The quest of inspiration through Fragrance, Art, Travels and Nature with Anthony Berklich, Host and Founder of Inspiredcitizen.com – a men’s fashion and travel platform which inspires its audience to live life to the fullest.
We love the idea behind Inspired Citizen. Can you tell us what inspires you throughout your daily journeys?
I travel three weeks out of every month for Inspired Citizen. Because my travels and schedule are so hectic, it’s often difficult to stop and truly experience a destination. So, I focus on the time I do have in every country or city – making a ritual every morning to take-in the moment. Inspiration isn’t always found in grandiose experiences but in the small nuances. A cup of tea, a walk through a beautiful hotel, or even lighting a well fragranced candle.
The Spark a Fire section is very thought provoking. What has ‘sparked your fire’ recently?
Spark a Fire was created as a sort of recycling bin of interesting images, ideas, products and more to excite our readers. I’m always stumbling on things that get me thinking differently – and I love that. Right now, I am sparked by nature. I often find myself in urban capitals when I travel but, recently, I’ve been “taken” by the beauty found in the world’s most remote places. The glacial region of Bariloche in Argentina is incredible and has given me a new appreciation for mother nature.
Let’s talk fragrance: What is your very first or most favorite scent memory?
The smell of green grasses, moss and soil in the forest behind my childhood home in Michigan. I remember it vividly as I was always a born explorer. I would sit next to a small river and take-in the smell of the forest after a rain.
How does scent play a role in your personal style—do you have a signature “scent” or do have a “wardrobe” of fragrances?