Leed's newest venture? Manoa - By Melveen Leed.
Between writing an autobiography, recording a CD, and performing live,
Hawaii favorite Melveen Leed has somehow found the time to create
and launch her own brand of women's perfume, called Manoa.
A launching party for Manoa was held Monday, February 25, at Chai's Island
Bistro in Aloha Tower. John Berger, Carole Kai, Glen Pinho, Rodney Cazimero,
Chai himself.... So many local celebrities came out to show their aloha
and support for Melveen. Some of Melveen's other talents were also
showcased, such as her beautiful framed pen and ink masterpieces and her
artistic pareo wraps. Chai's pupus were ono-licious as always, and he
personally watched over the festivities all night.
is named after Melveen's daughter,
Ka'aikaula Tauatuahine'OManoa - Kaula
for short. Melveen's love for Kaula
is always evident by the way she lights up whenever she speaks of
her. The audience was treated to an unexpected surprise as Kaula
entertained the dinner crowd with a graceful impromptu dance.
Melveen spent the night singing awesome jazz melodies. Slow ones,
fast ones, funny ones, romantic ones... She did what she's been doing for
years - entertained and delighted the audience. She can really belt out a jazz
tune! Melveen invited a few of her entertainer friends on stage to
jam with her, and the show just took off.
by people's reactions towards Manoa, it's sure to be a hit.
For the men, she will soon be releasing a cologne. Melveen put some of the
cologne on me, and it smelled fabulous! I'd describe it as a subtle spicy
vanilla fragrance, and sure enough she said it had a touch of vanilla in
there "to make the wahines all crazy".
I borrowed one of the bottles of Manoa from a nearby table, intending to
snap a few cool promo shots of the item. When I brought it back, I
found out that Melveen had everyone looking for who stole the bottle of Manoa!
Yikes! I thought I was going get some dirty lickings by da tita
Sorry! See what I go thru for you guys?
You'll be able to pick up a bottle of
Manoa on the www.melveenleed.com
website when she launches it this week. Look for it!