Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Unique Scents of CB I Hate Perfume

A couple of months ago I found out about a quaint, perfume studio located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The name of the place, CB I Hate Perfume seemed like an unusual name to me, but then I realized the message the founder was trying to get out. Christopher Brosius makes his perfumes with blends of essential oils and water. There is no alcohol in them like most perfumes. So, even though he is technically selling perfume, in a sense, he's not.

When you walk in, plan on being there for at least a half and hour; you'll be busy sniffing all of the scents that are in stock. What stands out most about these fragrances is how the name matched the scent. For example, Burning Leaves actually smelled like burning leaves. Most would think, who wants to smell like that? But trust me, it would smell great on a guy.
Some of my other favorites were I Am A Dandelion (pictured top left), Tea of Rose, Winter 1972 and In The Library. Oddly enough, In The Library smelled exactly like that. It's like he took his memories and bottle them up. But the scent I fell in love with was Strawberry Shortcake. I had to buy it or eat it, and since I couldn't do the latter, I bought it. Once you make your selections, the kind staff will fill up a fresh bottle and wrap it up right in front of you.

If you're in the NYC area, take a trip and see (or smell) for yourself. Don't worry, if you're long distance, you can buy online.

Bee Beautiful!