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michelle + may

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)

Occupation: Michelle - Dalaga Owner and Creative Director // May - Dalaga Owner and Financial Manager

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

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