Nicolita’s Favorite Perfume

June 23, 2010

It is important to Nicolita to smell great all the time. Her favorite perfume is Royal Violets by Augustin Reyes. It is a sweet smelling fragrance, that she started wearing when she was a baby. The Perfume’s Cuban roots reminds her of her own heritage.

Fine Perfumery Since 1927

Since 1927 Agustín Reyes®, Inc. has created fine perfumes and personal care products. Using handcrafted recipes, a tradition of quality was established that continues today. Agustín Reyes I, began his career as an apprentice to a pharmacist. In his youth he learned to formulate products for health and beauty. He possessed a natural aptitude for chemistry, but also an entrepreneurial curiosity. On December 6, 1927 he created the formula for Royal Violets®. This day fragrance whose slogan would eventually become “el perfume de la juventud” (a fragrance for the young). This simple origin in Havana, Cuba was the first chapter of his American Dream.

The people of Cuba loved those first products. Because of that success he founded our company. Many people still remember the first factory. There in the laboratory he created many other favorite products including: Axil, Agua de Portugal, Nuit de Samedi, and others. They milled their own sandalwood and lavender soaps. Seven layers of gold leaf adorned the boxes of their biggest seller, then-called Violetas Rusas.

Visionary Movement

Agustín Reyes II worked alongside his father in the factory in Havana. He was encouraged to study chemical engineering. So he set off to study at Georgetown Prep and later MIT. Then the revolution, and the family left its country and its 33-year business in 1960, smuggling out the secret recipe for violetas. Agustín Reyes II, turned down lucrative job offers with cosmetic giants in order to stay close to his family in Miami. He used his education and experience to improve the factory with modern technology.

He jump-stared the business, repackaging the signature scent and renaming it “Royal Violets”. During the next 20 years the family went on to produce sun care products, dusting powders and other perfume lines.

Family Tradition

In keeping with the same family traditions and values of his father and grand-father, Agustín W. Reyes III. studied at Emory University. He returned with a master’s degree in organic chemistry and the desire to guide the company from its home-based office to a proper plant. Today the company sells its’ colognes throughout the United States, South America and as far away as Saudi Arabia. They do contract packaging, like body mists and alternative fragrances, in addition to their own products.

For the company’s 75 th Anniversary they launched a collection of spray bottles, including the classic Royal Violets edition. They will eventually add hair gel and body wash. Most recently for the company is the expansion of their shampoo line, which now includes three kids shampoos: Royal Violets, Cherry and Watermelon, with the re-invented classic baby shampoo now with Chamomile.

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Fit Guide and Suggested Styles

Do you hate when your bikini bottoms dig into your hips? Have no fear, Nicolita NO PINCH FIT Cuban Style Bottoms are here!!

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Below are a few of our most popular styles that were designed with YOUR hips in mind.

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I want to help you find the Perfect Fit Nicolita Style. Below I have created a Nicolita Swimwear Fit guide to match your curves with our swimwear options and styles. If you still have questions of which bikini or one piece style would look best with your body shape just Call 866-NICOLITA (866-642-6548)  Email hola@mynicolita, or Skype me @mynicolita.     

Over the last 13 years since I started Nicolita in 2003, I have worked with a lot of Nicolita clients on selecting the perfect swimsuit for them. I'm the first to admit that wearing a bikini or one piece swimsuit can be challenging for the majority of us. Even if you have a rockin' body, there are certain styles that work better on certain body shapes.

But I am a strong believer that there is the perfect swimsuit out there for you. And we have gone ahead and picked out some styles that are flattering for you!

Larger cup sizes (D cup and up)

Women with larger cup sizes are primarily looking for 2 things when trying on swimwear: coverage and support. While going up a size in the top can provide more coverage, some styles just won’t provide the coverage and support you may be looking for. Look for styles with side boning and molded cups to give you the support and coverage you desire, without the pinching of an underwire!

For support and coverage, check out:
Maria Knotty Wrap Twist Top

Molded Push Up Bikini Top


Smaller Bust

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Haute Dot Bow Tie Bikini Tube Top

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Broad Shoulders

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Rumba Ruffles One Shoulder Top

Neon Bloom Deep V One Piece


Not So Curvy

Looking to add more curve to that backside? Look for bottoms with backside details like ruffles, shirring, or our signature knotty bottom. These details add more curve to your bottom and create a more shapely bum. 

To add curves to a not so curvy bottom, check out:

Rumba Ruffles Forgiven Bottom

Signature Knotty Bottom


Tummy Control

We all have those days we would rather cover our midsection. To conceal your midriff while flattering your other assets, look for styles that have shirring throughout the midsection to camouflage any insecurities.

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Deep V One Piece With Shirring

Noche Cha Cha High-Waisted Bottoms


More Coverage Overall

Trying to keep your skin out of the sun, or just desire to be more covered? Look for styles that provide more coverage without sacrificing style, like high-neck tops, high-waist bottoms, and one pieces!

For more coverage, check out:

Gina High Neck One Piece

Retro High Waist Bottom