Juniper Ridge Backpacker's Cologne: Siskiyou

  1. odysseusm
    Notes (from Juniper Ridge site):
    "Warm ginger, spicy cedar, driftwood, citrus, deep conifer forest, mountains and rivers without end."

    This is a distinctive scent. I should like it more. It has a rich, "plump", sort of musky quality that I can't quite identify and which I assume is the Siskiyou Cedar. It is not unpleasant, yet it doesn't fully appeal to me.
    Scent starts with a good lemon-citrus note. It quickly develops that rich note. I really struggle to describe it. It is something like fruit, perhaps tinned pineapple (tart with a metallic tang) or star fruit. But when I say "fruity" I don't mean it reminds me exactly of those fruits, rather those fruits share a weight/heft/quality with this scent. Perhaps the ginger adds to the mix.
    It settles into a light and vaguely coniferous scent. It is OK, and certainly worth a try. But this one was not bottle-worthy for me.
  2. odysseusm
    I kind of get it... the vision of the label. But really, just give us the notes and not the puffery.
    "...deep conifer forest, mountains and rivers without end..."
    Would like to understand how they collect those mountains and rivers, squeeze them down and extract their essence.
    However, I'll post a new review tomorrow. :P
  3. odysseusm
    This is a very distinctive scent. I feel that I should like it more. I don't mind that it is very coniferous, very terpenic. We are in Conehead territory, after all. It is certainly very natural smelling, quite foresty and at times woody. There are no florals to distract. And, it is very green. So why don't I care for it more?
    It has that difficult to characterize, "plump" quality. A kind of heaviness or density that I struggle with.
    I assume that the distinctive characteristics of Siskyou Cedar are at work. Slightly sweet, terpenic, dusky. A woody note flickers in and out.
    What occurs to me today is the somewhat heavy, plasticky smell of plasticine is an analogue to what I find here. Not exactly the same, but a point of comparison.
    Every Conehead should try it. I'd be interested in what others think.
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