HELP ME CREATE A SEXY, VINTAGE-INSPIRED SCENT WITH ANTOINE LIE!
I'm raising money on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to create a new perfume with world-renowned perfumer Antoine Lie.
Ever since I began to collect and write about vintage perfume, I’ve dreamed of creating modern equivalents of some of the beautiful fragrances of the past. Antoine Lie's beautiful and erotic perfumes really speak to me, and after I interviewed him for my book, I approached him with the idea to create a floral animalic inspired by vintage perfume but updated for modern consumers. He was eager to be on board, and I couldn't be more thrilled.
ABOUT ANTOINE LIE
Antoine is a world-renowned perfume who is privileged because he has both the opportunity (thanks to Paris-based perfume house Takasago) and the desire, to work in both the mainstream and niche worlds of perfume. I’m so grateful a perfumer of this caliber is interested in this project.
Here's what one writer had to say about Antoine: “There are few creators who can balance between the needs of the perfume industry and the genius of an independent work of art. Subversive perfumer Antoine Lie is surely one of them. This man is very well known for stepping in two apparently opposite worlds—the mainstream giant brands and the most obscure niche ones.” — Miguel Matos, Fragrantica.com
HOW THE FUNDS WILL HELP GET THIS PERFUME OFF THE GROUND
My goal is to raise $6,000 by July 13th. I’ll use the funds to register the perfume trademark (around $300); to pay perfumer Antoine Lie for both his time and for the high-quality perfume oils that will go into making this fragrance; and to purchase sample vials, bottles, and prototype packaging: about $5,700.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
If you've been a long-time reader of this site and would like to support the creation of a modern perfume as daring, deep, and aesthetics-driven as the perfumes of the past that you love — you can contribute anywhere from $15, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 — with some great perks attached. After the fragrance is created, I will begin looking for investors and ways of bringing this perfume — and possibly others later — into the world.
To find out more about this campaign, please go to Perfume X: A Modern Vintage Perfume on Indiegogo. There, you can find out what perks you'll get for which contribution levels, and non-monetary ways you can support this campaign, for example, by spreading the news on Twitter, Facebook, and among friends and perfume lovers.
*Some of Antoine Lie's perfumes:
Antoine Lie's (Takasago Paris) creations include the newest COMME DES GARÇONS fragrance “Girl” for music sensation Pharrell as well as CDG's Wonderwood, 888, Energy C Lime, Energy C Grapefruit, and Daphne Guiness Daphne; TOM FORD’s Private Blend perfumes Azure Lime and Café Rose; BURBERRY Brit Blue; ARMANI Code; CALVIN KLEIN Contradiction; VERSACE CRYSTAL NOIR; several ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE perfumes, including Sécrétions Magnifique, Rien, Je Suis Un Homme, and Tom of Finland; COSTUME NATIONAL's Cyber Garden; PUREDISTANCE's BLACK; NINA RICCI's Love in Paris, several perfumes for Ermenegildo Zegna, and many others.