Dirt (1996)
by Demeter Fragrance Library


Dirt information

Year of Launch1996
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 103 votes)

People and companies

HouseDemeter Fragrance Library
Parent CompanyFreedom Marketing Group

About Dirt

One of Demeter Fragrance Library most popular fragrances is called "Dirt" and has crisp green notes and a mossy woody base, reminescent of dirt. The range also includes a shower gel, so you can proudly say "I clean myself with dirt!" Other Demeter Fragrance Library fragrances include "Grass", "Paint", "Greenhouse" and "Gingerbread".

Dirt fragrance notes

Reviews of Dirt

This does indeed smell like dirt if that is what you're after.

Hints of Demeter dirt can be detected in other Demeter scents such as thunderstorm. It however is very unique compared to scents from other houses.

I would never wear this scent alone, mostly because it is very one dimensional. It does however work very well layered with other scents, maybe something spicey or tobacco. If you're looking for something unusual then you have to give at least one of Demeter's earthier fragrances a try.

If you have a scent that is a little but too clean, then a little bit of dirt with solve the problem.
28th December, 2020
Smells of freshly turned dirt, soil, in a wooded area. Like someone just dug up a sapling to transplant elsewhere. Light green-ness. Big bunches of sunny-green moss. Rotting wood pieces. Dirt. Yes, dirt, fer sure.

It is what it is. Artsy. Not a real wearable fragrance for me. I give it 3 stars for its creativity. Not a long-laster on my skin.
10th March, 2019
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
In the opening note I get an aroma of soil indeed - garden compost meets forest soil. Alas, then I get and awfully chemical blast, but the latter fortunately proves to be transient.

For the rest of the time the soil impression prevails.

I get moderate sillage, adequate projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

A nice idea of an autumnal soil scent, but too synthetic at times and rather linear. Additionally, there is an underlying sweetish undertone that does not make it any more attractive. Not bad overall, though. 2.75/5.
06th April, 2018
Just judging this for what it is or supposed to be, it's nice and does smell like dirt. I also agree with other comments about "damp leaves". I'm also getting some florals. Yet another Demeter scent that reminds me of working outdoors, but this one is a bit cooler, feels like being out in the yard and working in fall when it's starting to transition to winter.

I get average projection.
18th March, 2018
Yup, dirt. This isn't the earthy dirt smell you get from some patchoulis, or the decaying wood forest dirt smell you get from some woody incense perfumes. Instead, it's the sweet clean smell of fresh potting soil.

That's pretty much it. I suppose this is less iconoclastic now than it was 20 years ago, but it's still fun and surprisingly wearable. Thumbs up!
18th August, 2017
This is indeed that unique & distinctive scent given off when the first drops of rain hit topsoil after a long dry spell. lt's earthy, yet fresh due to a touch of ozone, with hints of minty leaves & fruit. The fresher aspects fade after an hour or so, but it lingers as an earthy skin scent for a surprising eight hours, giving off nice little wafts, & ending in a faintly floral base.
Perhaps because l do a lot of gardening, this scent made me feel happy, as l do when l'm actually digging around in the dirt. lt truly lives up to its name, & is by far my favourite of the Demeters that l've tried. lt's very cleverly put together, quite complex, & much longer-lasting than Demeter's scents are reputed to be.
01st August, 2014

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