• New York

    Sweet Smell of Success @ChefRoble

    Big Congrats to fellow Brooklynite and neighborhood friend ROBLE for this exciting news!

    Chef Roblé Ali is taking his talents in the kitchen and applying them to perfume. The star of Chef Roblé and Co. teamed up with Brands With Purpose to launch a women’s fragrance.

    The product is expected to launch Spring 2014 and Roblé says he’s currently hard at work at developing the scent—dubbed a “fragrance recipe”—that is inspired by his favorite dishes.

    “As a chef, it seemed a natural fit for me to partner with a top perfumer,” he says. “So much about food and taste is actually scent. I’d say 80-percent. I find the idea of exploring the synergy between capturing the aroma of some of my favorite dishes by creating the first ‘Fragrance Recipe’ intriguing.”

    Roblé has a clear idea of what he wants to create. “It has to be something so irresistible women will crave it and make it their favorite fragrance,” he says.

    So what might the end result smell like? It won’t be “just another fragrance,” he says. Instead, it’ll include several of my favorite signature courses and dishes, translated in collaboration by one of the world’s top perfumers.

    The fragrance is still in final development stages, but several “courses” will already be displayed during the beautypress “Spotlight Day” on September 18th in NYC.

    We’re looking forward to present Chef Roblé’s “Sparkling Cocktail” and “French Toast Crunch Dessert” which both play an integrate part in the Fragrance Recipe. “Not only will we smell them but taste, as well”, says Roblé.

    “It’s been quite a painstaking process to translate these unique flavors and create great-smelling fragrance equivalents, even though many ingredients in the “perfume kitchen” are quite similar to what I’m frequently using in my kitchen”, Roblé continues. Several hundred trials resulted in some unique “courses” which will serve as the signature of this Fragrance Recipe called “CLIQUE by Roblé”.

    To illustrate the entire process, Brands With Purpose also partnered with the POWERSHOVEL design team. The result is a completely custom designed bottle as delectable as one of Roblé’s edible creations. Inspired by Roblé’s love of bringing people together this modern creation is the olfactive appetizer for any event. Sleek clean lines of the bottle lift to the transparent cap meticulously wrapped in just the right amount of golden bling. CLIQUE by Roblé is Simple, Timeless, Irresistible.

    The initial line will consist of a 50 ml/1.7 Fl. Oz. Eau de Toilette (EDT) spray and, to round of the menu, two body care products: a revitalizing Shower Gelee and rich, indulgent Body Butter.

    “So stay tuned to get a whiff!” Roblé adds.

    About Roblé:

    Roblé Ali has quickly become one of the most recognizable chefs as the star of Bravo’s Chef Roblé & Co. In Roblé’s professional career, he’s worked at Abigail Kirsch, alongside Chef Chris Santos on Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, and also served as the Executive Chef at Avenue. A truly unique talent in the culinary world, Roblé is currently working on multiple projects that include a fragrance, wine, books, apparel, music and philanthropy.

    About Brands With Purpose, LLC:

    Brands With Purpose was founded Jan 2013. A “Fragrance Agency” supporting brands (fashion, lifestyle, music, celebrities) with the creation of their personal Beauty/Perfume line. Bart Schmidt’s (managing partner) philosophy and mission is “Connect, Create and Consider”: part of the proceeds support urban youth art and development.

  • New York

    FoodPorn with @ChefRoble

    My neighborhood friend and tv personality Chef Roble is always up to something 🙂

     “Food Porn”, a food-themed clothing collaboration between Bravo’s Roblé Ali of “Chef Roblé & Co.” and Pyknic!

    The debut line consists of t-shirts and sweatshirts, several of the designs being photographs of food actually prepared by Roblé in his Brooklyn workspace. A free poster comes with every preorder and those orders $50+ will received an autographed poster.
  • New York,  WorldWide

    Sophisticated Twin Designers: @Mataano Presentation and @ChefRoble

    During New York Fashion Week, there are hundreds of events all over the city. I love it when designers take the time to do something very special for their fans.

    This is exactly what twin designers Ayaan and Idy did on Sunday.


    They rented a beautiful space and presented their line in an intimate setting with 100 close friends.  To make it extra special, the event was catered by Chef Roble! Delicious….

    Beauty Sponsor Iman

    Totally dapper

    Dave Wilson from theGrio 🙂