Like any art form, creating a scent requires intense dedication. The work of independent olfactive artists and perfume masters has often been overshadowed by illustrious fashion labels and strategic celebrity licensing deals. However, not everyone is willing to lose their craft to the big-box retail chains. Eric Weiser and Stamatis Birsimijoglou believe in embracing scents in a more intimate setting.
As co-founders of Twisted Lily, a new niche fragrance boutique located in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood, the two have made it their mission to shine a light on locally crafted fragrances, indie perfumes, and rare, high-end international brands. When taking a private tour, Weiser and Birsimijoglou explain their delicate approach to curating scents to The Genteel and discuss why individual consultations with customers should never be left up in the air. READ MORE