I bet you are all wondering which is the biggest perfume store in Chicago. Well, at least all of you who live in Chicago. More than that, I bet you are wondering about the story behind the biggest perfume store in Chicago. At the end of the day, owning the biggest perfume store in such a big city is a really big deal.
Contrary to a popular belief that says that most great companies have been founded by rich people who have already had everything, they just wanted more; many great companies have been founded by people who started from the bottom and eventually reached the top. In fact, the biggest perfume store in Chicago in called ‘The smell of the world’ and you can check their perfumes on LoveTheFragrance.com. It was founded in 2003 by a man, Carter, and his 17 years old son. Carter wanted a bright future for his son but their possibilities were limited. According to what Carter said in a recent interview, since he was little he loved travelling. You know have they say, spending your life travelling, that’s the dream. Carter is a very educated man, but he is not educated from school. He says that his education comes from all the trips he used to make with his parents and later on, with his friends. Carter and his son always shared this love for travelling and whenever they had the possibility they would have a city-break. As said before, their possibilities were limited, Carter worked 12 hours a day and his son used to have a part-time job after school in order to pay his school tuitions. Eventually, he had to drop out of school and at a breaking point of their life they decided to leave everything behind and travel the world. They sold everything and bought tickets to India. That is where they fell in love with all kinds of spices and scents.
One day, Carter and his son tried to mix different spices with other ingredients to make a perfume. They sold it on the street for a few dollars per bottle and everyone loved the perfume they created. They managed to make enough money to buy more spices and ingredients and created different perfumes so they returned to America and opened a perfume store hoping that Americans would love their perfumes just as much as Indians did. It was a great risk they took but it was totally worthy.
Carter’s son is now 28 years old and he runs the store with his father. Most of the time they travel in order to discover new places, new scents, anything that could inspire them to create new perfumes. The most amazing thing about their perfumes is that every each one of them has a story. In fact, their best-seller perfume is the first perfume they created in India. It is called ‘Indian sun’ and the smell is a very unique one. It is a natural smelling scent. Some people say that they can actually feel the smell of Mumbai when they smell the perfume. Of course, the ingredients are secret and even though many perfume companies tried to recreate it, everyone failed. Actually, nobody could recreate any of Carter’s perfume, they are extremely unique and amazing.
The advice Carter gives to everyone is that although it might sound like a cliché, you must follow your dreams. If you have a dream you must turn it into a goal and tie yourself to that goal. It is said that the world belongs to the people who can dream high enough to change the world with their dreams. However, if you don’t have any dreams follow your hear, do anything that makes you happy. Within that, you will find great opportunities. There are many people who managed to rise although it seemed as if there was no hope left for them. Being a good, open-minded person is the key to success.
Carter and his son now encourage every young child to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. They offer 20 full scholarships to the best university in the state. Carter’s son managed to graduate high school eventually and actually went to college. He says that although most of his education was gained in his trips, school helped him a lot. They also offer internships to college students who are interested in this field. The store employees are very happy with their work place and say that they wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.