Without question, the number one thing we hear in-store is "it smells so good in here". That's because we keep all of our Brennan Michael products right at the front of the store. Brennan drops by pretty frequently so if you haven't have a chance to chat him up in-store, here's your chance to find out a little bit about the man behind the brand. He's just released a new fragrance (dried orange) in his candle and diffuser and they obviously smell amazing!
First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Brennan Michael. I’m originally from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. I’ve been a creative since the young age of 5. I’ve performed music, theatre, made short films and sketches with family and friends. I’ve always been inspired by creative industries and arts. I created Brennan Michael in Toronto almost 3 years ago. I have been residing in Toronto off and on since 2008.
Favourite place to hang out in Toronto?
My favourite place in Toronto would probably have to be many places along Ossington between Dundas and Queen. There are so many great spots to enjoy food, drink or frequent shops.
Why did you start Brennan Michael?
I started Brennan Michael because I was intrigued by the personalities of fragrance and how we relate to them. I was determined to mix strong, unique fragrances that can be enjoyed by many.
Tea or coffee?
Black coffee. I prefer coffee over tea in most situations. Tea is excellent, but coffee is most times necessary.
In ten words or less, tell us why you love to make.
I love to make to prove it can be done.
Have you ever cried while watching a movie?
Oh yeah! That’s how you know you picked the right movie.
What (if any) other creative hobbies do you have?
I write and record music. I do it mainly to enjoy it myself or with friends. I used to record to promote music to tour with my bands at the time. Occasionally I will release music on SoundCloud and openly licence it for films, video blogs, etc.
What is your most essential appliance?
It’s cliché, but my phone. It really is an extension of me.
What’s up next for Brennan Michael?
I have a few very exciting collaboration releases that have been in the works for months. Also I have my new fragrances on the way as well as new fragrance applications.
In Tic-Tac-Toe, do you prefer O’s or X’s?
X’s because they are most satisfying to scribble!