Perfumery is a secretive art. Especially for an uncultured Slovak peasant, like me. And as much as everyone doubts me, and as uneducated and unsophisticated as I am, I posses the one quality a family fortunes can never buy. I have a curios mind!
And it’s with this curiosity that I taught myself how to make perfumes. When I first started out, the only information I could gather was from the public domain. Mostly turn-of-the-century apothecary books. Books with formulas for headache, sore feet and dry cough, but books that also included simple cologne recipes. From cologne, to fougere, to chypre... I traced the development of perfumery.
For 4 years I washed busses nights, landscaped on weekends and studied perfumery alone, in my bedroom, in my free time. As my knowledge base grew, so too did my materials library and formula complexity.Civet Cat Chypre expresses my beginnings, my respect for Vintage French Perfumery.
Top Notes: bergamot (Italy) lemon (California) clary sage (Russia) lavender (French Alps).
Middle Notes: rose otto & absolute (Egypt) jasmine grande florum absolute (India) cedar wood (Canada) and carrot seed (USA)
Base notes: orris butter (Italy) Indian sandalwood, labdanum (Crete, Grece) tonka bean absolute (France) civet musk (Ethiopia) oak moss absolute (Serbia & Croatia)
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ALL 50ML MELEG PERFUMES ARE SECURED IN A WOODEN BOX
THIS WOODEN BOX REPRESENTS AN APPLE BIN
I managed my families "Meleg's Orchard," in a small south Ontario town until I was 25. The orchard started with Sam Meleg, a Slovak from the Provence of Vojvodina, former Kingdom of Serbia of the Austro Hungarian Empire. My work ethic, self deprecating humour and stubborn nature is reflective of my Slovak, peasant roots.
Here my cousins are laying crops into the "apple bin." My wooden perfume box is meant to represent apple bins. Be they rose, vetiver or jasmine farmers. Be they from India, Mexico, Canada or Iran - Meleg Perfumes celebrates farmers and artisans of all nations.