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|