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Maoli is the story of two hapa brothers whose homesickness and sensitive noses made them close their lemonade stand to open a perfume house instead.

The dreaded day arrived, when the boys and their family had to trade turquoise beaches and juicy mangoes for evergreens and sweet plums. It is a beautiful land but the sun never shines as they once knew. Afraid to forget all their sweet and warm island memories, they asked their mom if they could make “their own cologne that smells like sunshine.”

Since mom loves to transform the kids’ requests into learning experiences, she prepared a unit study on natural perfumery in which making an eau de cologne was the final project. Little did she know what the kids were about to create would fill the gap between baby products and pheromone sprays, not to mention a breath of fresh air for those allergic to synthetic scents…

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  • Joined July 28, 2008

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vanilla, cacao, raw cocoa butter, pikake, tuberose

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    Fun and Natural Perfumes Handmade with Aloha!

About

Maoli is the story of two hapa brothers whose homesickness and sensitive noses made them close their lemonade stand to open a perfume house instead.

The dreaded day arrived, when the boys and their family had to trade turquoise beaches and juicy mangoes for evergreens and sweet plums. It is a beautiful land but the sun never shines as they once knew. Afraid to forget all their sweet and warm island memories, they asked their mom if they could make “their own cologne that smells like sunshine.”

Since mom loves to transform the kids’ requests into learning experiences, she prepared a unit study on natural perfumery in which making an eau de cologne was the final project. Little did she know what the kids were about to create would fill the gap between baby products and pheromone sprays, not to mention a breath of fresh air for those allergic to synthetic scents found everywhere today.

Requests from friends, family and strangers wanting to smell just as sweet started coming in and, with mom and dad’s guidance, Kai and Kalani decided to embrace entrepreneurship at a higher level of responsibility. It's a good thing, since they don’t get an allowance and are highly addicted to Lego!

Maoli is now a family affair, dedicated to honoring and respecting the art of natural perfumery while providing fragrant sweetness with lots of aloha.

Maikaʻi maoli!

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