I met the Dalaga sisters in April of 2010. They were the very first store to carry MCMC and for that, they’ll always have a special place in my heart. Last year, for their shop’s five year anniversary, Michelle and May asked me to create a special fragrance for their shop. The Dalaga fragrance is inspired by sampaguita, a flower from the Philippines.
Name: Michelle (left), Mary (right)
Hometown: Northern Virginia
Where do you reside now: Brooklyn, NY
Favorite MCMC scent: Michelle – The Dalaga fragrance of course ; ) It’s based off my favorite flower, sampaguita! Before we had the Dalaga fragrance I was only able to smell sampaguita when I was in the Philippines. Now I have it on all day long! // May – GARDEN
When did you first start wearing perfume? What perfume was it?: Michelle – I remember sneaking into my mom’s room when I was really little and spraying every fragrance she had then getting caught. // May – When I was a freshmen in high school my boyfriend bought me Tommy Girl perfume for my birthday.
If you were a plant, what would you be?: Michelle – Sampaguita Tree // May – Cactus
What’s in your refrigerator right now?: Michelle – Pineapple juice, soda water, yogurt, arugula, cucumbers, apples, strawberries, cheese, and Champagne! // May – Milk for my coffee, water, yogurt for my son, eggs, plantains, and cantaloupe
Three words that describe you: Michelle – Driven, affectionate, expressive // May – Shy, silly, short