Juniper Ridge Big Sur

  1. odysseusm
    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 (2015) 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.

    Notes: Salt air, Chaparral, Burnt honey, Camphor, Bay Laurel, Oak, Sage
  2. odysseusm
    Here's a point to note. Juniper Ridge makes (or made) a line called _Natural Room Spray_ . Steam-distilled EOs and distilled water.
    In comparison to the personal fragrance (which itself is quite assertive), the room spray is so powerful that I can't imagine anyone wearing it.
    Uber-camphoraceous, smoky, and rubbery. Quite interesting, and certainly ZAPS a room.
    So - caveat emptor, let the buyer beware.
  3. MonkeyBars
    Nice! Very interesting line. Loved my San Jacinto shower gel.
  4. scents or
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    on my skin the sage and the chapparal are more than just a hint and a suggestion, but certainly, as you said, it is overall "quite medicinal"
  5. odysseusm
    Rolling out the reviews of powerhouse &/or medicinal... next in the spotlight!
  6. odysseusm
    The camphor note gives a refreshingly cool morning breeze off the pine-laden rocky hills... Quite delightful for fans of ultra-realistic nature scents.
  7. junior_surgeon
    This one sounds great, I've only tried their coastal pine oil and found it to be pleasant but short-lived. About how long would you say it lasts on skin?
  8. odysseusm
    I find it last several hours for me.
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