“The type of person who wears Rogue Perfumery is daring and not content to smell like everyone else”

“My fragrances are often a nod to the past with unexpected contemporary twists that showcase artisanal fragrances that aren’t mass produced or created by large companies. No big marketing campaigns, it’s all about perfume as art.”

Manuel Cross of Rogue Perfumery never planned to be a perfumer. He worked as a chef for nearly 25 years with such notable icons as Wolfgang Puck, Neal Fraser, Lee Hefter and Matt Bencivenga. Manuel believes there’s a strong correlation between food and fragrance.

Manuel Cross began his path to perfumery in 2005, one of his favorite colognes was discontinued and his interest was piqued and at that moment; a “hobby” evolved into a notable career. As a self-taught perfumer he wasn’t following in anyone’s footsteps, his nose was his guide. Over the next nine years he began to be recognized for his unique signature.

Manuel Cross is reinventing artisanal perfumery for fragrance lovers, creating from the base accords up, using the finest materials for his collection while keeping them at an affordable price.