I have just received a small box from Brooklyn (to me this is completely exotic and exciting and makes me want to move to the US earlier than we had planned, for example right now). This box contains 6 tiny bottles of perfumes created by Anne of MCMC Fragrances, and I am so excited about them! The scents are simple and complex at the same time, they are so interesting to dive in. I know there are some I could not wear at all, but I love them anyway.
I am very, very picky when it comes to perfume -writing this I realise I'm very picky about anything actually, but I'm fine about that, I think I know myself and my needs quite well. So, the only thing I have worn in the last months and years are simple organic fragrances I find in France, and I often find myself frustrated by the lack of creativity or complexity coupled with simplicity.
Anne explains about how she thinks memories can be captured into scents on a card in the package, and I totally relate to this. I once found myself saying to a friend, in a street of Berlin, while in exchange: 'it smelled summer two steps ago...'. Here, Garden might be my favourite, I am wearing it now to see how we can work together. It's crazy how this perfume talks to me. So many feelings and so many stories. I might be on perfume or something.
Also, I love the simplicity of the whole sample kit, all bottles placed in a small ivory pouch and each with a little white label. You can see and learn more about Anne and her work on the Makers website (beautiful photos by Jennifer Causey). Outside-the-US readers and potential buyers, you can order from her via Republiika.