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Chris Collins at Indigo Perfumery
The three new perfumes of Chris Collins, Harlem Nights, Renaissance Man, and Danse Sauvage, are now at Indigo!
For the past two decades, scent storyteller Chris Collins has been a brand ambassador, spokesperson, and the face of Polo Ralph Lauren. An entrepreneur at heart, Chris learned early on that a brand’s success comes from not just offering a product, but also creating a memorable experience that the customer treasures and feels a part of.
"Accessories make the man, and fragrance is the most powerful accessory—even more important than clothes. Scent is invisible, mysterious, and seductive: Anyone who meets me will unconsciously be seduced by my scent.” -Chris Collins
Today, Chris Collins continues to tell the story of fragrance, entranced by its unique ability to draw emotion, memories, and association. Inspired by his earliest scent memory of his father wearing the iconic Grey Flannel cologne and being fascinated by everything about it—the bottle, the label, down to the flannel bag it came in—Chris launches three exciting new scent “stories” that truly embody his love of all things lifestyle and luxury.
Harlem Nights, Renaissance Man, and Danse Sauvage are the result of Chris’s continued love affair with fragrance, dating back to his teenage years. (His first major purchase was Calvin Klein’s iconic Obsession for Men.) A meeting and subsequent collaboration with famed French perfumer Kilian Hennessy paved the way for stories of perfume to be created. Chris later on spent two years in Grasse, France—the birthplace of fragrance—to learn the process of transforming notes into memorable scent experiences, immersing himself in its artisty. The perfumers in Grasse taught him this: transmuting a common substance, the notes, into something of greater value, the fragrance; a process so magical that it was akin to creating the elixir of life.
From his life-changing immersion in Paris and life as a New Yorker in his historic brownstone in Harlem, Chris has brought on these three new fragrances to tell the story of a man, and the love affair between these two locales close to his heart.