Saperna Menendez is both the beauty and brains behind the ever-growing brand, Rilevare. Rilevare is an organic perfume and lotion product line made with 100% natural essential oils. As their website states, their products are for “those who want to smell wonderful, but don’t want all the toxins that go along with it.”
Hailing from New Smyrna Beach, Menendez learned her craft while working for one of the world’s largest perfume makers. After leaving her position in 2015, she believed there had to be a better way to make perfume and thus began her journey becoming a local lady boss. Her first and signature fragrance, “Florida in a Bottle,” is a well-known favorite of the Market Mafia. Our team has been devoted to this scent since first sniff; we’ve cheered Rilevare from the sidelines as we’ve watched the brand expand throughout the Bay over the last year. With Florida in a Bottle’s intoxicating aroma of citrus, sea spray and warmth, it couldn’t have a more fitting name.
You can find Rilevare goods at numerous retailers in our area, including: Nature’s Food Patch, Rollin Oats, Ashe Couture, Richard’s Foodporium, and Earth Origins. Shoppers can also find Rilevare at least once a month at the Pierce Street Market in Clearwater, happening next on February 11; she’s an absolute delight to spend time with, so be sure to say hi. We can relate to what she calls her favorite perks of her job: connecting with customers, getting feedback and ideas, meeting neighbors and being out in the local community.
Visit their website to learn more about Saperna, find all Rilevare’s retail locations and purchase their entire line of products.