Scents and Sensibility
by Mallory Passuite, 10/08/2013
Courtesy, MiN New York
117 Crosby St., SoHo, 212-206-6366
MiN's black floors, lush leather couches and wooden library shelves all add up to a warm, welcoming aesthetic that complements the shop's wares. The store is filled with intriguing scents, like Etat Libre d'Orange's surprisingly fresh Jasmin et Cigarettes (jasmine, tobacco, hay, apricot, cedarwood, amber, musk and tonka bean) and Kerosene, a line by the Detroit-based mechanic and self-taught perfumer John Pegg, who makes everything by hand—from the perfumes themselves to the metal bottles they come in. MiN also carries a selection of high-end shaving products for men and drip candlesticks in black and white. They have several samples of the latter burning in the store. Eventually, as one salesperson pointed out, the wax drippings completely encase the candlestick holders.