Daphne Home Scents by Bench

Ladies in red: me and Daphne Osena-Paez. Photo credit: Marty Ilagan of MN8 Studio.

I have always looked up to Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez, ever since her days in the lifestyle television show F. Even before I met her, she had always come across as smart, stylish and most of all, credible. I think she has an amazing sense of style that is all her own: a mix of old world charm and modern design. It is this distinct style that sets her apart from other celebrity hosts and allowed her to branch out into retail. (In case you didn’t know, her Daphne chair is still in high demand at Dimensione, even after two years of launching the design.) She has positioned herself as an expert in home design, thanks to her television show, Urban Zone, and her blog, www.daphne.ph.

Recently, Daphne decided to get into a new endeavor: home fragrance. She tied up with Bench for this one, and came up with three invigorating scents: Mint Jasmine Infusion, Fields of Lavender and Homemade Lemon Tart. These come in chic diffusers that you’ll love to display in your home. Naturally, I wanted to know more about the scents, and possibly buy some for my house. I’m glad I went, because not only did I get to sample each fragrance and choose my favorite (Mint Jasmine Infusion is the one for me), I also got to take a photo with Daphne! Check out photos I took at the event.

Love this set they created. It was like watching a television show.

The super stylish Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez.

This is my favorite Daphne chair.

Other colors, equally chic.

Yup, you read the sign right: each scent sells for only P348.

Daphne being interviewed.

Raymond did such a great job hosting the event

Mond looking good.

Mond interviews Daphne.

A video on how the scents were created.

Daphne explaining how each scent relates to her life.

Daphne answers questions from the audience.

Another photo with Daphne.

Beautiful Angel Aquino and Daphne.

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