CB I Hate Perfume, the line created by Christopher Brosius (formerly of Demeter), has a new website and online store.
Kiehls has revamped their online store, and to celebrate, they are offering free shipping on orders of $30 or more with code WELCOME, good through 6/17.
Update: Starting today, get free shipping and a bag full of goodies from gloss.com with a purchase of $50 or more, no coupon required. This is a 4 day special; if you order today, your goodies will be makeup, tomorrow is bath & body, Thursday will be skincare, Friday will be fragrance.
Interesting website for I HATE PERFUME; I had no idea what his whole concept was about, but his bio and ideas on perfumes is interesting.
Has anyone tried any his items?
I haven't yet, but planning to. He is also working on a sample program but I don't know when that will be on the website.
I have been to the Brooklyn store several times, and it's loads of fun. On the website he explains his aversion to alcohol-based perfumes, and his preference for other carriers. I'm not as knowledgeable about this aspect of perfumery so perhaps someone else can explain it better! Anyway, the store has hundreds of single note fragrances which are categorized by type: Water, Green, Wood, Mouth (gourmand), Spice, Citrus, Floral, Synthetic, and so on. I've bought three (White Ginger Flower, Mediterranean, and Wild Violet) and have tried a bunch, including Pipe Tobacco, Toffee Pudding, Siberian fir, Petal on Water, Bubblegum, Daffodil, and Macadamian Nut Coffee. Some of the more unusual ones include Rubber Cement, Ink, English Novel, Roast Beef, Easter 1967, Barber Shop, Porcelain, Wet Pavement, Skunk, Doll's Head, and Paella. One of the most enjoyable aspects for me was sniffing single note components of my favorite perfumes and learning what they smell like on their own, such as cardamom, frangipani, etc. Unfortunately, the single notes are not yet available on the website. There are also several blends which are available on the website (the most promising for me was Russian Caravan Tea). For those concerned with lasting power, these fragrances last much better than the Demeters did (although I haven't tried the citrus fragrances, which probably don't last as well).
L, All those names sound so tempting — English Novel! Can't wait to get my samples. And definitely going to try to make it to Brooklyn on my next trip.
Thanks for all the information. The store certainly sounds intriguing, especially the custom perfume service, which seems very reasonable compared to what other perfumers (Nicolai, Villoresi, Creed et al) charge. I am so curious about “English Novel.” There are so many kinds. Will it try to replicate the scent of the book or the scent of the story? Looks like I'm going to Williamsburg this weekend.
Please report back if you do! I hear the honeysuckle scent is fabulous too.
I can't wait until CB I Hate Perfume has a sample program, I really admire his nose. I think Demeters are loads of fun minus the staying power and Cumming is a really nice fragrance. I'm don't know what other fragrances he's created but look forward to trying more!
S, the only other one I know about is Napa Valley Cielo, which he did with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz if I'm not mistaken.
He did Cielo? That's awesome. Because I was just recommending Cielo to Kate123 as a more interesting alternative to Demeter Honeysuckle. I smelled a resemblance–guess I was right!
Interesting T, now I'll have to hunt down Demeter Honeysuckle.
That's another one I adore! It's more honeysuckle on me as well. Flora Napa Valley's Boheme is one of my absolute favorites, I even bought a bottle from Dawn herself!