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Big Sur
by Juniper Ridge


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Minty, misty, ocean: Mist climbing the sage gardens of California’s central coast. Cypress and Monterey Pine pitch in black soil rife with mushrooms. Deep redwood canyons giving way to endless wildflower meadows under Junipero Serra Peak.

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This is one of the best wood tar fragrances I've smelled. It's very woody and has a slight sweetness in the tar, but this is not a pretty sweetness, but a thick, tarry one. I also get some of the sage that odysseum has noted in his review, but my bottle is the earlier flask version. Like all of the Juniper Ridge fragrances, I would say that this is very masculine by conventional perfume standards. Also like all Juniper Ridge fragrances, it lasts quite a long time if you let it get on your cotton t-shirt as opposed to just your skin. Definitely something to try if you're a fan of wood tar. I'd even go so far as to say it's a safe blind buy in that case, but only in that case. Personally, I love it.
02nd July, 2015
This is a powerful, assertive, masculine scent.
Note that Juniper Ridge forages its raw materials and renders its oils. Thus it is likely that batches will vary from year to year. This is batch 2104-5, purchased in 2014. I say this because looking at this year's product on the website, the bottle is different (cylinder rather than flask) and the notes listed are different.

Has a slightly salty opening, but the main and fairly enduring feature is a HIGHLY camphoraceous note. Brisk, substantial, quite medicinal in style. I like it -- but be warned! Hint of rubber and smoke. Bay-leaf emerges, with a green and dusky style. Scrubby vegetation (the chaparral) is suggested, and hints of sage (another dusky note) appear.

It is a big ol' scent, and not afraid to throw its weight around. Quite distinctive, and certainly conveys a very natural vibe.
19th June, 2015 (last edited: 20th June, 2015)

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