When I first met Michael Loring-Probst, Founder and Creative Director of West Third Brand, it was like a breath of fresh air. I was at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) over a year ago when I stumbled across this hand-crafted American made company. Their Americana style packaging literally stopped me in my tracks.
It was simple- unique- and oh so good!
I immediately started spraying and delighting in each complex aroma. Each scent more delectable than the one before. Crafted with traditional methods of perfumery, West Third Brand infamous Eau de Toilettes are produced by hand and in small batches. With scents like Tobacco 1812, Vintage Leather, and Old Bourbon you are sure to find a fragrance that leaves an impression on you.
Santal Blanc- it's a Soft sandalwood scent delicately infused with vanilla bourbon & raw sugar.
I was already in love with this product and then I met the masterminds behind it. They were dapper fellows who were charming and seemed to ooze passion for what they did. You could just tell they were excited about it and that made me excited about it.
As a customer I was hooked!
When I reached out to Michael again about writing this post, he promptly responded to my email. He took the time to write me back- engaged in conversation and even remembered who I was. Let me tell you folks! That is the kind of company I want to get behind!
Michael Probst has traveled the globe designing products and creating fragrances for Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Barney’s, Tommy Bahama, World Market, Target, etc. He ventured out on his own to create a brand that provided quality, hand-crafted American made products. Hence, West Third Brand was born.
W3B has expanded their line to include wall art, candles, home spray, matches, petite assiettes, and unisex frangrances.
These beautifully packaged products don't need wrapping-just a bow and a jingle bell this holiday season. I know what I am giving!
You can shop online at www.westthirdbrand.com or local residents visit Grandmothers Buttons retail store.