Let’s dance around a smoked-out beach bonfire, skin anointed with sticky citrus char. Firewater is part of their new Scottish Odyssey Collection. It is an exploration of the folklore and mystery ingrained in Scotland's past and present. A contemporary fantasy built around the everyday; extending beyond geography into attitude, humour and culture. Grounded and earthy, joyful and irreverent. With impression notes of black tea, juniper berry, nettle, grapefruit, beardtongue, osmanthus absolute, ginger, bracken and larch; and fade notes of birchwood, sugar kelp, guaiacwood, vetiver, oakwood, benzoin, labdanum absolute and peat accord. It is an extrait de parfum.
Jorum Studio fragrances are vegan, phthalate free, and hand-made in Edinburgh, Scotland.
cafleurebon: Off the Isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides we are at the mercy of a natural phenomenon near Islay: home to world-renowned rich, peaty whisky beloved all over the globe. I do love a wee dram of smoldering aged single malt, and Euan McCall’s rendition is a hearty, venerable one: sat in oaken casks for years, tingling with spicy and leathery notes (black tea, juniper berry, ginger, osmanthus, birch, guaiacwood and labdanum) and bracken. I don’t know how he achieved it, but I smell the salt ocean which surrounds these isles as surely as if he sequestered it within my tumbler.
Fragrantica: You're a cave painter making ink by the fire, howling at the moon. Your face is covered in ashes, dripping with sweat from the work. You light an oiled torch before making your way into a chasm, and with your charred writing stick in hand, you wonder what you'll find in the darkness. You wonder if your remains will ever be found.
Fragrantica: Super smoky, in a fiery type of way (ie: not incense or tobacco). The opening smells reminiscent of a sweeter version of Zoologist Dinosaur to me. Overall though, it's extremely unique - I've rarely smelled anything else that I would consider close to this. Very intense, but great if you love these type of "authentic fire" scents, which I do. Although juniper is listed in the top notes, it smells a lot like full on cade oil. As it progresses, it actually gets a bit sweeter in the middle phase. The osmanthus gives it an apricot-like lightness on top of the smokey woods, like an opening in a clearing with some sun filtering in. I'm not getting any noticeable black tea (which is more than fine with me), and the "seaweed" note in the notes pyramid is actually "sugar kelp" according to the real product page. I'm not sure how different that is, but I'm guessing a little bit sweeter (and 'regular' kelp is different than seaweed too). I don't usually like the smell of seaweed, and I'm not really getting any here, which is nice. As it dries down, it stays smoky but in more of a "drinking a glass of gingerale next to a wooden log burning in a fireplace" type of way. I love it from start to finish!