Indie Fragrance Model Highlight: Darren Alan Perfumes

Every week in Indie Fragrance Model Highlight, we query totally different manufacturers to search out out extra about their model and the individuals behind it. This time we query Darren Alan from Darren Alan Perfumes.

About you​

Inform us who you might be?
I’m the perfumer, model proprietor and sole worker of Darren Alan Perfumes. I do the whole lot from extracting a lot of my uncooked supplies, to creating the perfumes, designing the packaging & labels, getting ready, filling & transport orders in addition to the maintenance of the model web sites & social media accounts. Like many indie perfumers I put on many hats!

How did you get into the fragrance business?

I began by learning aromatherapy & was employed by a neighborhood store to create aromatherapy blends & merchandise. Then I began creating pure perfumes & all of it snowballed from there.

What was the primary fragrance you ever bought?


What’s your favorite meal?


The place is your favorite place?

Toronto, CA

Do you could have an attention-grabbing occasion trick or any hidden skills?

Sure I learn tarot playing cards

Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Dan Levy


About your model​

Describe your model in a single sentence.

Olfactory experiences that assist to move your thoughts to a special place & time.

The place does the title of your model come from?

From my title

Who’re your perfumes for?

My perfumes are for many who want bolder perfume decisions and want to scent one thing exterior the field

Inform us about your newest fragrance.

My newest fragrance is a quickly to be launched Fougere referred to as Dorian’s Fougere. It’s a classic model Fougere primarily based on my interpretation of the perfume I feel Dorian Grey would have worn.

If somebody wished to attempt your fragrances, which one would you suggest they fight first and why?

I might counsel they fight Chypre No.1. It was my first enterprise into replicating classic model chypres and is an efficient steadiness of traditional Chypre structure mixed e with a barely fashionable twist so it doesn’t scent outdated or dated.

What challenges do you wish to overcome in your model?

I might love to beat the problem & limitations of worldwide transport. As a small indie model, transport to the EU is inconceivable for me proper now. I’m engaged on the purple tape slowly, however would love to have the ability to ship to the EU.

What is exclusive about your model?

Some of the distinctive issues about my model is that I create lots of the uncooked supplies I exploit in my fragrances. I tincture, distill and extract my very own absolutes.

You will discover out more about Darren Alan Perfumes at his website