Julissa Jose of Harlem Botanica on creating a life enhanced by fragrance
August 16, 2022
Please share a brief introduction about yourself and your business:
My name is Julissa Jose, and I fell in love with fragrance at a young age. But my passion turned to pain when I developed a severe allergy in my late 20’s. The petrochemical-laden fragrances I loved didn’t love me back. Cutting them out eased my symptoms but left me in a world without scent, without a way to express or amplify my emotions. Craving a life enhanced by fragrance, I found a way to reclaim the power of scent – by establishing Harlem Botanica.
What excites you about being an Entreprenista League member?
Learning from other women to grow my business.
What was your background prior to starting your own business?
What is the accomplishment you are the most proud of to date?
Getting on Latina Magazine!
Do you believe in work/life balance? What are some of your best tips?
Yes, eat healthy and practice yoga.
What have you achieved recently that you’d like to celebrate with our community?
I was able to set my goals for next year!
What’s next for your business? What can we expect to see over the next few years?
I would like to see them in clean beauty stores.
Learn more about the Entreprenista League and join today!
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