Lips Brothers


The Lips Brothers, Moritz and Oliver, are a creative duo based in Zurich, Switzerland | Photography, Film & Art Direction

Finding Your Signature Scent

Photography by Moritz Lips. Written by Oliver Lips.

Finding the perfect scent for yourself among hundreds of perfumes is a science in itself. It is sometimes hard to describe why you like, or dislike, a certain smell. Either you do or you don't.
We sat together with Mirjam from one of the most known perfumeries in Zurich that was established in 1921, Osswald. With her we have chosen five scents that are all to our smell, yet totally different from one another.

Take your nose on a journey of peculiar smells and perhaps you'll even find a new perfume that will become your signature for the next decade.

«Tobacco Oud»
- Tom Ford

Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud combines precious oud with aromatic tobacco. The tonca bean adds a hint of sensuality while the sandalwood generates a warm and seductive base.

Notes include: oud, tobacco, coriander, tonca bean, sandalwood, patchouly, amber

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«Moon Fever»
- Memo

Moon Fever dedicates itself to the dark side of the moon. No one even thinks about going to bed when it's time for Moon Fever...

Notes include: bitter orange, grapefruit, neroli, sage, leather, tonka bean

- Huitième Art

Monsieur is a rich perfume full of organic sensuality. It contains essential oils of patchouly, cedarwood, vetiver and sandalwood. The special absolutes of oakmoss, incense cedar and papyrus derive from the essence manufacturer Robertet from Grasse, France. The flavour of the poplar absolute, which is gained by molecular distillation, tops the composition off.

Notes include: patchouly, cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood


«Fleur de Louis»
- Arquiste

Each of Arquiste's scents tells a story that lets the wearer experience history in a most intimate way. Here is the story behind Fleur de Louis:
June 1660, Pheasant Island, Basque country at the French-Spanish border: To ensure peace between them, two Royal Courts converge at a richly-appointed pavilion built of freshly cut Pine and Cedar wood. From the French side, in a golden aura of Iris, Rose and Jasmine, emerges a young Louis XIV, all starched and composed, eager to catch a glimpse of his new bride, the Infanta Maria Teresa.

Notes include: orange blossom, florentine orris, jasmine, cedarwood


«Masculin Pluriel»
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian

With Masculin Pluriel Francis Kurkdjian created a classic, timeless perfume that embodies freedom, sensuality and - free of trends and zeitgeist - an eternal masculinity.

Notes include: lavender, cedar, patchouly, vetiver

Parfümerie Osswald
Bahnhoftstrasse 17
8001 Zürich

Osswald Parfumerie Boutique
311 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013