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 …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…

The Rules of Olfaction

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Olfaction really involves two things: application and experience. We place scent on our bodies AND we seek it out in the world. In today’s audiovisual-centric world, the full beauty of our olfactory senses can easily be overlooked. People tend to inappropriately dismiss fragrance as just another fashion accessory (so for …more…

Christopher Street – The Brief

Christopher Street Carnation

The following is an excerpt from the original Christopher Street brief.  After months of historic research, personal observation, and countless interviews of residents past and present, I distilled the information down to three main areas of interest: the people of the West Village, the architecture of the neighborhood, and the …more…

On Formulation

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Admittedly, I am a detail oriented person; probably a product of years studying analytical chemistry. After all, chemistry is a science obsessed with understanding underlying phenomena, a way of looking under the world’s hood. In many ways, chemistry involves solving the world’s smallest jigsaw puzzles, each atom slowly moving into …more…