I’ve written about Long Winter Farm Soap Co perfume oils before and my opinion of them remains more or less the same: they’re exactly what I wanted Demeter fragrances to be, just without the horrible staying power and overwhelming stink of alcohol. I recently picked up two more perfume oils from Long Winter Farm Soap Co, one for me and one for The Chap.
Turf perfume oil – or, as you’ll note on the label, ‘Man Stink’ – is basically Demeter’s Grass and Dirt blended together in oil form. It has a rich clean earthy base, like when you dig up the garden the day after rain and the earth is all moist and rich, and a top note of cut grass. Although I bought this for The Chap, it’s really not to his taste. He prefers the crisp and clean notes of fragrances like Bleu de Chanel and Dior Homme Sport, and finds the earthy note in Turf a little hard to wear. Conveniently enough I happen to love Turf, so I’ve been wearing it instead. Funny how that works out, hey? *cough*
Pumpkin Chip is the scent of pumpkin pie filling, simple as that. It has the caramelised notes of sugared and roasted pumpkin, with a chocolatey base and cinnamon and nutmeg highlights. It’s quite sweet, slightly more sweet than I’m comfortable wearing, but I often dab a little of this on my wrists before work and people seem to really dig it.
Practical moment: the oil itself is a blend of fractionated coconut oil and unrefined hemp seed oil, and it features no alcohol. It comes in a glass bottle with a roller ball, sturdy enough to survive rolling around in a handbag.