Robbie the nose behind Sebastian Parfum, was raised in Bellwood, Pennsylvania. A small rural town located in Central Pennsylvania and grew up surrounded by the beauty and mystery of the Appalachian Mountains. The mountains presented beauty and magic in its ever changing foliage and wildlife with every season, as well as the mystery of the unexplored regions that left a small boy with many imagined stories of adventure. His passion for scents and perfumes began around the age of 11 with his grandmother always wearing Chanel #5. He became inquisitive of the scent and would pepper her with questions about the scent, the designer, and how it became to be. His grandmother would regale stories of Coco Chanel. She explained how Coco was uneducated, untrained, and raised in an orphanage and yet she created an empire of fashion and perfume. The more he learned about Coco Chanel, the more he became intrigued and admired her. He was also influenced by her timeless fashion designs and jewelry. Chanel #5, to him, represented a love story between King Jasmine & Queen Rose – they meet center stage where they dance, they flirt, and entice each other. It is an abstract and elusive scent that brings you back with the hope of solving the mystery. Chanel once stated “Perfume is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion . . . that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure.” Robbie wanted to be included in that world of creating lasting and lingering memories. Chanel #5 had set the standard by which everything else is measured. Chanel Antaeus was the first scent his grandmother purchased for him. The scent was named after a Greek God whose strength was connected to Earth. He was defeated by Heracles when he discovered Antaeus weakness of keeping him separated from Earth by lifting him off the ground. The scent embodied who Antaeus was – lean and powerful. Robbie studied fashion at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with his studies including a course on perfume making. Upon graduating from the Art Institute he went on to study at Point Park University School of Business Accounting & Computer Sciences. He was attracted to Point Park University because it houses one of the most prestigious conservatory schools in the United States. The dance program founder and Professor Emeritus is none other than Nickolas Petrov, the internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Robbie’s scent creations are heavily influenced by his love of latte and the movie Suspiria. Expresso Royale was influenced by his love of latte with the sweet addition of hazelnut and caramel.