Brooklyn Flavors

If Crown Heights were a scent, how would it smell? What about Park Slope or Bed-Stuy or Clinton Hill?

Kensington Resident Sophia Sylvester believes she has a pretty good idea, which is why she launched her line of body care products called Brooklyn Flavors, each with a unique smell named after a different neighborhood in Brooklyn!

Sylvester started her journey into smell-goods in 2003 as a candlemaker but over time began creating body products to add to her line. Her goal was to use natural ingredients that can be used on the skin with stronger scents that would last. Hence, in 2006, the birth of Brooklyn Flavors!

Sophia Sylvester, founder and owner of Brooklyn Flavors

Today, her shop, Brooklyn Flavors, located at 820 Washington Avenue, on the border of Crown Heights and Prospect Heights sells candles, soaps, oils, incense, sea salt scrubs and body butters– all made with organic ingredients, sourced locally and from around the world.

Want to know what Fort Greene smells like? Apparently, it carries the essence of soft fresh citrus and a hint of mint. Don’t like the smell of Prospect Heights? Well, for around $15, you can pick up and move from neighborhood to neighborhood, without the hassle of closing costs, moving fees or first- and last-month’s rents!

Check out the smell of your Brooklyn nabe:

Bed-Stuy– An earthy blend of sandalwood, jasmine, cedarwood and patchouli.

Brownstone– A soft sweet blend of sandalwood, cedarwood, jasmine and vanilla.

Canarsie Cookie– Freshly baked sugar cookies with butter cream frosting, with vanilla extract.

Carroll Gardens– A herbaceous blend of sandalwood and ginger.

Church Avenue– Juicy mango, papaya, jasmine peach and coconut.

Clinton Hill– A sweet delicious blend of pears, raspberries and strawberries.

Crown Heights– A sweet earthly blend of mint leaves and patchouli.

Fort Greene– A soft fresh citrus blend of fruits and mint.

Kensington– Floral meets earthy with a blend of lavender and patchouli.

Park Slope– A floral mix of lavender, rose, jasmine and gardenia.

Prospect Heights– A soft floral blend of cherry, ylang, ylang and jasmine.

Red Hook– A rich blend of sandalwood, vanilla and musk.

To shop online at Brooklyn Flavors, go here.


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