Masik Collegiate Fragrances was founded by CEO, Katie Masik, in 2008. Katie was fascinated by the scientific link between scent, memory and emotion. She got to thinking about her own memorable life experience, in particular, her college experience at Bucknell University.
My fragrance idea was simple – to create different signature scent men’s and women’s fragrances for universities – a celebration of college and a unique way for alumni and fans to show school spirit. However, I didn’t want to put just any fragrance in a bottle and call it the school’s official scent. Who was I to make that call? Instead, I wanted the scents to be special and inspired by elements such as school colors, campus style, flowers and trees, traditions and location. I also thought it was important for the schools to be involved in the process – from the initial fragrance inspiration brief, to smelling the custom scents and selecting their favorite ones. – Katie Masik
Right now fragrances are available for the following schools, with plans to add many more in the near future:
- University of Alabama
- University of Arkansas
- Auburn University
- Clemson University
- University of Florida
- Florida State University
- University of Georgia
- University of Kentucky
- Louisiana State University
- University of Mississippi
- University of North Carolina
- North Carolina State
- University of Oklahoma
- Penn State University
- University of South Carolina
- Syracuse University
- University of Tennessee
- Texas A&M
- University of Texas
- Virginia Tech
Here is a video explaining how they formulate each scent:
Masik Collegiate Fragrances – Intro Video
from Masik Collegiate Fragrances on Vimeo.
I was sent both mens and womans fragrance for Syracuse University as well as a womans fragrance for the University of Oklahoma for review purposes. Since we live fairly close to Syracuse I was eager to see what the perfume smelled like.
I absolutely love the Syracuse womens fragrance! Its hard to capture the scent of ice & snow, yet this perfume manages to capture it. It is crisp, yet has the soft floral middle tones.
The Syracuse mens fragrance is also amazing. It is a very masculine scent, without being too overpowering.
Next up was the University of Oklahoma Perfume.
This perfume smells much softer than the Syracuse one, yet just as beautiful. It is flowery without being overkill, the vanilla and patchouli base balance it quite well.
Would you like to win the fragrance designed for your school? Well come check out our giveaway! 3 Winners will each receive the perfume or cologne in the school of their choice!
Right now Masik Collegiate Fragrances is giving away a summer trip to the beach! One lucky fan of theirs will win a 4 night stay at the Turquoise Place Resort on the Gulf Coast, airfare for two (up to $1,000) and one meal for two at the Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar! Total retail value of this giveaway is $3,500! This giveaway ends June 30, 2014.