Nicht nur ist es er, der hinter der wunderbaren Parfümerie MiN New York, die schon längst mehr als ein Insidertipp ist, steht, er hat auch die MiN New York Scent Stories erschaffen. Vor allem ist er eine der Personen, die es geschafft hat, mich mit den Antworten, welche er mir auf meine Fragen gab, nachhaltig zu beeindrucken - und ich bin mir sicher, dass es nicht nur mir so geht. Aber lest selbst:
What makes a day a good day?
A good day when I am working is one where I am able to focus and I feel that I am just 'clicking' in my universe. A good day when I am not working involves laughter, perhaps a bottle of good wine, a bit of sunshine and a gentle breeze blowing through my day.
What is your favourite Quote?
All who wander are not lost.
What song did you sing last to yourself?
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
What song makes you smile?
Anything with a sweet beat that enables me to flow with it.
What book fascinated you when you were a Teenager and why?
Johnathan Livingston Seagull. It spoke to me on so many levels, I re-read it yearly and encourage everyone to read it. "Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now."
Which three adjectives describe you the best?
Focused, Fearless and Friendly
Where do you feel like home?
By the sea....
What do you appreciate in your friends?
Honesty and candidness. It is very easy to surround yourself with people that only give you praise and accolades. True friends are honest, kind and want to help you improve and evolve as a being.
How do you define "Passion"?
Passion is what keeps you up at night. It is the force within that drives a tired body forward to get back into the battle. Passion is what enables me to continue to focus on continuous improvement when others think it is already good enough.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Certainly by the sea at least half the year if not more. The rest of the time will be spent traveling and learning and sharing with people around the world.
What makes your perfumes different from others?
My fragrances are an extension of how I see the universe and the value system that I hold when creating something. It is my perspective on what I believe is the true magic of perfume....what brought people to the dance of perfume in the first place. My goal was to enable people to smell a MiN New York Scent Story and transcend space and time. Creating only 'pretty' or 'sexy' perfume isn't that interesting to me. I want people to smell a Scent Story and go on a journey. That is what makes me happy!
Any advise you would like to give People who are looking for "their" perfume?
I understand why people do this, but feel that they may be limiting themselves to a much larger opportunity. The objective, I feel, shouldn't be a single destination of acquisition. It should be the heartfelt embrace of the journey. Perfume is such a wonderful world of wonder and interpretation. Embrace the journey, not the destination and be sure to keep an open mind. Too many times people say they do or don't like something before even giving something a chance.
Anything else you would like to say?
We are all here for such a short time. Life is beautiful and precious. Push yourself. Take risks. Inspire yourself and you will inspire others. Do something 'new' that isn't what you would 'typically' do. Surprise yourself! Don't allow anyone to keep you from living your dreams by day. Banish negativity and negative people. Be bold and passionate whatever it is you are doing. Do something amazing and awesome for the world. Realize that intention leads to outcome. And please say hi to me if you see me:)