From Latvia whiff Love – STENDERS OPENS IN SINGAPORE
Enter the newly opened Stenders shop in Plaza Singapura (#03-75) and you’ll be drawn like a bee to nectar – directly to the soap shelves. Here are handmade soaps that look and smell good enough to eat. You’ll not be able to resist sniffing and gushing over the absolute loveliness of soaps like oat flake-lemongrass, vanilla cream, blueberry, honey milk, chocolate vanilla, caramel, wild coconut, lilac, peppermint eucalyptus and many more. Don’t you feel like taking a bite out of the lemon cream soap (below)?
Reasonably priced at about $9 per 100g bar (about the thickness of a fat thumb), these make delightful treats for yourself and also gifts ,especially as they are so prettily wrapped. You’ll feel like breaking into song – Brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favourite things…
And indeed, the Stenders folks take great pride in recreating a garden feel, all natural and inviting.
At the opening party, Jeiflyn from Stenders showed how their products not only smell divine but are also effective. Guests lent their hands for a Wild Rose scrub and yogurt moisturising treatment. The result: many velvety soft but non-greasy hands. And as the Wild Rose scent is light, no one felt overwhelmed, just soothed.
Don’t know about you, but this is the first Latvian product I’ve heard of. Latvia by the way is way up north, one of the Nordic countries and neighbour to Estonia, Russia, Lithuania and Belarus (map provided to give you a better idea). Of course, the air is enviably fresh, and the capital, Riga where Stenders was born has charming architecture you’d associate with a fairy tale (or a James Bond movie).
The business started as a cozy shower and bath product shop, but obviously, word about Stenders delightful feel-good soaps, bath balls, and skin treats spread. In a mere 14 years, shops have sprouted in 21 countries. And now with skincare making up the 300 products in their catalogue, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you go shopping for Christmas prezzies this year.
The Stenders team declare the store open!
CEO Julien Laporte explains the philosophy behind the brand – to trigger joyful emotion for customers, hence gardener of feelings.
Event host, Jamie Yeo shared her happy experience with the Wild Rose bath range.
‘Twas an indoor garden party with Champagne and rosy macarons. Thank you for the invitation Publicist PR.