Seduced by a Wealthy Old Single Man
The human sense of smell is intimately connected to memories and images. In our MAKE-IT-SMELL series, we ask creatives across different mediums to visually interpret their favorite fragrance and to share memories and visions that it awakens within them. Here SCOTT BROWER, a self-described "Motion Obsessed" Designer, based in Brooklyn, shares his.
I remember being enamored with Tom Ford’s movie A Single Man when it was first released back in 2009. Because I kept reading up on the production, I came across an interview where he mentioned having the film set sprayed with a certain fragrance to help the actors get into character. Naturally, I just had to know what it smelled like! To be honest, it smells like a wealthy old man, but that’s kind of its charm. It’s deep and woody, yet simultaneously clean and expressive. A little dab is all you need.
On occasion, I still use it and have on and off for the past 10 years. My discovery of it, I know, is something that will always stick with me. Not only does it connect me back to my younger self, but it also reminds me of my family as it was a present from my mother. In other words, it feels like coming home.
I can’t be monogamous towards scents—they reflect my mood—but I’ve always had a special place in my heart for this one. It’s my May-December romance with the winter version of myself. It’s the one that will always stay with me—"Bois Du Portugal" by Creed.
SCOTT BROWER interprets "BOIS DU PORTUGAL" by Creed
Bergamot ○ Lavender ○ Cedar ○ Vetiver ○ Sandalwood ○ Ambergris
"I couldn’t help but play with typography and letterforms as a starting point when envisioning an image of this fragrance. I see it as the personification of the brand’s scent: classic ‘signature’ vibes, yet bold and a bit twisted, while also being simultaneously clean and expressive" — SCOTT BROWER