Asphalt Rainbow draws inspiration from the “break the rules” attitude of global street art: a creative world movement that teaches anything can be a canvas and anyone an artist. Specifically exploring the concepts of distortion, reappropriation, and impermanence, Asphalt Rainbow borrows from a series of masterful street art techniques to craft an olfactive love letter to the street: a roughed up rose that’s been hyper-colored, torn apart and twisted on its head, then nailed to the wall for your sniffing pleasure. The arc of the fragrance mirrors the unpredictable lifecycle of street art: a re-envisioned rose accord that distorts and morphs over time like a fragmented floral collage stretched across urban walls and alleyways; its aerosol-tinged aroma ever-fading closer to background.
Asphalt Rainbow is crafted in collaboration with perfumer Cecile Hua of Mane USA. Additional support provided by performer Careena Melia, and an ever-growing adopted family of bombers, buskers, and writers scattered across the globe. It is dedicated to their (and our) continued pursuits in search of beauty.
Every bottle of Asphalt Rainbow is hand-filled, rolled in grey leather, and packed in dried rose petals and buds.
For a limited time only, Asphalt Rainbow is available as three different 4×4 inch scratch & sniff stickers designs in a set by CM Founder, Douglas Bender. How cool is that!
Top notes: Rose Absolute, Rose Fragments
Heart notes: Spray Paint (Aerosols), Galbanum, Lily of the Valley, Lychee, Ylang, Saffron, Magnolia, Leather, Cistus,
Base notes: Asphalt, Detritus, Patchouli, Wood, Amber
.7 ml. glass vial with dauber