For Strange Women
For Strange Women November (in the Temperate Deciduous Forest) is inspired by the month of November with cabins and Lapsang Souchong tea brewing on the stove, leaves and mushrooms making a bed on the ground. Notes of pine, tea, mushroom, resins. Inspired by the burlesque beauties and Victoria darlings. This is a perfume oil.
For Strange Women is an indie perfume company located in Kansas City, Missouri. Their perfumes are made exclusively from plant aromatics. From the brand - "Although mainstream culture presents perfume as a cosmetic to conceal other scents or to make us more attractive, we seek instead to create a sensory ritual that provides a connection to nature through its ability to communicate with our senses. We find natural perfume to be genderless and feel that the scent signature of our skin should be complemented, not hidden. Most of all, For Strange Women perfume is intended be worn as a personal indulgence and source of inspiration."
The Redolent Mermaid - "Smoky, wood fires, crystallized pine sap and clumps of soil. The dry down reveals a serene veil of sunlit musk and woods in dappled light. Lovely."
Olfactory Obsessed - "There’s a feeling of desolation and loneliness, a heavy soulful mourning weighed down by the damp musty decaying leaves burrowed into the soil. It’s the smell of age and maturity, a pungent reminder that the cycle of life is about to end. Standing with your feet rooted in the ground, you can’t help but contemplate your own mortality and realize you are also aging like the trees. On the final drydown, a sweet resinous melody emerges lifting heavy silence and despair. It’s the smell of rebirth, the sweet promise of hope that someday life will begin anew."
Blackwell and Bone - "November is tied with Winter Kitty as my favorite item from this order. I love this scent. To me it absolutely invokes all the things that I love about its namesake month. It has a distinct sweet tea note (much like London Fog) but with a decidedly smokier, earthier quality where London Fog is more creamy and bright. November is how I'd hope my cabin in the woods would smell; dark and intriguing, but also warm and inviting."
Reddit - "This is bitter, foliage, black tea, wetness, and the vaguely reassuring groundingness of things foresty and nature. This scent starts off bracing and invigorating, then becomes calm and grounding."