but not to be fooled ’cause it’s masterfully engineered to last.

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Folded and Hung black tee, Mental long vest (from Mike Magallanes), Penshoppe leatherette pants, Thrifted military boots

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Daphne x Bench Homescents are available in three fragrances. Mint Jasmine Infusion is a mix of floral and mint, inspired by an outdoor kitchen in Tuscany. Homemade Lemon Tart is reminiscent of freshly-baked pie, a universal scent designed to appeal to all ages and lifestyles. Acres of Lavender, which aids in sleep, is woodsy, soothing and relaxing.

Daphne Home Scents retail at Php348.00 each and is available at Dimensione stores and selected Bench stores nationwide.

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Bench launches Gutz N’ Glory

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IMG_8739Arnie, Angel, Kelly

IMG_8740Plain white v-neck tee, Paradigm Shift drop crotch shorts, Tomato mustard sneakers

The Mall of Asia was mobbed by fashion aficionados and fans to witness the launching of Bench’s new fragrance offering, Gutz N’ Glory by Richard Gutierrez. The show was meant to show Richard’s two sides, as Gutz N’ Glory fragrances has two distinct aroma as well. There was a fashion show as well to showcase Bench’s new offerings for the summer!

Bench Gutz N’ Glory deo colognes are now available in Bench boutique stores nationwide!

Photos by Paul Chuapoco

Bench Gutz N’ Glory

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Richard Gutierrez, most-sought after bachelor, collaborates with one of the country’s top clothing brand Bench, to form Gutz and Glory.

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In this picture, Richard Gutierrez reminds me of the always-sleek, always-fresh Mr. James Bond

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Richard Gutierrez and Bench go a long way back. He is one of the hottest endorsers for clothing and lifestyle retail giant and is one of the very first local celebrities who came out with a scent for Bench. The success of “Gutz & Glory” Eau De Toilette fragrance, which was launched 3 years ago, brought them back together to the drawing board and is proud to announce that “Gutz & Glory “is now available in deo cologne. The cologne version, just like the EDT fragrance, is designed to be a separate day-and-night scent. “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne lasts all day and is an effective protection against unwanted body odor.

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Richard designed “Gutz” as an airy and incredibly fresh scent, very light thus ideal for daytime use. It has whiffs of aromatic Fougere, a mixture of lavender as top note and base notes of oak moss and coumarin, as well as additional notes of spice and wood.

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For “Glory”, Richard decided to make the fragrance richer by adding amber and citrus with the aromatic Fougere. Glory shouts for adventure, thus more appropriate when stepping out come nighttime and when someone heads out to paint the town red. Richard’s “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne is an extension of his persona since he was involved in every aspect of the project development. He himself gave directions, selected the fragrance notes and packaging for the two scents.

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There is no stopping Richard Gutierrez as he soars to greater heights, whether on or off the screen, he would be giving 100% to achieve success with his guts to attain glory. Richard’s “Gutz & Glory” deo cologne is now available in all Bench stores nationwide and retails at P128.00.

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So wanna be like our local James Bond and snag the ladies with just a whiff of your scent? Gutz N’ Glory will do the snaggin’ for you.