In this week’s edition of People in Perfumeland I am happy to welcome Hiram Green.
Hiram is a perfumer currently living and working in Holland. He founded Scent Systems, a perfumery in London. What he missed in the perfume market was high quality natural scents, so he decided to make one himself. (There are high quality natural perfume lines of course, Aftelier in the US, April Aromatics in Europe for instance, but we are open to welcome another. ).
His first perfume is called Moon Bloom, an all-natural tuberose-centered fragrance in a fabulous bottle (and there is a perfumista-friendly travel size available as well!). Expect my review of Moon Bloom soon, here is Tom’s on PST.
But first let us get to know the man behind this new brand a bit better:
A good day starts with… coffee.
I’d never leave the house without… my wallet and keys, boring but true.
I always feel good when… I smell good.
My favorite thing in the world is… at the moment I would have to say it is my new home.
The next thing I want to buy is… some furniture for my new home.
The place I always come back to is… London.
My personal style is… I try to look smart casual, but I think it may come across more as the nutty professor.
My favorite perfume… is Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte.
When I travel, I… like to immerse myself in the local culture.
To relax I need… not much. I try to stay relaxed as much as possible.
I like to gift people with… something that they would never expect.
When I have a bad day, I… try to avoid bad days, if it happens I go for a walk to clear my minds.
I find my inspiration… often listening to music.
Something I would never want to miss… Since moving to the Netherlands I have really gotten into bicycling through the Dutch countryside. I would not want to give that up.
My last mistake was… There was a chandelier for sale in the local bric-a-brac market last week. The seller offered it to me for only €5 and still I did not buy it. What a mistake. It would have looked great in my dining room.
In my fridge there is always… cheese, I live in Gouda.
On my nightstand I keep… a bunch of magazines and art books.
The perfect weekend starts with… the sun shining and coffee on my roof top garden.
My role model is… Peter Pan.
I admire Hiram for his relaxed attitude, I could really use some of that inner calm. I guess it comes with the territory when Peter Pan is your role model.
And isn’t it lovely that he does his duty as a citizen of Gouda by always having cheese in the fridge?
Did you try Moon Bloom? Are you curious?