Six Scents explores new conceptual directions in the art of perfumery. It was co-founded in 2008 by Joseph Quartana, the former director of the avant-garde fashion boutique, Seven New York.
Six Scents is composed of two distinct brands: Six Scents Parfums and the newer, PARFUMS QUARTANA, which was launched in 2016. Six Scents Parfums is essentially a collaborative endeavor which pairs today’s most visionary fashion designers with the world's most celebrated perfumers, in order to render the designers' visions through fragrance and shape tomorrow’s olfactory palette. On the other hand, PARFUMS QUARTANA explores singular concepts in perfumery and its debut collection, Les Potions Fatales is based on the folklore of nine different poison flowers used for murder, suicide or sorcery.
Founder Joseph Quartana on Les Potions Fatales: "As a fashion buyer with my own shop 'Seven New York' from 1999 - 2013 that started many a famous brand in New York city including Raf Simons, Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Jeremy Scott, Mary Katrantzou, Bernhard Willhelm, Juun J., KTZ, & Hood by Air among others, I realize that retail has changed A LOT with younger people now seeking quick instant thrills via Instagram, and that's cool and everything, but I prefer to linger within a concept and explore it fully and inside and out. So I made this collection to appeal to that "old-school" regard, so there is something there to explore, something to sink your teeth into and savor, that has a transformative power to take you somewhere else, to that magical corner of the mind, for those that seek that out. And my scents ARE excellent. But don't take my word for it, I won 'Parfum Extraordinaire' last June, which is the ONLY blindfolded prize at the Fragrance Foundation."
In June 2017, PARFUMS QUARTANA indeed won the coveted Fragrance Foundation Parfum Extraordinaire of the Year award with for the Poppy Soma scent rendered by perfumers Emilie Coppermann and David Apel of Symrise. This is the second FiFi prize for founder Joseph Quartana.
Each of the four series of six scents apiece by Six Scents Parfums has also garnered prestigious industry awards or nominations, including an FGI International Finalist Award for Best New Fragrance Series in 2012, a Fragrance Foundation FiFi Prize for Best Indie Fragrance of the Year in 2011 with a second nomination in 2010, and a Cannes Lion for Innovation in Packaging in 2009.
Additionally Six Scents has been privately commissioned to develop fragrances for Project Zero Zero’s Them/Her multi-sensory project with Nicola Formichetti/Kaimin/Miles Aldridge, The Arnheim Mode Biennale, and The Standard Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach.
And with each series, a portion of the sales proceeds is donated to a deserving charity: Designers Against Aids, Pronatura International, War Child, and currently The American Association of Poison Control Centers, so you can feel good while smelling good.
All products are developed in Paris and New York, manufactured in New York using the world's best oils sourced from green, cruelty-free, and fair-trade suppliers.
We hope you will enjoy them as much as we enjoy creating them.