“Out of the Bottle, Into the Street…”
Home to merchants and misfits, Beatniks and Bohemians, dissidents and protesters, the West Village’s infamous Christopher Street has established a reputation for celebrating rugged and rebellious individualism. Like the unique architecture of the street’s Northern Dispensary, Christopher Street introduces a distinctive fragrance structure that challenges traditional olfactive notions of gender. Unlike unisex fragrances that target a lowest common denominator, Christopher Street revels in the unexpected harmonies of its strong masculine and feminine notes. The fragrance combines classical floral chypre elements with more subversive tones of metals, smoky tobacco, watered down alcohol, wet woods and clove. Every bottle of Christopher Street is hand filled, rolled in leather, and packed in patchouli.
Christopher Street is created in collaboration with perfumer Ralf Schwieger of Mane USA.
Charenton Macerations is honored to have Christopher Street named a 2014 Art and Olfaction Awards Finalist in the Independent Category.
What People Are Saying about Christopher Street
Included on six Best Perfume of 2013 lists…
“Christopher Street is the type of perfume that’s as rare as snow leopards and pink diamonds. They simply don’t make ‘em like this anymore. It’s an old school chypre (mossy, leathery blend) that has lots of character. The green, crushed leaves and sweet spices hide its whisky voiced sensuality.”
—Bois de Jasmin’s Best of 2013 in Perfume
“I respect the house Charenton Macerations because the perfume, Christopher Street, is not only a brilliant composition but it tells a story. Every detail of the perfume is perfect. There isn’t a more thoughtful indie line out there; I’m certain of this.”
—EauMG’s The 2013 List
“You can fit thousands of lifetimes and experiences in this bottle of shimmering, combustible, energetic fragrance. The imagination and artistry that went into making this a perfect fragrance for either gender, for any situation, is mind blowing. Christopher Street, in its purposefully modest packaging, is one of the fragrances I reach for the most, and my favorite thing to smell traces of on my clothes.”
—Eyeliner on a Cat’s Top Fragrances of 2013
“One of the best fragrances I have tried in the last year.”
—Mark Behnke of CaFleureBon
“The perfume holds to the skin beautifully, and on my skin comes across as a lightly intoxicating cocktail made of sparkling precious fragrance materials.”
—Lucy Raubertas of Indieperfumes
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