Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of OSM and Mix

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of Osme

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of Osme and Mix

Profile: Typically you’ve acquired to take the good distance round. This describes my journey to perfuming. It’s undoubtedly not a novel story however slightly one which I feel many unbiased perfumers can relate to.

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of Osme was born in Illinois

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg together with his dad and brothers

I used to be born to midwestern mother and father in Illinois and after one of the crucial brutal winters there, my mother and father determined to maneuver to the warmest place attainable – Las Vegas.

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of OSM commencement College of North Carolina

After rising up in Sin Metropolis, I studied chemistry at The College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and actually put my diploma to good use by spending time bartending in eating places after commencement. As soon as the universe advised me it was time to get out of that faculty city, I spent a little bit of time in San Francisco as an actor and improviser.

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg was in the film industry

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg on set

After I grew bored with my sofa browsing, I moved right down to Los Angeles with an excellent good friend (OSM 28 Zouzelle and Saturn’s Return is predicated on that have.) After just a few years in entrance of the digicam, I spotted that I used to be happier behind it and constructed a profession as a manufacturing designer for movie and commercials.

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg and his husband Michael with their son shortly before OSM launched

Kyle and Michael with their son shortly earlier than OSM launched

A few years later, whereas my husband and I had been within the strategy of adopting our son, I used to be spending extra time at house. I had been making candles as a pastime however was by no means glad with the scents that had been out there. After a little bit of analysis, I found the world of perfumery in addition to a few locations to start some coursework. That is when the actual work started by formal and self-guided examine. Quickly I spotted that it was the proper second profession for me. Writing formulation and experimentation mild up the science and math elements of my mind and the artistic storytelling side of perfumery makes the opposite elements completely satisfied.

OSM Perfumes 15, 84, 97 and 28 by Kyle Mott-Kannenberg

OSM Perfumes 15, 84, 97 and 28

In late 2018 I launched the primary fragrances of the experimental fragrance line OSM (brief for Olfactory Sense Reminiscence). Every perfume was designed to be a visceral olfactive collage sourced from private reminiscences, each my very own and people of my artistic companion and husband, Michael. The primary 4 fragrances debuted at Artwork + Olfaction’s 2018 Scent Truthful in Los Angeles and certainly one of them, OSM 15 Foreverness, was shortlisted as a finalist within the artisan class of the Artwork + Olfaction Awards in 2019.

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of blend

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg early days at Mix

I relocated with my household to Nashville in early 2020. There, I’ve spent the previous 3 years growing fragrances for brand new and rising manufacturers beneath the title Blend ( This firm then took the majority of my focus. However all of this tough work has been price it as we’re up for an Artwork + Olfaction Award this 12 months for our work on Flamingo by Blackcliff

OSM Perfumes 15, 84, 97 and 28 by Kyle Mott-Kannenberg

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg within the Streets of L.A.

Regardless that creating perfumes for different manufacturers took the lion’s share of my time, I used to be in a position to dedicate some lab time to formulating for my model and I’m completely satisfied to report that OSM shall be releasing 2 new fragrances by the autumn of this 12 months. A sneak peek of them was out there at Scent Truthful LA at Craft Up to date in Los Angeles on Might fifth – seventh, 2023. I’m enthusiastic about this because it has come full circle as a result of we introduced our first 4 fragrances on the similar occasion 4 years in the past.

Within the coming years, I’ll proceed to assist different manufacturers create fragrances with Mix. As well as, I shall be increasing the olfactive choices of OSM by its connections to non-public reminiscences and the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood. We’ve got created a model that’s not solely dedicated to creating perfumes based mostly on our reminiscences but in addition creating scents from the shared reminiscences of our LGBTQIA+ neighborhood and allies.

Perfumer's organ

 OSM and Mix fragrance organ

On American Perfumery: This can be a robust one for me to reply as I really feel like we’re a part of a world neighborhood of perfumers. I’ve discovered perfumery by the generosity and tutelage of individuals from not solely within the U.S. however from throughout the globe as nicely. It’s this neighborhood of unbiased perfumers working collectively and sharing experiences and knowledge that I’m so grateful for and so honored to be part of.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper courtesy Frederic Harris Getty Photos for The Recording Academy

Favourite American Artist: Cyndi Lauper. She’s been an inspiration to me. I’m in awe of her spirit and kindness. I respect and admire her help of the underdog and the way she speaks up for many who don’t have a voice. She’s been a supporter of marginalized communities for so long as I can keep in mind. AND on high of all that, she’s a tremendous songwriter, singer and performer. I imply she wrote the music for a Broadway present – how cool is that. I’ll inform you – very cool in my ebook —Kyle Mott-Kannenberg, perfumer and proprietor of OSM and Mix ( and

OSM 15 Foreverness

Because of Kyle Mott-Kannenberg we have now a draw for one 50 ml bottle OSM 15 Foreverness and samples of 84, 97 and 28 for one registered reader in North America, Australia, EU,  and UK. Register right here. To enter the draw, you should be a registered reader. Please go away a remark with what you discovered fascinating about Kyle’s path to perfumery and the place you reside. Draw closes 5/14/2023

OSM 15 Foreverness notes: inexperienced leaves, rose de mai, sea salt air, amyris, sandalwood, patchouli, moist soil, moss and a faintly spicy, woody musk

Kyle Mott-Kannenberg of OSM and Mix is 172nd in our American Perfumer Collection, which formally started with Daybreak Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes on July 11, 2011.

OSME is offered on the American Perfumer

We want Kyle Mott-Kannenberg the most effective of luck on the A +O Awards ceremony within the Unbiased Class  as he’s the perfumer for Flamingo for Blackcliff, Thursday Might 11, 2023 (offered at Perfumology)

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