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.