A Clean Fragrance Collection That Blends Classic Cool With Social Consciousness
I have always been obsessed with fragrance,” says founder Dale Gerard Rozmiarek of the inspiration behind the eponymous fragrance collection that has just landed at Onda. “Beginning from childhood I have always understood the gravitas and power that fragrance has, so I began experimenting with wearing more than one scent at a time because I could never find a single fragrance that had everything in it that I wanted. After years and years of doing this, and after years and years of compliments and actually having the reputation for always smelling good, I decided it was time to follow my true passion and find my voice and create a collection of scents.”
Rozmiarek, who started his career in luxury retail, store design and visual merchandising and worked at Barneys New York and Calvin Klein, founded Dalegerard in 2020. A modern fragrance brand with longevity-exquisite oils harvested with respect and dignity for the earth and all its inhabitants, Dalegerard has no ingredients of animal origin, is dye- and phthalate-free, and uses environmentally and socially conscious practices and organic cultivation methods in the production of their fragrances.
To create the blends, Rozmiarek worked with perfumer Pascal Guarin, a leader in the field of green chemistry and the sustainability of ingredients (he also helped develop one of our other favorite clean fragrance lines, Michelle Pfeiffer's Henry Rose). The gender neutral scents are designed to be worn separately or layered, and feature sustainably- and ethically-sourced ingredients including sandalwood, grown in New Caledonia where by law three trees must be replanted to replace each one used; vetiver, which is sourced from Haiti and supports local farmers; neroli, which is sourced ethically from Morocco; and cedarwood, which comes from mature trees in Virginia.
“It was inevitable,” he says of the line. “I needed to create my own scents. Making what I wanted in my mind a reality….that every time you wore my scents it felt like the first time. They are fresh, clean, modern, and classic scents that have, do, and will continue to carry me through life.”
Below, discover our Dalegerard curation.