I Hate Perfume

New York taxi driver Christopher Brosius launched his own range of fragrances ‘I Hate Perfume’ after being assaulted with an onslaught of overwhelming perfumes as he transported women across New York City.

This isn’t a new line of fragrances but it is only recently that I have been hearing about them in the UK

His incredibly well thought out huge range of fragrances, are made by hand in his workshops. Some are cloudy such as my favourite that I have tried so far ‘In the Library’ (a woody, leather scent).

In The Library

They are entitled with such things as – Smokey Tobacco, Burnt Wood, Patchouli Empire, Walking in The Air, Memory of Kindness, 7 Billion Hearts, Winter 1972, At The Beach 1966, In The Summer Kitchen, Just Breathe, Tea Rose, and Mr Hulot’s Holiday.

I love the descriptions, I could spend a very long time on his website. Memory of Kindness, is for example – ‘Shining green tomato vines growing in the fresh earth of a country garden’. Mr Hulot’s Holiday is – ‘The salty breath of the breeze off the Mediterranean, driftwood, rocks covered with seaweed and the smell of old leather suitcases’. Walking in The Air is -‘The scent of new fallen snow’.

I Hate Perfume

I wrote a blog not so long ago about Maison Martin Mariela’s Replica fragrances, and this range has the same nostalgic theme to it – moments in time, bottled.

What a very vivid imagination Mr Brosius must have. Someone described these fragrances very fittingly as ‘unusual and yet familiar’.

Each of the ‘I Hate Perfume’ fragrances is priced differently. They are on a mid to high price range for fragrances – between £63.00 and £160.00 – and cost reflects the purity of the ingredients and cost of sourcing specific ingredients.

To buy –

Stocked in the UK at


The website, that is very worth having a look, that details every single fragrance in the range is


1 Comment on I Hate Perfume

  1. This reminds me of the much missed Demeter single note fragrances I used to buy from Liberty. They had once called Soil which really did smell like wet earth, my favourite was Tomato Leaves, it was such a gorgeous fresh smell and very true to life. I miss Demeter.

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