Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring 2016! And a few new year-round fragrances, too!

Here's the lineup for Spring 2016- Winter is basically over here so it's time to bring out some new smells!

B.O.B.: This is short for "blood orange blueberry", which is the basis for this perfume. Ripe market blueberries, fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, and some sun-bleached old barn wood.

Pop!: Bright and fizzy. Sweet bubbly soda water flavored with lychee, wasabi, strawberries, cucumber slices, lemon and lime.

Message In A Bottle: A letter sealed in a bottle, cast out to sea, and carried out by currents to an unknown continent's shores. Salt water magnolia, sweetgrass, tempered by a hint of black agar and amber and brightened with a splash of citrus sweetness.

Peachy Keen: Swell! Peaches, Nectarines, spicy fresh Ginger, and Vanilla bean Marshmallow.

Returning this year from past Spring releases:

Moth: Iridescent wings flutter and flit through the forest night, leaving trails of sparkling pixie dust floating in the air. A veil of sheer freesia and honeysuckle, lily of the valley, dew-laden mint, tree trunks, pine needles, and the forest floor below.

Butterfly: Colorful and bright, like a flower in flight. Ripe Apricots, Nectar, Mimosa blooms, Black Currants, Oranges, Melons, and a hint of fresh Mint.

Sprout: A fragrance for Spring, of new growth pushing through the remnants of last year. Wood violets, dewfruit, fresh earth, green leaves, lichen and moss, and delicate alyssum.

Spring Cleaning: Opening the windows on the first warm-enough day after a long winter is such an amazing thing to do. Out with the old, and in with the new! Clean laundry, spring flowers, redwoods, black pepper, patchouli, ylang, lindenblossom, and tart green pineapple.

Maura Mae: A classic returns! Slightly reformulated, but still lovely as ever. With her curls of copper, her twinkling eyes, her sweet smile- this is what they mean when they refer to "The luck of the Irish". A sweet and fruity scent, Maura Mae is strongly apricot, with supporting notes of green clover, tea, cut grass, a sprinkling of field flowers- lily of the valley, violet, lavender, as well as a dash of berries, vanilla bean, and the faintest, tiniest, entirely lady-like nip of whiskey.

Silk Road: A heady floral-tea fragrance, heavy on the "green". Green Tea with tart Rosehips, Jasmine blossoms, and Silk, along with hints of Cucumber, Chamomile, and Kiwi.

Lucky: Crisp, juicy red apples, tart granny smiths, and rolling, endless green hills perfumed by nature awakening from her winter slumber. Spring is in the air!

Blackberry Buckle: (reformulated for 2016) Blackberry preserves and fresh-picked Blackberries, Lemon zest, and Buttery crumbly Cake filling with a Spiced crumb topping.

And then there's a few scents which are being aded to the year-round catalog, a fan favorite, a couple reformulations, and something completely new, too!:

Rose Lemonade: A classic OHWTO smell returns for good this year! Yep, 100% inspired by the Fentiman's beverage of the same name, this fragrance is fizzy and floral and lemony with a slight undertone of gingery warmth. Try it with gin- the soda, not the perfume ;) Fresh-squeezed Lemons, Sugar, Rose petals, Geraniums, fizzing Soda water, Grapefruit, and a light touch of Amber and Ginger.
Carnivale 2.0: When I created the original version of this fragance back in 2010, I made the best dang "carnival" scent I could with my available resources- but it's 2016 now and there are better components and it's time for a do-over. Old Carnivale will be available for a short while longer, so while they're both around this new version will be labelled "2.0" so as not to confuse. The new version consists of similar notes, but the end result is something quite a bit different. Cotton candy, lemongrass, orange, vanilla, and lemon.

Barista! 2.0: Same story here as with Carnivale- I like what I have, but I wanted to see if I could make it better, and think I did. This will also be labelled "2.0" until the old version is fully discontinued. The chocolate and coffee notes are much stronger in this new version- think of this as the "double espresso" version of the original's "decaf mocha latte with extra milk". Roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, hazelnut syrup, white chocolate, whipped cream, and vanilla bean.

Time Lord: All of time and space awaits. A masculine-leaning blend anybody would want to follow across the universe! Aged Cedar and Sandalwood, Spiced Vanilla, Teak, Petitgrain, and Cardamom, with whispers of Rose, Oud, and Ginger.