Monday, March 21, 2011

CB I Hate Perfume - Oh the irony.

One of the great things about this blog, is that in doing the research for it, I sometimes stumble across something that might have made a splash in the blogosphere a while ago, but is a new, exciting find for me. 

This weekend, that find was CB I Hate Perfume, the brainchild of scent genius Christopher Brosius.

Brosius founded Demeter  (the company famous for developing scents like Laundromat,  Dirt and Gin and Tonic) and left the company in 2004.  He went on to launch CB I Hate Perfume, and in his words "returned to my original love of making actual PERFUME – those that tell stories and capture exact experiences"

Perfumes like;  Burning leaves (the smell of burning maple leaves), Gathering Apples (Thousands of Ripe Red Mackintosh Apples and a bit of old weathered wood from the bushel baskets) , To See a flower (Delicate spring flowers (hyacinth, daffodils, jonquils & crocuses), green shoots, wet dirt & a bit of moss) and Memory of Kindess (The shining green scent of tomato vines growing in the fresh earth of a country garden).

Brosius also has an extensive line of single note accords (a single scent that captures a very specific smell)  available, like  Bluebell, French Bread, Kir Royale, Soaked Earth and Wet Stone..

CB I Hate Perfume has a scent gallery in Brooklyn, where you can go and experience the scents for yourself. The word on the street is to allow yourself some time, this is not an experience to be rushed.

One thing that made me extremely happy, is a lot of the scents are offered in 2ML travel sizes, which means you can start sampling scents at the extremely affordable starting price of $12.  I think I am going to try Beautiful Launderette, or wait... Lavender Tea...or A Room with a View... I am in trouble.

All images courtesy of CB I Hate Perfume


  1. How fun! It bugs me when perfumes smell nothing like what they're "supposed" to, but I don't think that will be the case here.

  2. i really don't like perfume. over scented floral makes me get a headache. these sound like i might like them though! plus they are very interesting. i could smell like freshly baked bread all day :)

  3. Wow, those are really cool! I wish I was around there so I could sample all the smells! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very interesting. I don't know how I would feel about smelling like wet dirt, tomatoes, or burning leaves, but I like the idea of an "un-perfume." Please do a follow-up post if you decide to try any of these. I'm awfully curious now.

  5. Wow, these are so cool! Thanks for sharing! Gathering Apples sounds amaaaazing.

  6. this is fantastic! I love the idea of these scents. Smells are so associated with memory... my boyfriend would love the French bread one -- he loves baguettes!

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