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 …more…

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 …more…

Chasing Asphalt Rainbows 🌹🌈🗽 Week 1

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 …more…

Scent Bombs & Other Disruptions

Brooklyn Vietnam Mural

If you’re anything like me, when you hear the word disruption, you probably think of something meant to interfere with your day (i.e. a stalled subway making you late, or a hyperactive child screaming for attention). There is a certain negative bias to the word. However, as I was reminded …more…

Fragrance: The Original Disruptive Art?

Smelling Dasic Fernandez

Street art, graffiti, urban art… this unapologetically disruptive art form goes by many names. Regardless of preferred word (or underlying philosophical beliefs), all terms refer to a disruptive force in action. The desire to disrupt guides the artist from the initial conception stages all the way to installation, a fact …more…

Asphalt Rainbow & Street Art Techniques: Stencil Gallery

Stencil Crying Boy Lego Carroll Gardens

Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Icy and Sot… these are just some of the names spraying beautiful outdoor stencil art all around the globe. For those of you who already following Charenton Macerations on Instagram (@cm_fragrance), you know that over the last few years I have been documenting and shooting street art everywhere I have …more…

Asphalt Rainbow & Street Art Techniques: Stencils

Part Two in the Asphalt Rainbow series on Street Art Technique & Olfaction takes a closer look at stencil art and the process of translating stencil design into fragrance. Often credited as the earliest known form of public art (the infamous handprints as stencils on cave walls), stencils today continue to have an important …more…

Asphalt Rainbow – The Brief

Asphalt Rainbows

Like Christopher Street, the olfactive story of Asphalt Rainbow begins with a look at the fragrance brief: the how’s and why’s that went into crafting the final fragrance. The first rough sketches for the project date back to the fall of 2012. At the time, I was on the precipice of launching the first …more…

Asphalt Rainbow: Why Fragrance & Street Art

“Art must serve a cause; not a military cause, or political, but a social cause.” – Blek le Rat Since the very beginning of the Asphalt Rainbow project, I have been quite adamant that the purpose of this particular experiment is not to simply add a fragrance component to a street …more…

Asphalt Rainbow: Street Art Inspiration (Gallery)

Art for Whom? (Bushwick)

The worlds of scent and graffiti collide in Asphalt Rainbow, the latest from Charenton Macerations. Inside this gallery, you’ll find a series of amazing street art & technique that helped inspired the final Asphalt Rainbow fragrance. Let’s go outside.