Sunday, August 22, 2010
I Hate Perfume
I went for a run the other day and did not have a very good one. You know the days when not even "te-te-te-te-telephone" can get you moving and jogged into Ewanika (http://www.ewanika.ca/) on Bathurst for a retail energy boost. I always run with my debit card tucked into a pocket.
There are some great new canvas-treated leather handbags but what really caught my eye was the range of perfume from Christopher Brosius of Brooklyn, NY entitled CB I Hate Perfume (http://www.cbihateperfume.com/). Here is the thing, I really do hate perfume. I hate the falseness of it, the uniformity, the unnaturalness and the blanket coating of sameness that perfume lends, all in the pursuit of individuality.
When I smelled Christopher Brosius' water based scents I fell in love. He makes scents such as In the Library, that bring back memories of wandering around the best vintage book store on a cold and windy day or Black March that captures that damp, earthy smell of anticipation in early spring.
I am going back to Ewanika tomorrow to break my perfume ban. The next time I am in NYC I might just make an appointment with CB for a custom blend.