For many designers, the New York Botanical Garden has been a treasure trove of inspiration.
In recent years, we’ve seen collaborations between NYBG and jeweler Erwin Pearl, luxe home retailer Frontgate, Oscar de la Renta home design and Chesapeake Bay Candle.
Now the Garden has teamed with Caswell-Massey, a 300-year-old apothecary and perfumery based in Edison, New Jersey — for a selection of scented bath products that draw attention to art and nature.
The sets, which include three bars of 3.25-ounce soap, are available in lilac, gardenia and honeysuckle ($24). Hand creams are also offered in the same fragrances ($18). For variety, the Trio of Florals Three Bar Soap Set features a bar of soap in each fragrance.
Each product features NYBG-branded packaging and botanical illustrations from the Rare Book and Folio Collection of the Garden’s LuEsther T. Mertz Library. And each is an eco-friendly purchase, as the products, made domestically, are said to be paraben free, sulfate free and phthalate free and not tested on animals.
A new scent is also in the works, with expertise from Manhattan-based International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), a global producer of scents and savors.
“We are proud to collaborate with these two iconic brands and institutions — Caswell-Massey and NYBG — to create something fresh and relevant for a new generation,” said Nicolas Mirzayantz, group president, fragrances for IFF. “We each bring our unique heritage, expertise and creativity to this project, as we share our love and respect for nature and all it inspires.”
A portion of the proceeds from these products will support NYBG’s research, conservation and horticultural and educational efforts.
Because it’s all about giving back, right?
Especially to Mother Nature.