“Baruti” (Greek for “gunpowder”) is an independent perfume brand based in Amsterdam. Started in 2015, the brand set out to tell novel stories through unexpected aromatic combinations. In the heart of “Baruti” lies the passion for high quality raw materials and artistic vision. Strongly inspired by the art, nature and poetry of everyday life, each fragrance is a person with its own distinctive and narrative character.
Spyros Drosopoulos is a former neuroscientist who traded the comfortable cocoon of academia for a life of adventure in fragrance. His life-long fascination with scent led him down the rabbit hole of studying perfumery. After several years of intensively studying and experimenting with hundreds of raw materials, Spyros released his first creations in 2015. Being a perfume turned out to be the perfect profession: providing him with a creative outlet as well as satisfying his scientific curiosity.
They are three friends who are are united by a passion for perfumery. Every day they work together to design and create exciting, soulful fragrances with a personality. Each of them has a role to play.
Spyros Drosopoulos is the perfumer and founder of the brand. When not writing formulas and evaluating new raw materials, he can be found playing his drums or travelling the world.
Madeleine Hillen is the perfumer’s assistant and laboratory queen. When she is not running the lab or blending formulas, you will most likely find her doing ballet or testing out the latest beauty trends.
Maria Chetskaya is the brand manager. When not smuggling perfumes or answering emails, she is likely to be brewing up some fancy tea or attempting to learn Dutch.