San Francisco's MIKMOI handmade artisan fragrances are inspired by travel and romance across cultures and continents.
Individuality is a passion which inspires Mik, whom has called three continents home: North America; Europe...from the global crossroads of London to the majestic French Alps; and Asia...from the sanuk of Bangkok to the awe-inspiring retail of Hong Kong. He has lived and loved with some of the most inspiring and tantalizing backdrops on the planet. His humble beginnings as a 'country mouse' in upstate New York exposed him to the richness of nature. Roaming the woods and fields of the family home, to the microcosm of his mother's 'plant room,' he learned - first hand - the balance, care and feeding requirements of the natural world. A global career in diversity and inclusion brought him further afield and steeped him in customs, subcultures and languages. Self-discovery, curiosity and championing individual expression are themes in his unique combinations. His work challenges stereotypes, orientations and perspectives. "Don't ever be afraid to be different, to choose your own path and to be true to your self." Mik has studied natural perfumery with Mandy Aftel and the art of Aromascapes with Yosh Han; he is self taught in the use of aroma molecules.