030 - Launching a product with $500 and no industry knowledge, Josh Smith of Libertine Fragrance - The Product Startup: Product development | MAKO Design + Invent

030 – Launching a product with $500 and no industry knowledge, Josh Smith of Libertine Fragrance – The Product Startup: Product development

MAKO Design + Invent – December 1, 2016

We explore how Josh started the business with infinite possibilities (near infinite scents) and broke down other brand’s successes. His early challenge: educating customers on unisex scents

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