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Hudson, NY, 12534
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source adage is a Hudson, NY based fragrance brand. Our collections of premium home and personal fragrances are inspired by aspirational destinations and majestic landscapes. Each scent that we create is as distinct as the land that inspired them.

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It's L'Officiel

Christopher Draghi

Founders, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay

Founders, Christopher Draghi and Robert Dobay

L’Officiel Q&A!

Source Adage Gives Attention to Detail New Meaning

The Hudson-based perfumery boasts an impressive selection of unique and alluring scents.
— Avery Felman, L'Officiel USA

It’s always flattering to receive recognition for your passions. So, when we had the opportunity recently to talk about our brand and products with the fabulous team at L’Officiel USA you can imagine our how flush we got!

Read behind-the-scenes information on our approach to fragrance making, what inspires us, and even insight to our next perfume:

Designed to be Different: source adage

Christopher Draghi

“adage” vessel ideation (2014), ©sourceadage

When designing our own line of home fragrances, we gave a lot of thought, naturally, to the various fragrance ingredients and scent inspirations that would define our brand from an olfactory standpoint but, as Creative Directors, Robert and I knew the importance of thoughtful packaging design to bring the brand to life.

One detail we were convinced of, above all, was the impact of having our own, proprietary vessel for our signature candles and reed diffusers. We were looking to create a luxury product so it seemed only fitting to go the extra mile with an object of decor vs. a standard jar or bottle.

Many sketches were penned. We discarded most and kept a few. We considered both form and function. Weighed trends vs. timeless design and how our vessel would mirror the character of our fragrances, the story we wanted to tell, and the audience it aimed to capture. Selfishly perhaps, we wanted something we could display proudly in our home or studio (not hide behind books!) and recognized a space in the market for what we envisioned. Likewise, our fragrances were destined to skew more masculine than most leaning towards woodsy, spicy, and herbaceous notes traditionally considered “masculine scents” instead of florals. That further informed our choice of material (black glass) and neo-classic character lines, eschewing flowery embellishments and patterns.

“adage” vessel pre-production render, ©sourceadage

After the necessary process of renders and prototypes, we arrived at the final vessel that our luxe collection of candles and reed diffusers have become known for. The distinctive pieces are made of hand-pressed, heavy gauge black glass, through and through. The alternating straight and concave facets and sheer weight in hand provide a rewarding tactile feel that evokes luxury. The decagonal, shield-like design draws from 19th century architectural details and succeeds in conveying a heritage-esque vibe - A perfect fit for our newly-minted “elevated apothecary” brand!

Luxe Collection of home fragrances

Inspirational Details

Christopher Draghi

The "adage" vessel design recalls elegant 19th century architectural details like these images captured in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – home to source adage NYC.  

#greenpoint #brooklyn #MadeinNYC #architecture #souceadageNYC #designinspiration

Greenpoint factory windows
Greenpoint factory windows
Greenpoint church fence
Greenpoint window detail
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