PROJECT: men's health Making Sense

CLIENT : Men's Health
ART DIRECTION : Grace Martinez
ASSIGNMENT : five illustrations depicting source ingredients for men's fragrances

I worked with Grace Martinez at Men's Health Magazine to create five illustrations depicting the main essences used in Men's cologne; Sandalwood, Vetiver, Tonka, Bergamot, and Leather. I depicted each ingredient surrounded by animals that live in the habitat these elements live in. Did you know that the smell of "Leather" is not the animal hide itself, but the scent of the oils used to mask the smell of animal skin; musk, ambergis and civet? Do you know that musk comes from the musk deer, obtained from a gland on it's 'back' end? I continue to absorb strange facts as an illustrator!