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MiN NEW YORK CHAD MURAWCZYK

THE MANIFESTO

Anything is possible when one is bold enough to play their hand.

We believe in design as magic, that a better product can enrich your life, and through an authentic experience something previously unknown about ourselves is revealed.

Craft without compromise means producing something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

SCENT STORIES is an olfactory journey into a sensory playground.

MiN ETYMOLOGY

MiN “protector of the moon” was a pre-dynasnstic Egyptian god associated with fertility and as such with the black soil of the Nile River region.

He was the creator of all things and was often associated with Osiris, Horus, and Isis due to MiN’s connection with the Orion constellation.

MiN was worshipped as a guardian of desert roads and of their travellers, often being depicted with arms raised welcoming those returning from long journeys.

CHAD MURAWCZYK

My philosophy is simple - The world doesn’t need more products, it needs better products. A well lived life is the compilation of well lived moments. Creating the best possible objects for discerning individuals around the world is my passion.

What & how I produce is a direct reflection of my value system and perspective. My hope & desire is that what I create speaks to you on a visceral level.

 

THE GRIFFIN

Dating back to before 3000 BC, griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. The name originates from both the Greek word γρυπός (grypos), meaning ‘curved’, or ‘hooked’ and the Akkadian karūbu (winged creature similar to a Cherub).The griffin is blessed with the speed, flight, and penetrating vision of the eagle and the strength, courage, and majesty of the lion. It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord of the earth.

 

The griffin’s ability to soar like an eagle made him an emblem of poetic and spiritual inspiration. The eagle parts of the griffin represented the saints with their thoughts, aspirations, and souls lifted towards God. Its lion half stood for their courage in the arena and in the continuing struggle against sin, evil, and the Devil. As emblems of the saints, griffins are sometimes pictured eating fruit picked from the Tree of Life.

 

Images of two griffins drinking from a flaming cup were common in the Persian religion, coming across this image, would be reminded of the Eucharist and the cup of fire became associated with the Holy Grail. Because of the griffin’s strength and powers of sight, it was believed to guard hidden treasures and hide them in their golden nests with their young. Griffins are a symbol of the sun, wisdom, vengeance, strength, salvation, and is used to denote strength, courage and leadership.

 

THE PACKAGING

Designed to intrigue the senses and celebrate the monochromatic signature of our 75ml flask, our packaging has a soft touch matte feel with subtle detailing.

Just like a book’s dust jacket, the spine is marked by the same label system as our flask bottles so you can identify your desired SCENT STORY at a glance.

THE FLASK

To celebrate the pour and to protect our perfume, an Artisan carefully hand-screens the four sides of the exterior of each bottle, then polishes.

Similar to coveted limited edition fine spirits, our collectible olfactory art comes with a unique batch number; denoting the number of your bottle, total number of bottles produced, and batch year on the label.

THE CAP

Designed to appear as if floating just above the shoulders of both our FLASK and our MiNI bottles, our cap is milled from a single piece of hardwood.

Our proprietary magnetic cap system ensures that you can handle your bottle without worry of dropping.

The darkest corners are revealed to those bold enough to look deeper.

 

THE PRESENTATION

Nested in a satin pillow, each flask comes with its own tri-fold collector’s coffret case.

Each Certificate of Authenticity is hand signed by Chad Murawczyk.

Designed to keep your bottles pristine, our tri-fold case looks at place in a library as on a nightstand.

THE MiNI : 15ml

Equal in every way to our flask bottle, the MiNI is designed for portability without compromise.

The MiNI will find a perfect home in a handbag, briefcase or gym bag, allowing you to take your SCENT STORY with you on your journey.

Ash hardwood cap with magnetic closure, French hand poured and screened glass, level indicator at corners.