Christopher Brosius has been creating specific scented landscapes for almost twenty years now. From his early days at Demeter Fragrance Library, then at Kiehl’s until the founding of his own line, CB I Hate Perfume, in 2004; Mr. Brosius has been discovering what can be achieved in perfume composition rather than creating just what smells pretty. His perfume company has an unlikely name—CB: I Hate Perfume—but its target consumer is precisely the type who wouldn’t be drawn to fancy fragrances with celebrity names.
“Like the odor of brine from the oceans comes the thought of other years.” – Longfellow
When I was a child, I wanted to be an artist or perhaps a scientist. Instead I am a perfumer – this is perhaps a bit of both. I’ve been described as one of the most innovative perfumers of the 21st Century. I’ve won awards, my work is in museums and countless people in all civilized parts of the globe enjoy the unique scents I create. Much to my surprise, at least in a small way I have changed how people think of perfume: what it is & how it’s used. This is a brief history of how that happened…