MadHat Scents is a great line of fragrances that I found through Basenotes. I originally purchased a couple of Ryan's scents just for myself but fell so in love that I wanted to share them with all of our customers!
Ryan's mission was to create a unique fragrance experience for his customers while creating scents that could not be found anywhere else. MadHat Scents began as a one man personal project to create scents that were not available in both niche and mainstream markets. Initially he had no intention of selling his fragrances - they were created just for himself and a few friends. After realizing the increasing demand for all things different, stemmed from an uprising in artisan perfume houses using high quality ingredients and increase in department store duplicates, he chose to make them available in limited releases. He created 600ml batches of his scents (all extraits created at 30%) and when they were gone, they were gone. His scents would actually sell out in about two months and new fragrances were released shortly after he had run out of a scent. Sometimes he would choose to release similar scents at a later date depending on demand but they all would have a different dimension. Sadly, Ryan has decided to stop making his fragrances for the time being.
Peel is a limited edition Summer fragrance. The notes in this fragrance are all things that Ryan cherishes and remembers from his childhood and summers in the Midwest. Tall corn stalks, a glass of orange juice after a long, hot baseball game, grass so freshly cut you can smell the dampness from last night's thunderstorm and crushed candy that lies on the hot curb from the local July 4th parade. The full listing of notes for Peel is orange, bergamot, grapefruit, pineapple, Haitian vetiver, cedar, sandalwood, amyris, cypress, lemongrass, juniper berry, birch leaf, fir needle, spearmint and elemi.