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Essenza Opens New Abuja Store With Launch Of Bespoke Scents



  • The luxury fragrance brand permeates the capital city with new store opening

  • The new fragrances launched by Essenza leave everything to be desired

Leading luxury fragrance and lifestyle brand, Essenza, opened a new store in Abuja, with the launch of new bespoke fragrances. The store opening in December at the Jabi Lake Mall in Abuja was hosted by ex-Big Brother housemate, Kim Oprah, and was well attended by prominent personalities in the beauty and lifestyle industry. This is Essenza’s flagship outlet in Abuja adding to the nearly three dozen Essenza stores opened, and maintains the delightful aesthetic and ambience synonymous with the Essenza brand. This new store has a modern and sophisticated setting designed to reflect the personality of the brand. It features Essenza’s familiar architectural and interior design concept, which aims to significantly improve the customer experience.

The new store opened with the launch of five new fragrances: LA PERLE EAU DE PARFUM,

PATRON DE NUIT, AMBRE EXCLUSIF, OUD BLEND and LE MEILLEUR which were the highlights of the evening as guests couldn’t wait to try out the various fragrances. Sultry, mysterious, seductive, free-spirited and inviting, each fragrance is distinct not only in their scent but in the sensuality and sophistication they evoke.

Abiola Kasumu, Executive Director of Essenza remarked, “There is an increasing appetite and taste for luxury brands in Abuja, and this new store will provide more avenues for our customers to access their preferred local and international brands they’ve come to trust. We are also thrilled to unveil these new and exciting fragrances; they provide our customers the opportunity to identify and embrace their own unique scent, personality and style.”

With its industry heritage of over a decade, this store opening and launch of new fragrances reflect the growth of the Essenza brand with presence in Nigeria and Ghana. Essenza continues its goal to remain the number one retail outlet for luxury fragrances and lifestyle brands from around the world.

The store opening event and new fragrances launch saw support from Lanson; the sole Grande Maison in Reims France to offer a Champagne experience from the vine to the flute, and Fashion One; the global lifestyle and entertainment TV network.

Essenza Opens New Abuja Store With Launch Of Bespoke Scents

“We are delighted to partner with Essenza on this occasion. They have been the authority on luxury fragrances and personal care brands, and the launch of these new fragrances inevitably establishes Essenza’s unparalleled commitment, energy and focus to creating outstanding bespoke products and a retail gateway for leading global beauty brands in Nigeria and beyond,” said Yusuf Mustapha, Premium Drinks Manager, Prestige Brands Limited (Importers of Lanson Champagne).

Set to open even more stores, Essenza’s aggressive growth plans and market domination are balanced with business principles for longevity and sustainability, nurturing and building brands through partnership and transparency always adhering to international brand standards.


Essenza has been the official retailer to more than 80 international brands; like Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Givenchy, Chanel, Armani, Guerlain, Clarins, Clinique, Lancôme, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, D&G, Dior, etc. With a strong brand portfolio, Essenza has created a destination for Luxury conscious Nigerian to continuously be on-trend as they recently launch their e-commerce platform. The visionary chain has become a household name amongst the brand conscious in West African Consumer market.

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Essenza Opens New Abuja Store With Launch Of Bespoke Scents

Essenza Opens New Abuja Store With Launch Of Bespoke Scents


Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday



An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.

Why stay at an exotic resort

Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.

Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.

Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand

The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf

The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.

Kurumba, Maldives

Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.

You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.

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Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross



Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.

Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.

Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines

These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.

Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.

This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.

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Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example



Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.

Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.

The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.

With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.

Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.

Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.

Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’

To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.

With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.

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