CB I HATE PERFUME: In the Library
"I love books, particularly old ones. I cannot pass a second hand bookshop and rarely come away without at least one additional volume. I now have quite a collection…
Whenever I read, the start of the journey is always opening the book and breathing deeply. Don’t you find there are few things more wonderful than the smell of a much-loved book? Newly printed books certainly smell very different from older ones. The ink is so crisp. I’ve also noticed that books from different periods & different countries also have very different smells.
And then there are the scents of different bindings: leather is marvelous of course but I find a peculiar pleasure in musty worn clothbound books as well. Perhaps just a hint of mildew…
The main note in this scent was copied from one of my favorite books - I happened to find a signed first edition of this novel a few years ago in London. I was more than a little excited because there were only ever a hundred in the first place!” -Christopher Brosius, founder/nose, CB I hate perfume
A warm blend of English novels, Russian & Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish.
CB I HATE PERFUME: Under the Arbor
One of the most subtle scents we’ve had the pleasure to add to our ever-expanding arsenal here in the Blackbird Apothecary, Under the Arbor conjures memories of resting and relaxing underneath classically serene grape arbors. The moss is predominantly green, although there’s something there that creates a noticeable warm blanket starting with the first sniff. Light wood accents dance around while earth notes create a formidable foundation for the dirty fragrance. All the while, grape notes from the crushed grape leaves begin more on the greener side and sweeten dramatically as they open up. Soft, nostalgic, and as light as the beads of water found on the plants themselves, Under the Arbor is a perfect Spring scent for the fragrance enthusiast that wants to try something a little different.
Notes: crushed grape leaves, weathered wood, green moss, cool earth
(Editor’s note: These are the two bottles of cologne I wear, infrequently at that. I guess I just like the concept more than anything. The CdG Monocole scents smell good though, maybe those are next. Who doesn’t want to kiss a tree?)