Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, March 2004

When the scent of a skater comes to mind, it’s not fresh whiffs of blue chamomile, mandarin seed, and patchouli, or rather the smell of Gosha Rubchinskiy’s newest perfume, which drops today. Inspired by skateboarding in summer, tar, youth, and burning rubber, a fragrant spritz is far from sweaty flannels and well-worn socks, and, instead, a sensual inhale of nostalgia.

So would skaters ever put a dainty dab on their wrists or an allover mist pre cruising? And is it truly eau de skater?

Here, three skateboarders weigh in.

Grace Ahlbom
Instagram: @sk8rmom420

“This is the summer in Russia, on a beach, in a bottle. The low notes of tar and polyurethane, hot pavement under the beating summer sun bring me back to sweet summer days, sweat radiating off of skaters with their shirts off. The zesty orange-rind scent highlights these undertones and sweetly complements them, delivering sweet nostalgia and a hint of freshness all in one. I hope this inspires more skaters to smell hot and fresh at the same time.”

Kabrina H. Adams
Instagram: @moonbeardiedhere of @theskatekitchen

“I’m going to keep it 100, the Gosha Rubchinskiy scent smells exactly how sex should smell. I love it. It’s literally going to be another reason for people to approach me wherever I may be next; the function, club, skate park, library, your mom’s house, my mom’s house, and my flavor of the month’s house. It’s lit AF. I’ll be wearing it for a week straight, maybe more.”

JZ Radical
Instagram: @jzradical

“Skating as fast as possible through the streets of New York City is dangerous and exciting. Midtown is the absolute best! It doesn’t get any more thrilling than skitchin’ on the back of a taxi flying down 7th Ave. Finish the night off with a spritz of Gosha Rubchinskiy and pop into The Electric Room, The Blond, or NeverNever and it’s game on!”

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Gosha Rubchinskiy perfume, $88; sold exclusively at Dover Street Market on October 8; followed by Dover Street Market New York and Dover Street Market Ginza at the beginning of November and stores worldwide in January.

 

 

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