Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stay Connected with Necessities and Temptations

Find us online.  Necessities and Temptations is on several different sites; each for their own reasons.

  • Our website showcases the store.  You can read about our products and services, find the newest feeds from our social media accounts, find out what is happening in the store, and find out how to contact us or visit us.
  • Our Facebook page is our most frequently updated account.  It is the hub of our online presence and offers everything from inspirational quotes to reminders about upcoming events.
  • Our Google+ page hosts pictures, reviews from Google users, and directions to the store.  It is not updated as often as our Facebook page, and is not the best way to directly contact us.
  • Our YouTube channel is a fun mix of silly videos we made, products we review, and other things we end up having filmed for the store.
  • Out Twitter feed is different from how our other accounts run.  It is very regularly updated.  However, it is updated with content from our other accounts.  We don’t offer much Twitter exclusive content (though we do reserve some tweets for only twitter).  Using Twitter lets our fans stay up to date without having to invest much time.
  • Our WordPress blog offers content we felt needed more space to write about than we could on other sites, but content that didn’t need to be on our website all of the time.  This includes more in depth information about products, reviews of recent in store events, and press releases.

Do you have a social media account somewhere that we aren’t on?  Contact us through one of our accounts, and we will see what we can do to create one.  You can always visit our website to find the list of sites we are on.  Look for the “Connect with Us” tab.


North American Drones – X-Factor Review

logo cx30

Review by Drew

We’ve recently gotten some small quadcopter drones from North American Drones in at Necessities and Temptations.  The X-Factor is their small entry to drone flying.  According to their website, the drone is made of hard cast plastic to ensure durability, and operated through a specialized smartphone app for ease of use.  The drone is able to take both still and video photography from a fixed camera that comes stock on the product.

I had a lot of fun trying to fly the X-Factor.  The setup was very simple.  The drone is about 8″ by 8″.  I quickly found the app on the Google Play store.  The drone actually emits a WiFi signal your phone connects to to control the drone.  The written instruction in the box were written in poorly translated English, but were very understandable.  The battery life was around 10 minutes or so.  The controls were very thorough.  My biggest issue is that I don’t know how to fly a quadcopter and the setup assumes you do.  I will need to take lessons or watch some videos to figure out how to drive.

Overall, I think the X-Factor is a nice entry point quadcopter for $220.  It didn’t break with my inept driving abilities.  I like the mounted camera that works well enough to drive using the view from it.  I would recommend this for the grownup kids.

Jean Patou Perfume Collection Now Offered

Saks Fifth Avenue
Lord and Taylor
and now Necessities and Temptations

It is an honor to announce that Necessities and Temptations now offers perfumes from the House of Patou.  The Patou line of perfumes began over 85 years ago at the height of the Great Depression when Jean Patou offered a new scent for his wealthy American clientele: Joy.   Every ounce of this subtle floral bouquet, a perfect symbiosis of rose and jasmine, requires 10,600 jasmine flowers and twenty-eight dozen roses.  Joy was voted “Scent of the Century” by the public at the Fragrance Foundation FiFi Awards in 2000, beating its rival Chanel No. 5.

Joy PerfumeJoy is not the only scent the House of Patou are known for.  Over the years, the House of Patou crafted other fragrances that remain as popular today as they ever were:
1000 (1972)
Sublime (1992)
Enjoy (2003)

Again, it is a great honor to offer this collection of fine perfumes from the House of Patou.