I was invited to New York City by my friends at The Maker to celebrate the launch of their signature fragrances at Sephora. As part of the lovely evening, they invited us to their NYC The Maker Hotel Shop on West 16th Street. There, founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg offered guests cocktails that were handcrafted to reflect the respective attributes of their fragrances. Additionally, they had light bites and plenty of fragrance samples, and they gave us great insight into layering fragrances to create one’s own unique scentscape.
The Maker Fragrances
The Maker’s fragrances are not only gender inclusive but also gorgeously and cleanly made. Light and inspired by travel, these fragrances are ubiquitous at The Maker’s Hotel in Hudson, NY. In fact, much of the hotel’s decor is available for purchase at The Maker Shop in NYC. Some of my favorite fragrances by The Maker include Naked, which is a very light floral musk inspired by a love affair with notes of passiflora, wild orris, and white musk.
Wild is another great scent. Its lush floral aroma has notes of tuberose absolute, peach, and sandalwood. This is the fragrance I opted to bring home with me after the celebration at The Maker Shop, as it was invigorating yet understated and refreshing without being too punchy. I really like how bright this scent is and how well it pairs with Naked.
Gardener was another of my favorites. Citrusy and herbal and inspired by the nurturing spirit of gardeners, it smells deliciously of mint, bergamot, and basil, quite a bit like a lovely herbal cocktail. It’s like springtime in a bottle, and it reminds me of long summer nights, adventures along the shore, and exploring a new flower garden, all in one.
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The Maker Candles
I have several of these gorgeous candles around my home, and I love how they evoke memories of being outdoors and with loved ones with their subtle, soft scents. Once the candles have burned away, the remaining glass container may be used for a myriad of purposes. At The Maker Fragrance Launch Event, they served water in repurposed candle glasses! I appreciate when brands think about the end life of their products beyond simply expecting consumers to throw out the packaging. This is not only lovely – it’s sustainable!
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How to Layer Fragrances
I’ve never thought much about layering perfumes, but after being given some pointers by The Maker team, I am confident that it’s an art form I can master. They recommended considering all of the fragrances one uses in a day. If they’re all cohesive or complimentary, then it makes for a far more appealing and uniform fragrancescape. If fragrances clash, then it can become more challenging to unify them for a more pleasurable sensory experience.
All of The Maker’s fragrances are complimentary and designed to be mixed and matched. Consider fragrance families when mixing scents. It is easy to mix something fruity with something floral or something herbal with something fruity. Take inspiration from your daily life to find fragrance combinations you love. If you enjoy the scent of leather, vanilla, and other earthy scents, then find fragrances with those components and experiment.
Another great tip from The Maker Fragrance Launch at Sephora was to experiment with blending different scents on different pulse points or isolating them for a full-body fragrance experience. We all mix fragrances every time we apply anything with a scent, and by being more intentional about doing so, we can master the art of blending fragrances.
See more of my adventures in New York City here.