Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You smell like dirt!

An insult hurled at a gardener? Nope. A complement actually, if you’re wearing Dirt by Demeter…

My friend JJ recently started carrying these fragrances at her shop, Digs. I went in pretty certain I’d grab Wet Garden, after all that is one of my favorite scents…

But then I had to smell them all! Earthworm…

Tomato…

And of course Mildew…

And I couldn’t decide.

So I went home smelling like Wet Garden to see if it passed the long term test, nah…didn’t love it. I need to go back and spray myself with Mildew. How many times are you gonna read someone say that? Right…never.

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26 comments:

  1. Perfect gifts for the unconventional woman of today!

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    1. I wanted to say something about it being a great Mother's Day gift but then I realized I might sound like a commercial and I didn't want that.

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  2. If you sprayed yourself with the third scent pictured, Andrew could say that you're one hot tomato! I've never smelled earthworm before. What fun. I also like the idea of using tillandsias in votive candle holders - so many possibilities!

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    1. You've never smelled earthworm? Oh I want to have fun with that but I'm gonna be a good girl.

      Did you visit Digs when you were in Portland back when we first met? I remember you said you visited Alberta St but can't remember if that was one of your stops.

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    2. Oh the restraint. Impressive. Yup, I sought out Digs that time as I'd read about it on your blog!

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  3. Oh my what names! Although they're quite cool names too! Love the packaging and presentation btw. Do let us know if Mildew passes the longevity test.

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  4. I think somebody spilled some of one of those in my basement...

    ...you just have to guess which one. :)

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    1. It's gotta be the mildew...lucky you!

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  5. I think the concept is fabulous, and I'm sure the fragrances are fresh and lovely, but I'd have a hard time buying a scent called Mildew. But stranger things have happened: My sister practically twisted my arm to get us to meet her at a restaurant over in the King neighborhood called Grain & Gristle (eeeew.) Now you can't keep us away from G&G!

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    1. Andrew had the same reaction to G & G, and loved it!

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  6. I bought my daughter Blonde Tabac. Didn't think I could top that, but you just proved me wrong.

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    1. And I had to look up Blonde Tabac as I hadn't a clue...

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  7. How about "Pond Muck"? Now there is one I would buy :)

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    1. I think you've got a winner there.

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  8. How funny and clever. Pond Muck is good. How 'bout "Essence of Compost"?

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  9. These are intriguing. Does the tomato one smell like the fruit or the foliage? I like the smell of dirt. Last night I filled my car up with all the plants that I brought down to Jenni (Rainy Day Gardener), and this morning it smelled wonderful! Kind of rainforest-y.

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    1. Both and neither. How's that for an answer?

      Opening the door of a greenhouse and getting hit with that warm earth smell is indeed one of the best scents on earth, in my opinion.

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  10. I would be interested in Essence of Compost. But, rainforest would be a lovely scent too. I will admit, I never thought I would see a fragrance called 'Earthworm'. That is uh, pretty exceptional. Cheers, Jenni

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    1. Who know's maybe someday you might be wearing 'earthworm'....?

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  11. I love, love, love Demeter fragrances! I don't know if they're still making Grass, but I loved it. Dirt was another favorite. Both the spas I worked at in the 90's carried the line and it brought me much joy.

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    1. I think once upon a time I owned a bottle of Grass, or maybe I'm confusing it with the Gap scent...which I also loved.

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    2. Checking the Demeter website I see they do still make it! If my memory is serving me correctly, the grass fragrance that was (still is?) carried at the Gap was originally made by a small company that was also carried at one of the spas. I LOVED it, along with some of the other scents. They came in an aluminum spray can. I was not happy when they sold out and we could no longer carry it.

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