Juniper Ridge: Winter Redwood Backpacker’s Cologne
A sample of Juniper Ridge Winter Redwood Backpacker’s Cologne landed in my hands a little over a week ago, and consequently has been met with curious fascination and many smiles as I walk the urban trail of office, street, and subway. It is the tail end of a very rough winter for many east coasters, and somehow Winter Redwood has allowed me to endure it for a little more as it reminds me of the stillness of winter. This time Juniper Ridge is fascinated by Mt. Tam, for short or Mt Tamalpais, (it means coastal mountain) that rests in Marin County, California. Their wild-crafting has lead them to Mt.Tam’s fragrant botanics from its unexplored trails. Winter Redwood Backpacker’s Cologne is a part of their seasonal wilderness perfume series called Field Lab, produced in extremely small batches, and has yielded a limited 300 1 oz bottles. The handwritten description above is from Wilderness Perfumer, Chief Story Teller, and Field Lab Van Driver, Obi Kaufman here he intricately describes the formula that he tells me he wrote next to the campfire-wow. Follow it here: http://juniperridge.com
My take: Rugged pine, wet earth, herbaceous sage, sunshine, citrus. I can almost taste it, initially strong. I smell bark, pine, and mentholated textures. Its palette is dark and rough. On the skin its evolution becomes light and delicate. Slap it on. A raucous start. A harmonious end.