Christopher Street Now Available at Twisted Lily

I am so pleased to announce Christopher Street is joining the family of fragrances now available at Twisted Lily. Located in the beautiful Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, Twisted Lily has quickly become a go-to olfactive retail spot for some of the finest indie fragrance brands from around the world. Named a Top Beauty Destination by Racked NY and Refinery29, …more…

Christopher Street Makes Six Best Perfume 2013 Lists

Christopher Street: Best Perfume 2013

What an honor to end this first year at Charenton Macerations by having Christopher Street recognized on six Best Perfume 2013 lists. And what a first year it has been…  What started out as a crazy idea to tap into the world of activism and revelry synonymous with West Village life …more…

Christopher Street Fragrantica Scented Snippet

Ida Meister of Fragrantica offers up a well versed quick run-through of some of the ingredient stories of Christopher Street. Happy to invite her into my macrocosm of West Village life. In discussing the fragrance’s notes, Ida describes Christopher Street as follows: “We’re drawn in to the jus by its scintillating citrus …more…

A Walk on Christopher Street with Mad Perfumista

One sunny Thursday in June, I invited Mad Perfumista, Katherine Chan, out for an olfactive walk down Christopher Street; a chance to discuss some of the inspiration behind the fragrance in relation to some of the street’s historic sites. From Stonewall to the Dispensary and McNulty’s, not to mention Leather …more…

Bois de Jasmin Reviews Christopher Street

I’ve known Victoria Frolova of Bois de Jasmin for a few years now, first meeting through some work we did together at The Fragrance Foundation. An early supporter of her work, our paths have crossed repeatedly over the years. We also share sets of friends and colleagues (like Ralf). In …more…

EauMG Reviews Christopher Street

Seattle-based Victoria Jent of EauMG is the latest to review Charenton Macerations’ Christopher Street.  Describing Christopher Street as “the longest wearing citrus heavy fragrance on the planet,” Victoria goes on to beautifully capture the essence of  the olfactive narrative.  Here’s EauMG’s Final EauPINION on Christopher Street: “It should be mandatory …more…

Christopher Street: Ralf Schwieger and Douglas Bender

I first met my Christopher Street fragrance co-conspirator, perfumer Ralf Schwieger, back in 2008. I had been working as an independent fragrance consultant for about a year, and was contacted by Mane USA to work on a few different fragrance projects. Before meeting, I had already begun the initial research …more…

Christopher Street – Now Smell This Review

Christopher Street and Douglas Bender have been featured on Now Smell This, one of the largest and most trusted online fragrance communities on the web. From its “boozy” top to its “earthy” base, here’s a little snippet of what Now Smell This Contributor, Jessica Murphy, had to say about Charenton Macerations‘ …more…

CaFleureBon Reviews Christopher Street

CaFleureBon – Charenton Macerations’ Christopher Street: The Passion of Collaborative Creativity CaFleureBon Managing Editor Mark Behnke interviews Charenton Macerations‘ founder Douglas Bender, putting him to the passion test in his fragrance review of Christopher Street. No stone on Christopher Street is left unturned in this discussion, covering everything from creative …more…