THE ART OF PERFUME
Each rare bottle fuses creative genius and olfactory flair - hallmarks of the House ofHanlon. The elegant bottle carries the brand’s metal stamped insignia of Christopher Hanlon, crafted by hand by his personal jeweller. Enjoy!
'CHRISTOPHER HANLON'S FIRST PERFUME CONCOCTIONS WERE
IN THE BACKYARD ON DAD'S BBQ'
M A S T E R P I E C E S
P U R E P U R F U M E
Exotic Heart, Base and Top Notes
PERFUME D I A R Y
22nd Century ARTIST
AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PERFUMER®
THE connoisseur'S METHOD
BLENDED | MACERATED | FILTERED | PERFECTED
Each luxurious CHRISTOPHER HANLON® perfume begins a sensorial journey as a mishmash of essential oils, resins, tars, concretes, twigs, leaves and flowers. The botanical brew is fermented and aged to develop HANLON'S® idiosyncratic and sophisticated perfume accords. Once the concoction has reached an optimum age and aroma, the blend is filtered so it exhibits glasslike perfume characteristics. Finally it is decanted and bottled by the perfumer. CHRISTOPHER HANLON'S® coveted perfume concoctions, now fully formed and crystal clear, are displayed ever-so-precisely in private boutiques and online, servicing the world's wealthiest, the jet-set, dignitaries, royalty, pop stars, tycoons and local connoisseurs. It took a 143 years to stir the pot.
As a traditional artisan Christopher Hanlon® revels in the intricate facets of a luxury brand, having studied Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Marketing formally at College. The brand's architectural history encapsulates a spellbounding fusion of quintessential Australian architecture. A convict built, multilevel flagship store overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House and his magnificent Victorian Boutique in the heart of Sydney. Hanlon's eye is evident with his cool contemporary edge. His multimillion dollar stores are all ways effortlessly relaxed but wickedly charismatic and Christopher, nothing short of the consummate Aussie creative. Warmly greeting clients... With pioneering Australian blood in his direct lineage, exploring and experimenting is, by his own admission, a natural born instinct.
"I have been raised in a family with an importance on expressing and being true to yourself despite populist opinion and always with polite respectful manners" – CHRISTOPHER HANLON
If his ingenuity is the search for those elusive and unique Australian botanical notes for his formulations, it is a benchmark of the perfumer’s insatiable imagination and unmistakable flair.
Christopher has recently received Australian Government funding to pursue the discovery and development of his next fragrant adventure. Hopefully another new addition to his oeuvre that is neither French traditional nor classic Italian perfumery, but uniquely Australian.
On closer olfactory observation his signature accords are somewhat more fruity and delicious than mainstream perfume, exhibiting the deep and rich aromatic twists from the use of outback botanicals like Lemon Myrtle, Kangaroo Paw and Australian Banksia Absolute. Undoubtedly it is precisely these unexpected perfume notes that lend his collection an inimitable sensory flair.
Looking to the canvas of hIs work, Christopher explains, these fundamental perfume differences. No surprises then that he confesses to a complete addiction to perfume and art since childhood. As the man himself says:
"Good PERFUME is ESSENTIAL, LIKE ART, TO GOOD LIVING "
– CHRISTOPHER HANLON
HANLON'S HIGHLY PRIZED OUTBACK PERFUME EXTRACTS ARE GATHERED BY SPECIALIST SUPPLIERS, GROWERS AND FARMERS FROM GEELONG TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. THE RARITY OF THESE INGREDIENTS RESULTS IN COSTLIER, MORE EXOTIC SIGNATURE PERFUME BLENDS.
CHRISTOPHER HANLON® HAS PAINSTAKINGLY PERFECTED THE ART OF AUSTRALIAN PERFUMERY OVER THE COURSE OF DECADES. DROP-BY-DROP CREATING A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF NAMESAKE MASTERPIECES.
THE CHRISTOPHER HANLON®
SIGNATURE PERFUME repertoire
KOALA FERN • YELLOW BELL • WARATAH • BUSH POTATO • BANKSIA • KANGAROO PAW • AUSTRALIAN SANDALWOOD • LEMON MYRTLE • EUCALYPTUS BLOSSOM • BOTTLE BRUSH
"CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ARTIST CHRISTOPHER HANLON® PIONEERED A NEW REVOLUTIONARY PERFUME GENRE; NEITHER CLASSIC FRENCH, ITALIAN NOR TRADITIONAL MIDDLE EASTERN BUT UNIQUELY AUSTRALIAN. DISCOVER THE ART OF CHRISTOPHER HANLON®"