The Brand

Welcome to MATTEO PARFUMS®, an award-winning, green science, fine fragrance company rooted in imaginative inclusivity and supported by neurochemcial research. First dreamt of in 2017, then formally established in 2019, MATTEO PARFUMS® celebrates multiculturalism and imagination through storytelling and mindful uses of unique, clean, luxury ingredients. As a result, we produce higher-performing, longer-lasting, novel scent formulations through green science that also promote health and wellbeing.

Our North Star is simple. We want to provide anyone the chance at happier, healthier, and longer lives. We have already started with our fine fragrance products. We will continue with great innovations and technologies combining green chemistry and artificial intelligence.

MATTEO PARFUMS® is a technology company in olfaction (scent) that people treasure, value deeply, and can't stop talking positively about. We're on a mission to improve our world, human health, and our quality of life. Come join our imaginative world.

The Founder

Hi, I'm Matthew J. Sánchez, a Southern California native, motivated to create technology and products with purpose and generational legacy.

After earning my Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with minors in Entrepreneurship and International Business from UCLA, then being an AI Researcher at The University of Michigan, I would spend 3 meticulous and aromatic years in deep fragrance and chemistry research, studying perfumery. In these studies, I observed how, with certain molecules and their ability to stimulate neurotransmitters, my fragrances can positively alter and impact emotions, mood, and therefore the smeller's (mental) wellbeing and health, holistically.

Self-taught in perfumery, then a Perfumer's Apprentice, in October 2017 I would become America's youngest Black male perfumer and youngest Latino perfumer (pretty cool, right?).

My entrepreneurial spirit and gravitation towards international exploration, plus the arts and sciences, came naturally to me in my childhood. Son of a Mexican-Sicilian father and Ghanaian-American mother, I am a product of—and entirely captivated by—globalization and multiculturalism.

In my last year at UCLA, I knew I wanted to find ways to connect with others while fulfilling my entrepreneurial desires. I made full use of the fact that of all five senses, our sense of smell has the strongest connection to our memories and emotions; in other words, the essentials that make up our lives. 

This ancient sense of ours is not only the most visceral, but it's also still relatively unknown and misunderstood. I knew I wanted to impact people through the artistic and scientific powers of scent and magnetic storytelling. 

This is the vision and desire for MATTEO PARFUMS: to influence the scent culture and multiple industries, to inspire confidence and incubate fellow visionaries, and immerse people into the imaginative world we live in.

I am currently based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California. Outside of AI and Fragrance, I have worked in the world of venture capital (VC), focusing on investments and communities within Deep Tech (such as AI/ML), luxury & beauty, and health & wellness, and am an angel investor. I have experiences as a Product and Operations leader in the banking, insurance, AI SaaS, and tech industries. I hold a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with minors in Global Studies (International Finance) and Entrepreneurship from UCLA. I was previously an AI Researcher at the University of Michigan, studying natural language processing (NLP) and semantic analysis, and a former AI blogger.

Contact Us

MATTEO PARFUMS  is a global, mindful, and community oriented brand that wants to grow with you. Let us hear what you want to see, smell, and share. All comments, collaboration proposals, ideas, and customer service requests are welcomed.

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