Chris Rusak uses high-quality materials to create original perfumes. He draws influence from a broad spectrum of culture and history — from late-nineties house music to Continental philosophy, or from grassy baseball fields to arid Southern California deserts.
His unique fragrances recall perfumery of yesteryear yet display a contemporary sensibility. Large percentages of natural materials, studio-made tinctures, and fresh-collected resins inject distinctive and vivid notes not often found in fully synthetic or mass-market brands.
Every perfume is conceptualized, compounded, and manufactured on-site. Every sprayer bottle is hand-signed in permanent enamel. Each new studio project is meant to provide collectors with a unique experience not found elsewhere, encouraging both unencumbered pleasure and a clearer introspection.
Rusak has maintained an art practice and exhibited since 2002. He holds a degree in Art History from UCLA.
Chris Rusak Perfumes are only sold direct from the studio. No retailers or decanters are authorized to sell its products.