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Conversations with the Inspiring Marilyn Jones

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marilyn Jones. She and her team share her story with us below.

Please kick things off for us with some background on the story.
Marilyn Jones a Chicago Native, Founder, and Owner of B Fragranced LLC created the Brand [ME]™ late December 2013. Marilyn Jones owns 100% of the company and proud to be WBE certified. Marilyn’s number eleven of twelve children born to a devoted Mother and Father. Unfortunately, her time with her mother was cut short at the young age of five when Marilyn’s mom lost her battle to Breast Cancer.

Marilyn’s only true memory of her mom was her scent, this birthed a passion and a zeal to create Fragrances as unique as the individual who wears it! Marilyn grew up with a love of scents, her love for perfumes and lotions grew strongly in later years. Although Marilyn didn’t share some of the special memories as her siblings such as making that special cake or pie, however, what her mom did leave her with has become just as valuable. “Our New flagship fragrance Embellish doesn’t smell like my Mother once did, however, the blueprint of the business certainly embodies her.”

B Fragranced is a quickly growing Fragrance and Beauty Company- You can shop our products @ www.bfragranced.com, we host a line of Great Fragrances that are appealing to both Men and Women! We’re the New Luxury Affordable Fragrance company grabbing mass consumer attention in both Print and National TV with a commercial which aired on the ABC & CW networks. B Fragranced was also featured on SHEEN TALKS Live along with Print features in Sheen, Essence, Gladys, Juicy, & Focus Magazine to name a few.

Marilyn, has it been a smooth road?  What were some of the challenges along the way?
My initial challenge breaking into the fragrance side of the beauty industry was the lack of celebrity endorsements. I personally know a number of few people that buy fragrance bottles just to say they have a certain “brand” but they hate the way it smells. So, I took a big chance and gambled on myself creating a Brand and fragrances that people would love! To add, when I started this business I had no idea how to create a fragrance and/or how to market a beauty business as my professional background was in Finance and Accounting. However, what I did have was a drive and determination which aided in the success of my business.

Please tell us more about your business, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
B Fragranced philosophy is simple; we create Quality products at a reasonable price that will enrich your appearance and accentuate your personal scent. B Fragranced has always put an emphasis on finding the perfect scent for the right moment and the right time. We believe each scent should become your own! We have a passion for self-beautification through fragrances, fashion, style, and accessories. Your scent and accessories should be the epitome of who you are, without saying much at all.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
After losing my mother to breast cancer when I was just five years old, my only lasting memory of her was her smell. This inspired me to create my own fragrance, I wanted to create memories for others that will last a lifetime. Although my mom was the inspiration to start the business, I also have a few additional sources of inspiration that keep me going in the business especially when things aren’t going as planned: 1, I Set non-negotiables in my prayer time 2. I listen to my podcast to build my faith along with YouTube videos of great motivational speakers. And last but certainly not least, it’s important to make sure that your immediate circle includes like-minded people in both business and your faith. I quickly learned that If you’re the smartest person in your group you’re in the wrong group. You should have friends that motivate and inspire you to believe when you don’t while encouraging you to push harder when you think you’re done. We have more in us than we think sometimes, but interestingly, it takes another great person to pull out the best in you!

Pricing:

  • Embellish Perfume 3.4oz $78.00, 1.7oz- $54.00 10Ml – $25.00
  • MY Epiphany Perfume 10ml $25.00
  • Essence of ME Cologne 3.4oz $68.00
  • Embellish Hand and Body Lotion 6oz $24.00

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Image Credit:
Shaun Michael, Iggy Munoz, Kris Christian

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