The owners of the global beauty brand, Fresh, and The Maker Hotel in Hudson, NY, Lev Glazman, Aina Roytberg, and hospitality expert Damien Janowicz have created six delicious new scents called The Maker (Fire, Libertine, Paradiso, Naked, Stag and Wild) and candles. These aromatic and timeless fragrances are Eau de Parfum.

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The Maker Scent Collection at The Maker Hotel, NY

Having worked in the beauty/fragrance industries as a national artist, sales, education, account executive, product development for over three decades, The Maker’s new scents hits every cord and note. Similar to high end brands such as Le Labo, Therapeutate Parfum, and Byredo, it speaks to a client with a discerning palette.

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Maker Scents Collection in The Maker Hotel Lounge

I often share with my senior Fashion Tour students at Kent State University Fashion in NYC when thinking of fashion and or marketing, a brand should be able to expand into many areas but keep the same DNA throughout. The Maker hotel hits the mark and their new scents will be incorporated into many travels bags of the Jetset and collected menageries of aromas, including my own.

D’angelo Thompson is a three-time Daytime Emmy Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist, “Guest Hair” Daytime Emmy Award winner for the Wendy Williams Show, an accomplished Author, and Podcast Host.

His most recent credits include Law & Order SVU, Season 21, MTV/VH-1/LOGO (Viacom), Amy Trask (CBS Sports), Food Network, Joy Mangano, Amber Stevens West/Andrea DeBordeaux for Run The World (Starz), and Author, James Patterson. His expertise extends to bridal, editorial, commercial, film, and television. Additionally, for over 20 years, D’angelo has been a consultant and educator in partnerships with Il Makiage, Glamour Dolls Makeup, Chic Studios, Makeup For Ever, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, LORAC, and others.

As an Author, D’angelo penned and published “Enhanced Beauty”, “Enhanced Beauty for Teens “, “Enhanced Beauty: Men’s Grooming”, and “A 100 Days of Gratitude”. All are available on,, and other online retailers.

He is also the host of “Gratitude Is A Journey” available on thompson and “Beauty & Gratitude” a series on Soulivity Magazine’s ‘SoulivityTV’, available on Youtube.

D’angelo was educated at Pratt Institute for two years in Fashion Merchandising and Fine Art and through mentorships with Alfred Fornay, Byron Barnes, and Sherry Lee. He further attended The Makeup Institute of California, MAC Pro, Makeup Forever Pro/Academy Workshops, Lash Extension Certification through NYIB, and Basic FX lessons from Daytime Emmy Award-Winning artist, Ingrid Okola. He also holds practitioner licenses and accreditations in Emotional Intelligence, Reiki, Crystal Healing, and Hypnotherapy. Currently attending National University, studying Psychology.

As a community activist, he organizes yearly fundraisers to support AIDS research, education, and advocacy with The Latino Commission on AIDS (2009-2017), youth initiatives, domestic violence, and sex trafficking awareness (2000-Present), social justice, and LGBTQ rights & safety (1990-Present).