Home to merchants and misfits, Beatniks and Bohemians, dissidents and protesters, Christopher Street has established a reputation for celebrating rugged and rebellious individualism. Like the unique architecture of the street’s triangular-shaped Northern Dispensary, Christopher Street introduces a distinctive fragrance structure that challenges traditional olfactive notions of gender. Unlike unisex fragrances that target a lowest common denominator (i.e. choosing the least offensive, neutered ingredients for formulation), Christopher Street revels in the unexpected harmonies of its strong masculine and feminine notes. The fragrance combines classical floral chypre elements with more subversive tones of metals, smoky tobacco, watered down alcohol, wet woods and clove.
Christopher Street is created in collaboration with perfumer Ralf Schwieger of Mane USA.
More about Christopher Street:
New York City’s Christopher Street is one of the oldest and longest streets in the West Village. Designed as a diagonal road against a rectangular grid, it has always been known for its subversive character. A street of merchants and misfits, along with the occasional mob front, Christopher Street has played home to a cast of unlikely heroes that has included everyone from Beatniks and Bohemians to homosexuals and drag queens. The neighborhood is a vibrant spectrum of diverse personalities that shatter traditional notions of gender norms. Developing a long-standing reputation for celebrating individual freedom, Christopher Street is most notably known as the location of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Over the years, its promises of hope have made it a chosen destination for those individuals moving to New York City in search of openness and acceptance — “The Shangri-La of the West Village.” All around the world, its name has become synonymous with the word “liberation.” Stemming from its rich history, its distinctive architecture, and its notoriously rebellious spirit, Christopher Street was seen as the perfect inspiration for the first Charenton Macerations fragrance.
Lime, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Leather, Tobacco, Cinnamon, Clove, "Dance on Skin", Orange Blossom, Carnation, Incense, Moss, Musk, Myrrh, Patchouli