Manuel Cross, founder and nose of Rogue Perfumery never planned to be a perfumer. He worked as a chef for 25 years with such notable icons as Wolfgang Puck, Neal Fraser, Lee Hefter and Matt Bencivenga. Manuel believes there’s a strong correlation between food and fragrance.
Manuel Cross began his path to perfumery in 2005, when one of his favorite colognes was discontinued. His interest was piqued and at that moment a “hobby” evolved into a notable career. Today, Manuel is recognized for his unique "rogue" signature. As a self-taught perfumer Manuel Cross isn't following in anyone’s footsteps; his nose is his guide. He is reinventing artisan perfumery for fragrance lovers. Manuel creates from the base accords up, using the finest materials for the Rogue Perfumery collection while keeping them at affordable prices.