masculine fragrances

perfume gs01 - geza schoen

usage recommendation: natural, relaxing, exotic fragrance for modern, sporty, urban men. daytime use, for office and leisure.
development story: ‘asian sensual’, which was the concept name for gs01, is an homage to thailand and indonesia, two countries i backpacked around in the 90s. i wanted to capture the new, exotic smells of asia, clear and yet sensual, in an exceptional fragrance that was feminine but not heady. what i had in my mind was the strangely soothing combination of lime juice, spicy elements and the all-pervasive aroma of basmati rice. to this i added a combination of floral and fruity notes, such as white peach, magnolia and jasmine. these accords rest on a very refined base of woody elements – vetiver, cedarwood, sandalwood – and warm musk. very intoxicating. very deep. and yet supremely relaxed.

perfume gs02 - geza schoen

usage recommendation: very unusual, modern, distinctive masculine note. development story: my vision of modern masculinity: independence, enjoying life to the full. an urban cowboy.
more likely to be found in a leather armchair in a bar than a saddle. fine cigar, strong drink – not for show, but for pure pleasure. this was the basic idea for ‘lonesome cowboy’, which later became gs02. the edgy, distinctive head note is cultivated by bitter-fruity campari orange and spicy absinthe. elegant woody notes combined with tobacco leaf absolue conjure up the presence of cigars. castoreum and the leathery-balsamic base add depth and a virile, animalic character. very sexy…

perfume mb02 - mark buxton

usage recommendation: attention violet lovers (fresh green note)! perfect daytime use for the modern men, apply repeatedly to refresh the head-note.
development story: sometimes the story of a scent is very simple, like mb02 – or ‘wild horses’ as it was called initially. one evening, while dining, i was particularly struck by a woman’s scent – it was chanel no. 19. i immediately had the idea of creating a masculine version for myself. i made the green violet head note slightly spicier, added a new green element, reduced the floral punch and boosted the base with labdanum, woods and leather. surprisingly, i wasn’t the only one who loved the result – women did, too – also to wear themselves. where did the working title come from? that’s very simple: when i first started working on it, ‘wild horses’ by the stones was on in the background...

perfume mb03 - mark buxton

usage recommendation: for lovers of floral-flowery female fragrances, daytime use for spring and summer.
development story: just imagine the south of france. spring, the beginning of may. a clear, fresh morning which hints at how hot, how erotic the day could become. the time i spent there in the mediterranean is very strongly reflected in ‘gracile’, which was my working title for this fragrance. like the flowering pittosporum hedges, which are similar to orange blossom, it unites fresh, clear aspects with the lush, humid promise of indole in white blossoms. flamboyant and anything but innocent.

perfume pc01 - patricia choux

usage recommendation: fresh, lively daytime-feel-good scent. apply frequently to enjoy the delicious headnote.
development story: holidays on tahiti. my favorite memory – my fragrance memory – includes mango. sometimes creamy, sometimes as tart as a sorbet, with hints of sweet vanilla. this fruity freshness is combined with tiare, my favorite flower. it is native to tahiti and is the island’s authentic scent. these two ingredients form the basis for pc01, or ‘mango tree forest’ as it was initially called. i did not make the floral note of the tiare as narcotic as it can be; my version is light, airy, watery: my island holidays.

perfume pc02 - patricia choux

usage recommendation: crazy, happy, unconventional scent. sensual, polarizing, sexy. preferably for evenings, very extroverted.
development story: my ‘hippie essence’, as i originally called pc02, is a little bit crazy. it all started with my love of patchouli. for many years i had a vision of creating a modern, feminine fragrance using it, a scent that wasn’t musty, old-fashioned or masculine, as is often the case with patchouli. so i combined it with sweet-sugary elements, rose and oriental basenotes. the result? sassy audacity. in a bottle.

perfume al03 - arturetto landi

usage recommendation: distinctive, elegant, and very individual masculine scent, for the matured gentleman.
development story: pure leather, as the working title suggests, is a chypre perfume with dominant leather note. the classic, herbal-fresh and cool head note is artfully paired with floral-aromatic accents, over a radiant leather-wood-moss fond. truly distinctive, masculine, without a doubt. perfect for the distinguished, sophisticated gentleman.

perfume eo02 - egon oelkers

usage recommendation: especially fitting for men who love classy-elegant scents.
development story: the concept name of this fragrance really says it all: ‘cairo’. a fascinating union of warm labdanum with the fruity punch of davana. it is a unique, exquisite combination that is attractive on both men and women. davana has a plummy, apricot-like fruitiness, but it is also reminiscent of tobacco. there is an intentionally masculine association which is underscored by spicy, woody and fresh notes: somehow strange and exotic, but also sophisticated.