If you’ve ever wanted to smell like apple pie or Junior Mints, there’s only one place to look: Demeter Fragrance Library.
The American perfume company garnered a cult-like following, thanks to more than 200 familiar scents. But while there’s nothing wrong with smelling like fresh cut grass or a box of Conversation Hearts, there are times when you want something a bit more…refined.
Demeter got the memo. The company just launched Vintage Naturals, a collection of essential oil-enriched fragrances. There’s geranium, lavender, patchouli, rose bush, and mimosa (for those who miss their Sex on the Beach Demeter spray). But that’s not all; each scent will be limited to the oil that was produced that year. Much like a winery labels each of its bottles with the vintage, Demeter is releasing a new batch every year. There’s a limited amount of oil harvested and, just like with your favorite Pinot Noir, the properties change year to year, so a bottle of 2009 lavender could smell different than a 2010 lavender.
That the fragrances are 100 percent natural, with alcohol fermented from corn and packaging made of recycled paper is only a bonus. It might not give you a buzz like a fine vintage, but it will leave you smelling much better.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
$20-$68 at demeterfragrance.com