Indie Perfume Brand Spotlight: Pink MahogHany

Each week in Indie Perfume Brand Spotlight, we question different brands to find out more about their brand and the people behind it. This time we question Chavalia Dunlap-Mwamba from Pink MahogHany.

About You

Tell us who you are?

My name is Chavalia Dunlap-Mwamba, and I am the founder and perfumer for Texas-based independent perfume house, Pink MahogHany.

I am a homeschooling mother of 7-year-old identical twin boys + one angel baby boy.

What was the first perfume you ever purchased?

The first perfume I ever purchased was In Love Again by Yves Saint Laurent.

What is your favourite meal?

Nachos with jalapeño cream sauce

Where is your favourite place?


Do you have an interesting party trick or any hidden talents?

I am a classically trained pianist who studied opera as Soprano 1 in college. I’ve also composed music for stage plays.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Zoe Saldaña

About your Brand

Describe your brand in one sentence.

Pink MahogHany is a collection of unique, addictive blends that court the senses and flirt with the air.

Where does the name of your brand come from?

Pink represents the more feminine/soft aspect of perfumer and MahogHany represents the deeper, more masculine aspect. The extra “H” denotes fragrances for both “him” and “her.”

Who are your perfumes for?

My perfumes are for those who desire to small different and want to connect with a brand who is uninhibited in its way of presenting a story for the skin. These individuals desire to leave a lasting impression through a whisper, not a yell.

Tell us about your latest perfume.

SexYÖUality is the first launch from my sophomore collection, The YÖU Collection and is about helping one to confidently embrace their individuality and sensuality through scent – all while remaining classy and a bit of an enigma.

If someone wanted to try your fragrances, which one would you recommend they try first and why?

I would definitely recommend SexYÖUality first because it sets the precedent for the fragrant courtship with the main collection.

What challenges do you want to overcome for your brand?

Obtaining more access to opportunities that result in brand funding, grants and capital for further growth and expansion.

What is unique about your brand?

Pink MahogHany is a grass-roots perfumery from Texas that is minority, female, owned and operated by a self-taught fragrance aficionado with a musical background.

To date, there are no investors, and each magazine/publication/news feature where Pink MahogHany has been a participating brand highlighted is all organic.

You can find out more about Chavalia and her perfumes at her website

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