Mark Buxton :: Perfumers

Mark Buxton

Although few will have heard of him, within the industry, and among scent obsessives, Buxton is best known for the many iconoclastic fragrances he has created for Comme des Garçons, including its original — many would say finest — scent based on a distinctive, sultry accord of Moroccan souk; and Comme des Garçons 2, with its unconventional ink note. — Karen Wheeler, writing at the Financial Times

Mark Buxton was born in Derby, England, and says he "entered the world of perfumery by pure hazard".1 He attended perfumery school at Haarmann & Reimer and currently works for Symrise.

The Mark Buxton Perfumes line

In 2008, Mark Buxton launched his own line of perfumes under the brand name "By Mark Buxton". The initial offering included seven fragrances: Nameless, Black Angel, Hot Leather, English Breakfast, Around Midnight, Sounds & Visions and Wood & Absinth.

In 2012, the brand was renamed Mark Buxton Perfumes. Three new fragrances, Sleeping With Ghosts, Sexual Healing and Devil In Disguise, joined Wood & Absinth and Black Angel; the other original scents from the By Mark Buxton line were discontinued.

Other fragrances created by Mark Buxton:

Alain Delon Pour Homme
Antoine & Lili Holy Champa
Biehl mb01 (2007?)
Biehl mb02 (2007?)
Biehl mb03 (2007?)
Calé Fragranze d’Autore Roboris (2011)
Cartier Pasha Eau Genereuse
Cartier Pasha Fraicheur Menthe
Chopard Mira Bai (1998)
Comme des Garcons 2 (1999)
Comme des Garcons 2 Man (2004)
Comme des Garcons 3 (2002)
Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum (1994)
Comme des Garcons Green Eau de Cologne (1995)
Comme des Garcons series 3, Incense: Ouarzazate (2002)
Comme des Garcons White (1996)
Curated by Colette Bless (2005)
Curated by Colette Hussein Chalayan (2005)
Daniel Hechter Sport Man
Elternhaus Moslbuddjewchristhindao (2005)
Franck Olivier Eau de Franck Olivier
Gabriele Strehle Strenesse Summer (2003)
Gianfranco Ferre Acqua Azzurra (2008)
Givenchy Amarige Mariage (2006)
Givenchy Into The Blue (with Emilie Coppermann)
Givenchy Lovely Prism (2006)
Givenchy My Givenchy Dream (2008)
Givenchy Only Givenchy (with Christophe Raynaud)
Givenchy So Givenchy (with Christophe Raynaud)
Jil Sander Scent 79 Man (2007)
Joop All About Eve Summer (2004)
Karl Lagerfeld Kapsule Light (2008)
Le Labo Vetiver 46 (2006)
Linari Angelo di Fiume (2008)
Linari Mare Pacifico (2014)
Linari Notte Bianca (2008)
Linari Porta del Cielo (2012)
Omar Sharif Conviction for women
Oriflame Diamond Musk (2008)
Paco Rabanne Black XS For Her (2007, with Emilie Copperman)
Paco Rabanne XS Extreme for women (2001, with Emilie Copperman)
Perfumers Workshop Samba Natural Man
Salvador Dali Dalissime (1994)
Salvador Dali Laguna (1991)
Salvador Dali Laguna Maravilla (2010)
Six Scents: Series One: Fragrance 6: Teen Spirit (2008)
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Cologne Noire (2009)
Versace V/S for men

Selected Quotes

I tend to be irritated with the IFRA restrictions and the fall in prices of the formulas. Too often, clients hide behind the test and we tend to accept with greater difficulty the various modifications produced by the test.2

Further reading

See all articles at Now Smell This tagged Mark Buxton.

Read an interview with Mark Buxton at Flair.

1. Via "Fragrance creativity: the perfumer--past, present and future" in Soap & Cosmetics, 2/1/2003.

2. Ibid.

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