Scent has a unique transformative power. It interacts with our memories and emotions in a way we cannot control. One whiff of a distinctive, familiar smell and you are transported to place, a time, or the memory of a loved one. A powerful sense of the human body.
We took the concept of transporting you to a place through a distinctive scent and combined it with a journey around the world. We asked ourselves; how would some of the most incredible cities in the world express themselves, not through the sense of sight... but through the sense of smell.
We traveled the world to capture the scents that truly represent these cities. The crisp aroma of lush Pine trees mixed with the fresh ocean breeze along the coastline of Vancouver. The sweet blooming cherry blossoms combined with the tranquil aroma of fine matcha powder whisked into steaming hot water in Tokyo.
Bottled memories, perfumed journeys, and expressions of our respect and admiration for these incredible cities. A unique fragrance line designed to transform your interaction with scents and the world around you.
We are pleased to share with you, The Cities Collection.
When I was a young boy I remember my Grandfather getting ready early every morning for work. Shaving foam, Brylcreem, and splash on cologne in the form of Dior Eau Sauvage. Smelling those grooming items almost over 30 years later will bring me right back to standing outside the bathroom doorway watching him with love and wonder while he completed his daily routine. This was my earliest memory of falling in love with fragrances.
As a teen, I had a love for art, business, and personal grooming...fragrance an extension of this. I remember one of my first bottles of perfume; C.K. A true trendsetter at the time. Growing older, and my interest in fragrance transformed from the simple desire to smell good, to obsessing over the history and sheer beauty behind such art. I started studying the classics from the great houses of Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, and Hermes. I studied world-renown perfumers from Guy Robert, Pierre Bourdon, and Jean-Paul Guerlain to the modern-day masters; Thierry Wasser, Bertrand Duchaufour, and Francais Kurkdijan.
I marveled over the sophisticated accords and structures behind each fragrance. From the classic buttoned-up Chypre to attars and animalistic Ouds. My passion for the art, knowledge of the history, and admiration for such distinctive and unique beauty, led me to create this luxurious line of fragrances.
With the help of AromaTech, we have merged the lines between art and technology. Fine fragrance and modern-day diffusion, elegant scents brought to life through nebulization. A vibrant and exciting medium for individuals to experience fragrance.
We are thrilled to share with you this luxurious collection of fragrances. Experience the world with us.
Exploring a lush peninsula full of thriving greenery and cool fresh air; the breathing forest swayed next to the modernly designed city. Bold trees and elegant skyscrapers stretched to the sky in unison. The rain slowly fell as the atmosphere became foggy and refreshing. I continued down the path toward the sound of crashing waves along a jagged shoreline. My soul revitalized by the scents of sea salt and minerals. The wind blew gently and mixed the falling aromas of fern, juniper, pine, and cedar into the air. Behind the abundant ocean, powerful snow-capped mountains framed my view. Mesmerized by the natural landscape surrounding me, there I stood, truly at peace.
In a cafe on the corner of 7th and West 35th, I waited for my coffee and read the business section in the Times. It was a brisk and refreshing morning. The sunlight began to shine through busy streets as the smell of fresh brewed coffee and espresso wafted across the shop. I reached for my to-go cup and freshly baked chocolate croissant to begin my day. The aroma of roasted caramelized nuts from a street vendor prolonged in the morning air as I watched the locals briskly walk towards the gleaming towers of downtown. Chocolatey notes of cream and cocoa drifted from my coffee as I stirred in a treat of Bailey’s and faded into the daily hustle of NYC.
The radiating heat of the fireplace warmed my body as I rested on a vintage wingback leather chair. I watched the dry wood slowly transform to warm ambers as the fire danced and glistened; crackling and popping with every move. I brought the glass of brandy closer to my nose to smell the intoxicating aromas. My body nourished from a delicious supper, the air was still intimate of plum and fruit aroma. I felt a sense of serenity as the quiet evening continued in the British country home. The vanilla-laced smoke of a fine cigar slowly burned as I took pleasure from my comforts.
Fixated on the pulsing bass vibrating the concrete beneath my feet. My focus interrupted by the gleaming headlights of luxury cars pulling up to the scene. Friends and colleagues full of laughter and excitement approached the valet, handing off the keys and disappearing into the night club. As they entered the aroma of Russian leather and warm amber wafted into the streets. I was greeted by a beautiful hostess who prompted me towards the entrance with a smile. The contrast of antique building exterior transitioned into a luxurious interior full of individual extravagances and wealth. The passionate and lustful scent of champagne corks popping filled the room. The comforting aroma of black tea brewing in the distance drifted across the air. A night to remember, lavishment and lust.
Escaping the scorching desert heat, I found myself wandering down the glimmering hallways of the world's grandest shopping center. I was immediately refreshed by the cool indoor atmosphere and paused to take a deep breath. The aroma of Bakhoor incense lingered in the air as I admired the magnificent building surrounding me. A state of the art, extravagant and exotic city; preserving distinctive traditions while welcoming the new. The fragrance of jammy red roses wafted over me as I passed by elegant Arabic women dressed in black abayas. Their husbands contrasting in white dishdashas. The scent of their dark wood smoking oudhs drifted into the atmosphere. Admiration for their luxurious lifestyle instilled in my mind as I continued exploring the city.
A large crowd of people rushed past me up the stairs, I followed them out of the underground train station and found myself breathing the crisp Spring air. A beautiful contrast, I was lost in translation between the vibrant city and the calming oriental gardens surrounding me. A culture that is so minimal, yet elegantly bursting with life. I was in a meditative state. The breeze carried the scent of sakura cherry blossoms and citrus notes. It stirred through the leaves of the Hinoki Trees and down the glistening streets. In the distance, I observed Sadouka women taking practice in a traditional tea ceremony. The aroma of fine matcha powder whisked with steaming hot water, filling me with tranquility and relaxation.