Eye, Hatshepsut | The Fragrance Brief

Eye Hatshepsut with CM Logo

Finding Eye, Hatshepsut I’ll never forget my first trip to Egypt. From moment one, I was drawn in by the country’s awe-inspiring architecture, its epic folklore, and of course, its longstanding connections to perfume. It was during that trip I was introduced to the stories of Hatshepsut and her rather unconventional rise to power. I was instantly hooked (the female heroic, the gender nonconformity, the expansion of trade…) and have …continue…

Even More Scent-ences & Other Perfume Madness

even more scent-ences glass butterfly

  “Butterflies all havin’ fun, you know what I mean…” Even More Scent-ences from the Smelly Interwebs From the hidden corners of all things perfumed in media, here’s your weekly CM roundup of goings-on from the mad, mad world of fragrances and beyond: (👃🍬) Some new and noteworthy nose candy for the nasally inclined. In this week’s scented sagas… —“My way of working on this fragrance was really not to …continue…

Chasing Asphalt Rainbows 🌹🌈🗽 Week 3

David Bowie mural at The Graffiti Room

Asphalt Rainbows are unexpected reminders that beauty cannot and will not be contained… Murals. Tags. Pasteups. Slaps. After getting lost on the streets of New York City and beyond, here’s this week’s throwbacks and finds from my explorations in the ever-changing world of urban art… A look back at my time spent chasing Asphalt Rainbows. Dropping in on the world of Queer Street Art🌹🌹🌹. This Week’s Caps | HomoRiot, Razo, Miss Me Art, Freeoutlast and …continue…

More Scent-ences & Other Perfume Madness

More Scent-ences Wizardskull in Bushwick McDonalds Burger King Queer

“Look at it this way… at least we learned how to make French Fries… ” – Coming to America More Scent-ences from the Smelly Interwebs From the hidden corners of all things perfumed in media, here’s your weekly CM roundup of goings-on from the mad, mad world of fragrances and beyond: (👃🍬) Some new and noteworthy nose candy for the nasally inclined. In this week’s scented sagas… —”Out of the …continue…

Chasing Asphalt Rainbows 🌹🌈🗽 Week 2

Rainbows Stikman

Asphalt Rainbows are unexpected reminders that beauty cannot and will not be contained… Murals. Tags. Pasteups. Slaps. After getting lost on the streets of New York City and beyond, here’s this week’s throwbacks and finds from my explorations in the ever-changing world of urban art… A look back at my time spent chasing Asphalt Rainbows. Wishing a Happy Birthday to Donatien Alphonse François the Marquis de Sade (born June 2, 1740)🌹🌹🌹. This Week’s Caps …continue…

Scent-ences and Other Perfume Madness

Degrupo Pipe and Heart

“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have…” Scent-ences from the Smelly Interwebs From the hidden corners of all things perfumed in media, here’s your weekly CM roundup of goings-on from the mad, mad world of fragrances and beyond: (👃🍬) Some new and noteworthy nose candy for the nasally inclined. In this week’s scented sagas… —Thanks to the Institute for Art and …continue…

Chasing Asphalt Rainbows 🌹🌈🗽 Week 1

Cru Arts and Indecline on Melrose

Asphalt Rainbows are unexpected reminders that beauty cannot and will not be contained… Murals. Tags. Pasteups. Slaps. After getting lost on the streets of New York City and beyond, here’s this week’s throwbacks and finds from my explorations in the ever-changing world of urban art… A look back at my time spent chasing Asphalt Rainbows. This Week’s Caps | CruArts, Indecline, Hektad, cb23, KaiAspire, Little Ricky, Pam Good, Os Gemeos, PhoebeNY, Damien Mitchell …continue…

Nothing 2 See | Breaking Free & The Scent of Escape

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Breaking Free with Nature’s Relentless Escape Artist What is fragrance? A seemingly simple question, which of course, comes with a not so simple answer. Thanks to a litany of tangential meanings applied to fragrance throughout human history, attempting to decisively answer that very question has become a bit of a Sisyphean task. That’s because at its fundamental core, a fragrance is nothing to see… an inexplicable nothing with an unique power to somehow stir in us a great deal …continue…

Recapping LA Adventures & AIX Scent Fair

Stikki Peaches and Thrashbird on Melrose

Okay. Okay. I (am learning to) love LA. For me, Los Angeles is like that neighborhood kid you grew up with, who once upon a time you used to go out of your way to avoid, but now, later in life, has become one of your favorite drinking buddies. I definitely can’t ever see myself living there (the driving alone brings out that homicidal rage in me that secretly lurks inside us all), but with the passage …continue…

Christopher Street Pride 2015

Rainbow Umbrella Fairy Pride

The Rainbows are Flying High… It’s Pride week here again in New York City, and it looks set to be another exciting year on Christopher Street. With the Stonewall Inn’s Landmark status hearing on Tuesday morning, and the looming of yet another weighty Supreme Court decision (Obergefell v. Hodges) involving the rights of same-sex couples to marry, expect record numbers to descend upon the streets of the West Village. I’ll be out and …continue…