CB I Hate Perfume Invisible Monster Launched, the newest scent in the Secret History Series
Internationally acclaimed perfumer and founder of CB I Hate Perfume, Christopher Brosius, is proud to announce the latest fragrance to join the CB I Hate Perfume collections, #106 Invisible Monster . An afternoon spent on the banks of the Susquehanna River in rural Pennsylvania is the inspiration behind the latest Secret History Scent – all of which signify an important memory in Christopher Brosius’ life. This moment comes from childhood, where a lazy day traveling on a boat near the river banks left Brosius feeling like one of his favorite TV characters on an adventure, Johnny Quest.
“I remember the boat slipping slowly down the channel between the islands. I was perhaps eight.
The feathery fronds of the sumac trees and the wild vines overhanging the water made it easy to imagine
we were deep in the jungle and we prepared ourselves at every moment for attacks by dinosaurs, wild
animals or hostile natives. Villains wielding machine guns and lasers might spring from the underbrush on
high-tech hovercraft only to be repelled by our own incredible technology.
I thought often of Jonny when I was a child. I longed to share his adventures through exotic lands
and always in my mind, I did. By living always in a fabulous imaginary world, I became a rather distant
child. In the real one, I took to wearing black turtlenecks on every possible occasion and I yearned for my
Hadji. I was certain I would be a famous scientist like his father when I was grown. I would jet around the
globe constantly exploring.”
Of course, this future is not how life unfolded for Brosius. He is not a world-famous scientist, nor does he jet around the globe at the drop of a hat. But, this afternoon and his imaginary adventures as Johnny Quest are kept alive through his unique gift as a perfumer. Also by the Hadji, which was at long-last found, and black turtlenecks, which he still wears today.
INVISIBLE MONSTER is the scent of a rare Chinese orchid with a brisk lemony perfume balanced against a green jungle riverbank. Some of its notes include: Sumac, Vetivert, Oakmoss and other specially-designed accords that capture the smell of the islands in the Susquehanna River.
INVISIBLE MONSTER is currently available in 15ML Absolute ($95) and a 100ML Water Perfume ($85) at the CB I Hate Perfume Gallery in Brooklyn and online at cbihateperfume.com.
Christopher Brosius is a Fragrance Foundation award-winner and is the first perfumer to ever be recognized by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for the way scent is designed. He has created countless groundbreaking scents and continues his work today through his namesake label, CB I Hate Perfume.
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Okay anyone else remember Jonny Quest and Hadji? Boy, that was a bounce back in history when I read this one. I checked their website, and didn’t see it available for ordering, but I’ll check when I’m in NYC next week and see if it’s in the store and if we like it!