Mr. Brosius’s first breakthrough was a scent called “Dirt.” It combined his memories of digging vegetables, herbs and flowers on his family’s Pennsylvania farm. Another early innovation was called “Snow,” which went on to win many awards.
“I hate perfume.
Perfume is too often an ethereal corset trapping everyone in the same unnatural shape
A lazy and inelegant concession to fashionable ego
Too often a substitute for true allure and style
An opaque shell concealing everything – revealing nothing
A childish masque hiding the timid and unimaginative
An arrogant slap in the face from across the room
People who smell like everyone else disgust me”
CB now makes 36 blended perfumes that range in price from $65 to $275 for bottles ranging from 2 milliliters to 150 milliliters (about 0.0676 ounce to 5 ounces). “November,” for example, is supposed to evoke the smell of pumpkin pie, bonfire, fallen apples, wood smoke, dried grass, fallen leaves, wet branches, damp moss, chanterelle mushrooms and a hint of pine forest.
Have you ever smelled any of his perfumes ? Can wait to go check it out !
Christopher Brosius Limited / CB I Hate Perfume Gallery
93 Wythe Avenue Williamsburg Brooklyn
Between North 10th and North 11th
More information at www.cbihateperfume.com
Christopher Brosius has been creating specific scented landscapes for almost twenty years now. From his early days at Demeter Fragrance Library, then at Kiehl’s until the founding of his own line, CB I Hate Perfume, in 2004; Mr. Brosius has been discovering what can be achieved in perfume composition rather than creating just what smells pretty. His perfume company has an unlikely name—CB: I Hate Perfume—but its target consumer is precisely the type who wouldn’t be drawn to fancy fragrances with celebrity names.
May 21 13 @ 5:23 PMMoMA's Annual Party in the Garden
May 22 13 @ 5:37 PMof Montreal at Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge