Personalized Fragrance-Making with Olfactory

I was invited to Olfactory NYC to make my own fragrance, and I didn’t know how much I’d love the experience until I held my personalized perfume in my hand.

Olfactory NYC truly is an evolution in modern fragrance. The scents, the bottling, the customization – they do it all right in their Nolita location. What does this mean for the customer? Well, for one, you get high quality scents curated by the world's top perfumers using natural and sustainable ingredients at a fraction of the cost you would pay luxury brands. I’m all about anything natural, custom, and affordable, so I jumped at the chance to visit them.

The entire experience was super cool. I literally felt like a kid in a candy store, and yes, maybe Olfactory’s beautiful interior had something to do with that. (Still obsessed with their stark white walls and colorful accents! I want a room in my future home to look like their flagship store.)

JJ, Olfactory founder, took me step-by-step through each of their signature scents where I chose my favorites. From there we broke down my top three faves until I was sniffing my way through different combinations of accords until we landed on the perfect concoction.

Behold…the MELANIE. A beautiful, soft, earthy blend of the patchouli from their signature Reed, cedarwood, and incense. If you’re wondering if my scent smells like a bottled up version of the perfect New Moon ritual, you are correct. It brings me so much peace, but makes me feel like a bad bitch at the very same time.

Take 20% off the MELANIE ($75) or create your very own signature scent ($75) with the code MELANIE20. Can be used online or in their flagship store.

Did you cop my fragrance? Did you make your own? I’d love to know what you think in the comments below.