Tinian businesswoman Susan Cruz said it had been a long wait before she got the go signal for the CNMI’s first line of local fragrances under the Made in the Marianas label to be displayed at DFS.
First to hit the stalls of the DFS Galleria and available for tourists and locals by next week is Chamorrita Oil and Chamorrita Perfume, one of the initial five fragrances which Susan’s Creations launched last June.
Cruz said she would have wanted to see the locally manufactured perfumes to be out in the market sooner but she had to wait for the approval of her application and for the arrival of the new bottles she had designed and ordered from the Philippines.
The new batch of Chamorrita Perfume comes in a pink heart-shaped transparent bottle while Chamorrita Oil comes in its original slim bottle.
“We will be starting with one fragrance for the time being and will add more soon. We decided to launch Chamorrita Oil and Chamorrita Perfume first because these are best-selling products not only among locals but among tourists too,” Cruz said.
She said tourists like Chamorrita because “it’s something that is closely associated to the islands.”
When the perfumes are already on display, Cruz said they will be providing samplers for clients to smell and try.
Chamorrita Oil, a fragrance made of coconut oil, is scented with floral and fruity aromas such as ylang-ylang, grapefruit oil, orchid and other floral scents.
Chamorrita Perfume is highlighted with ylang-ylang and different floral scents. Cruz said this perfume carries a sweet scent that can be worn daily or for evening occasions. It has a unique scent that defines a beautiful Chamorrita.
“These products are wonderful souvenirs or Christmas gifts for your family and friends here and for those who are off-island,” Cruz said.
The other fragrances that were launched along with Chamorrita Oil and Perfume are Breakwater for Men and Breakwater for Women, Black Jack for Men, and Mystery.
Cruz said the other products of Susan’s Creations, like Asiga, Coconut Soap with Loofah and the now famous Tinian hot pepper, are becoming popular in other parts of the world.
She said they have been receiving orders from all over the states and other places.
“People from the world are beginning to know where the CNMI is through our locally made products and we are happy that we are helping promote the islands,” Cruz said.
The coconut soap with oil and loofah is another bestseller especially among tourists. Cruz said the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino gift shop sells 500 to 1,000 pieces every month.