Perfume Sample Sets
Petrichor is the scent that is created when the rain hits dry ground after a long period of dry weather. Bacteria, plants and even lightning can all play a role in the pleasant smell we experience after a thunderstorm; that of clean air and wet earth. This scent has long been chased by scientists and even perfumers for its enduring appeal. First named by two Australian researchers in the 1960s, the warm, earthy fragrance we experience when rain hits dry ground is produced by bacteria. The phenomenon was first scientifically described in a March 1964 paper by Australian researchers Isabel Bear and Dick Thomas, published in the journal Nature. Thomas coined the term "petrichor". In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin (a metabolic by-product of certain actinobacteria), which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent. Ozone may also be present if there is lightning. Bear and Thomas knew they were not the first to identify or even extract it, they were just the ones to name it. It was already a signature fragrance being produced in Kannauj, a village in Uttar Pradesh, India in the 1960s and was called "mitti attar" (Earth's perfume). They have been capturing the scent of rain and still do it to this day.
You know how just before it rains, you can smell the rain? That's because the air becomes more humid and the ground begins to moisten. This process helps to speed up the activity of the actinobacteria and more geosmin is formed. When raindrops fall on the ground, especially porous surfaces such as loose soil or rough concrete, they will splatter and eject tiny particles called aerosols. The geosmin and other petrichor compounds that may be present on the ground or dissolved within the raindrop are released in aerosol form and carried by the wind to surrounding areas. If the rainfall is heavy enough, the petrichor scent can travel rapidly downwind and alert people that rain is soon on the way. The scent eventually goes away after the storm has passed and the ground begins to dry. This leaves the actinobacteria lying in wait – ready to help us know when it might rain again.
You will receive a 1/2ml sample (1ml sample vial filled half full) of each of the fragrances in this sampler. You also have the option of choosing a 1ml sampler.
Strangers Parfumerie Scotch Peat EDP - Scotch Peat is a dark, cozy fragrance inspired by Prin Lomros's travels around the Highlands and his visits to local whiskey distilleries. It is an earthy fragrance with the aromas of warm damp earth, curing fermenting hay and peaty booziness around the edges. With top notes of artemisia, candied and dried fruits, lavender absolute, malted barley, peat and wormwood; middle notes of cade, cypress absolute, honey, labdanum, leather, milk chocolate, orris, smoke, spruce and whiskey; and base notes of Atlas cedarwood, old oak barrel, clearwood, hay absolute, moss and tonka beans.
Olympic Orchids Night Flyer The Original Parfum - Humans think of bats as elusive, mysterious, almost supernatural creatures, silently gliding through the interface between light and darkness. To experience the life of one of these night flyers, take a trip to the Cockpit Country of Jamaica, a crater-filled lunar landscape covered with lush jungle. The entrance to a cave in the hillside is shrouded day and night by a swirling fog, created when the warm air of the outside world meets the cold breath of the dark chambers beneath, with its scent of deep-reaching tree roots, moist earth, and dripping limestone walls. At dusk the bat wakes and flies on delicate, leathery wings through the stony labyrinth seeking the balmy air outside. It drinks from a stream, feasts on the wild jungle figs that grow on the hillside, and enjoys the ripe bananas and other soft fruit that grow in the cultivated clearings near the village. Fully satisfied, it makes its way back to its roost where it snuggles with its warm companions, grooms itself meticulously, and falls asleep again, lulled by the clean, sweet scent of musky fur. With notes of sandalwood, olibanum wood, vetiver, furry musk accord, wet earth, damp air, mineral notes, resins, leather, figs, banana, soft tropical fruits.
Voronoi Deep Deep Down EDT - A very introverted fragrance with cool moss, sweet earth and vanilla silence in the drydown. It is a petrichor fragrance with a damp earthy note of soil that warms to a woody vanilla on your skin.
Frapin 1270 EDP - Named for the year the Frapin family established itself in the Cognac region of France (and continues to make cognac to this day), 1270 was created by Beatrice Cointreau, great granddaughter of Pierre Frapin. Together with Frapin's Cellar Master, she wanted to create a fragrance full of the scents surrounding the creation of cognac. The flowers of the once-proud Folle Blanche (a grape nearly extinct from the region), the vineyard grass, the wine warehouse, the rich smell of damp earth in the cellars, the wood of new casks, the loamy smell of humus where the ancestral cognacs are stored -- all these notes can be detected in 1270. With top notes of candied orange, nuts, raisins, plum, cocoa, tonka bean and coffee; middle notes of vine flowers, everlasting flower, linden blossom, pepper and spices; and base notes of woods, lignum vitae, honey and vanilla.
The Strange South Cold Season Perfume Oil - Chimney smoke, black ice, holly, pine and petrichor.
CB I Hate Perfume Soaked Earth Water Perfume - A loamy dirt scent, rich with rain. You can just imagine yourself planting flowers.
Hexennacht Fallen Angel Perfume Oil - Rain-soaked granite, mountain air, petrichor, and creeping ivy, damp earth.
Hexennacht Elemental Perfume Oil - Lush green cloverfields, dampened soil, petrichor, sunwarmed moss, wet pavement, ozone, and rain-soaked thunderheads.