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

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

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

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…