Great news for our Australia customers! MCMC is now available at The Lab Perfumery in Melbourne.
Name: Jen Altman
Occupation: Purveyor of Talismans and Potions at Cisthene. Photographer and writer.
Hometown: Heartland, USA
Where do you currently reside?: Asheville, North Carolina
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: At 16 my mother bought me a bottle of Trésor by Lancome. Whenever I smell it today, I think of hockey games and boys, and high school and happiness…
If you were a plant, what would you be?: My nickname is Juniper for Donovan’s “Jennifer Juniper” so that would have to be it.
What’s in your refrigerator right now?: Highland Gaelic Ale, Irish Cheddar and homemade Black Rose Jam
Three words that describe you: Myth, love, fire
A few images from the MCMC Fragrances studio at the Dobbin Mews in Greenpoint. Photos by Britton Caillouette via Half Hitch Goods.
Is it Spring yet?
Photos above by Anne. All shot in Maui, Hawaii.
Whitney opened the boutique Myrtle in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2011 and has been an avid supporter of MCMC ever since. With a focuses on female designers, the shop carries brands like Ermie, Mary Meyer and Samantha Pleet. I’m hoping 2013 is the year I get to visit LA and if so, Myrtle is on my list!
Name: Whitney Bickers
Occupation: Shop Owner, Myrtle
Hometown: Westerville, OH
Where do you currently reside?: Los Angeles, CA
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: The first fragrance I remember having was a wax perfume that came in a plastic locket with a Barbie doll; I loved it and always wanted something like it. I finally tracked down a grown-up version in Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her, which really makes me laugh. The first perfume I ever bought for myself was Red Jeans at the Versace store in Venice, Italy. I was in high school and I felt SO sophisticated!
If you were a plant, what would you be?: I am one of three girls and when I was a kid, we had three trees in the front yard. The Bradford Pear was “mine” and that’s probably fitting because the fruit is tiny.
What’s in your refrigerator right now?: Butter and eggs (I love to bake) and leftover pizza (bf’s fave)
Three words that describe you: Night-owl, clothes-horse, worry-wart
We’re co-hosting a giveaway with the lovely Oh Joy this week. One lucky winner will receive an eau de parfum, perfume oil, and candle of their choice ($188 value)! For details and to enter by this Friday at 8am EST, head over to Oh Joy.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
I’m honored to have an interview on The Raw Book blog. Alicia wrote me with questions and it’s really great sometimes to tell people what I’m all about and where my love for perfumery comes from. Also, this is the first time I’ve used my married name publicly! It’s been 2 1/2 years since José and I decided to go the hyphen route and I’m slowly integrating it in.
LOVE perfume oil + Odette NY Brass Arrow Ring, $99 available here.
KEPT eau de parfum + Odette NY Bronze Arrow Cuff, $148, available here.
DUDE No.1 Candle + Odette NY Bronze Arrow Cufflinks, $148, available here.
For details and to purchase, click the links or the photos. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours! xo
Remember the two scents we launched exclusively at Anthropologie last Fall, AMARA and SAVANN? (They were inspired by a volunteer trip to Cambodia and you can see and read more here.) We were doing a little New Year’s cleaning of the studio and realized we had a bit of extra perfume so we put together these samples for you, and for a limited time, every time you place an order on our site, we’ll send you two free samples!