We’ve all been in the situation where a fellow commuter has spilled perfume all over himself (or herself), making everyone else in the bus or train gag. There is something to be said about perfume and cologne. The best ones really do make a huge difference. However, what smells good is totally relative. What may smell sexy to you may come off as disgusting to another person. Then there are those people who simply abhor perfume.
Are you one of those who hate perfume as society defines it? You might then want to check out the work of Christopher Brosius. He is definitely one of those who detests conventional aromas used as perfume, and he has taken it as his personal quest to create scents that deviate from the usual.
According to Christopher Brosius, perfume should do one thing: conjure happy memories. That is why he describes his work as follows.
“In terms of how my perfumes smell they are often not at all what people expect when they pick up a bottle and smell it. The world has become conditioned to expect a number of qualities from perfume: it’s pretty, it’s abstract, it’s sexy…God knows what that means…but my perfumes actually smell like real things, real places, real experiences.”
I do have my preferred scents (conventional perfumes), but that description does not fail to make me curious. I don’t know about you, but I do associate memories strongly with scent. I remember how nap time smelled as a kid. I remembered fun times with specific class mates in high school and associate a scent with that. I also have horrible memories with their own odors…
Some of his more interesting perfumes are:
- In the Summer Kitchen
- At the Beach
- 7 Billion Hearts
- Under the Arbor
- Memory of Kindness
What Christopher Brosius is doing just might become mainstream in the near future, and by the looks of the following he has garnered, that is not improbable.
Want to learn/see/smell more? Check out his web site at CB I Hate Perfume.