Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ain't Modern Science Wonderful

No sooner had I posted how much I missed the wonderful smell of “burning leaves” in the fall than “voila”…I learn that there is a perfume called BURNING LEAVES.
Is modern science amazing…or what!

Now, it may be a stretch to call it modern science, but there’s a guy named Christopher (don’t call him Chris!) who for $100 bucks will sell you a bottle of that once aromatic feature of nature’s most colorful season of the year.

There are hundreds of aroma deprived fans who swear that Chris, I mean Christopher, is a genius and his perfumes smell like exactly what is written on the bottle!
His last name is Brosius, and his shop (I mean Gallery) is on a street next to New York’s East River.  The sign, just outside the door reads, CB. The official name of his company is CB I HATE PERFUME GALLERY.

He says he has a strong sensitivity to certain aromachemicals, like musk. “The aldehydes in Chanel No. 5 make me puke.” Maybe that how he came up with his company’s name.
You’ve probably guessed by now that Brosius marches to a different drummer but he IS a perfumer!  And, they say, a very good one.
In an article in INTELLIGENT LIFE, Jessica Gallucci writes,
Christopher started crafting perfumes as an assistant at Kiehl's in the late 1980s. He soon launched his own fragrance range, Demeter, which became popular at big-name American retailers such as Urban Outfitters and Sephora. In 2000, his Snow perfume won two Fragrance Foundation ("FiFi") awards. But a rift grew between Christopher and his backers, and the company was acquired by Freedom Marketing Group in 2002. The following year, 70 of Christopher's compositions for Demeter became the first perfumes ever to be featured in the Cooper Hewitt museum's triennial design exhibition.
Some of the intoxicating scents featured in the gallery are Inner Tube, Rubber Cement Wet Pavement, Roast Beef  and “In the Library."

But the scent that got my attention is the one Christopher calls either "Coppertone 1967 " or  "North Atlantic. "The base of the scent contains a bit of Wet Sand, Seashell, Driftwood and just a hint of Boardwalk." 

Now, I think with a little bit of “tweaking” we could help CB with that fragrance. Perhaps add just a whiff of "Evening in Paris" and we could name it, “Myrtle Beach 1953.”