The world's smallest tectonic plate, and it's doomed, so doomed...just off the coast of Washington and Oregon in the US, the last remnant of what was once the mighty and puissant Farallon Plate is being subsumed into the Earth's mantle as we speak. Right this very instant. One day it will disappear completely, leaving the North America Plate to forge head-on against the ever-expanding Pacific. Dread and woe!
Assuming that the North America and Pacific plates keep moving at rate they are now, though, that day is actually about seven million years or so in the future. So this scent is actually pretty robust and not very sad at all. In six and a half million years, we may need to change the recipe.
Ocean mint, patchouli, subducted basalt, and fossil woods.
Posted by LadyRutile on 24th Jan 2017
Please make this in soap. Bought in 2013 and almost out; but when I reach for scent, this is it.
Posted by Davinia on 28th Jan 2016
On me at first, the scent of this one hits like an earthquake, rocky, tumultuous and loud (in a scent that kinda translates as spicy).
It has grit and POWER behind it on the dry down, it's got this minty touch, but it's down and dirty in a good way - the patchouli comes out a bit more throughout the day - my body chemistry seems to have a knack for amping that up.
It's my go-to scent for when I have to be all in-charge and wearing my leaderpants.
Posted by Basil-kun on 15th Aug 2014
Spearmint and pine, with a smoky layer like rocky dust from dirt roads. I like how unique it is, but it's not my cup of tea.
Posted by Susie C. on 18th Jun 2013
This had the makings of a very interesting scent that I'd like, but unfortunately something about smelling it gave me a headache! In the bottle, it's a nice earthy mint, but when it was on my skin, it turned into an unpleasantly strong licorice-sort of mint, with a side of rocks. Not my thing!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Dec 2012
This smells like spice-drop candy! It's sweet but spicy, and kind of fades between brisk spearmint/wintergreen, spicy cinnamon/anise, and deep cardamom/allspice flavors of spice drops with just the faintest hint of a more heady, woody scent backing it all.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Jul 2012
I got the same effect as the first poster. It goes on a refreshingly minty black iced tea (great for feeling energized in the morning!), and later in the day the mild crushed rock smell comes forward. Reminds me of the fossil/rock section of natural history museums :) I love this one already.
Posted by Jangalian on 12th May 2012
The best way I can describe this smell is a strong whiff of black, black tea with a slight twist of mint. There's some other smell, maybe earth, in it and gives it a frothy undertone.
When you first put it on, you'll be assaulted by a breath of minty black tea, and as it calms down, the tea scent retreats and the earth comes forward, helping to calm that dark bitter note. It's like enjoying an ice cold glass of black tea with a sprig of mint as the plate crumbles under your feet. Love it!