Smells like… well, just spirit actually.

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 25 - 2011

I’m currently compiling a list of my top Autumn fragrances which naturally involves a little bit of pruning and today, I thought I’d show you one that just missed the billing.

Demeter Whiskey Tobacco is a fairly recent acquisition that caught me by surprise late one night as I was browsing some fragrance sites.  I love warm scents, so naturally, this time of year is like nectar to me.  I can douse myself in all my boozy ambers with the kind of abandon that hasn’t been witnessed since… oooh… March?

Demeter is a brand well-known for their fragrance library which encompasses many well-loved scents that would have passed under your nose at some point in time.  From Apple Pie to Laundromat, Mushroom(!) to Wet Garden – the range is exhaustive AND exhausting!

I couldn’t resist picking up a bottle of Whiskey Tobacco when I read the description…

We think this blend of Whiskey and Tobacco Smoke is a great masculine scent. And sometime it’s nice to be reminded of your Dad.

My father used to smoke a pipe and I was sure that if anyone were to capture that sweet, resinous scent unaltered and unapologetically, Demeter would probably be the ones to do it.  I love tobacco scents in general and was hoping this one wouldn’t disappoint!

Whiskey Tobacco, as you might imagine, is a full-on scent which I would (rubbishly) describe as less about ‘being in a smokey, boozy environment’ and more ‘alternating sticking your snout in a jar of whiskey / pouch of honeyed-tobacco’.  This distinction will obviously make you less repulsive-smelling to people around you who might not share your tastes for boozy/smoky scents but I will admit to missing the actual smokiness in this one.

Longevity is pretty poor, I get around 40 minutes tops before all traces have vanished into the ether.  However, whilst it does linger, sillage is brilliant.

Overall, it’s one to conjure memories and spritz randomly when you want a touch of (southern) comfort.  Priced at around $20 it’s cheap but not super-easy to get hold of in the UK.  E-scentialbeauty.com will ship internationally and also offer sample sizes on all Demeter scents so that you can try before you buy.

 Do you have any favourite Demeter scents?

 


9 Responses to “Smells like… well, just spirit actually.”

  1. Eeeeww yuck! I can’y imagine anything more disgusting than wanting to smell of tobacco and whisky! Yes I do drink but don’t smoke and I certainly don’t want to smell of it! Anyway every one to their own! My preference is for Theirry Mugler’s Angel :0)
    Great blog BTW :0)

  2. luxiehoney says:

    Oh my Godddddd Demeter! I love this brand 😀 I have a Margarita fragrance i picked up in NY, it literally smells like a sharp lime tequila, it’s incredible! That lasts a while on me, but that’s maybe the citrus element. Sounds quite yummy this one actually, I don’t smoke but I actually quite like the scent of it. Will have to check it out! xxx

  3. Tali says:

    Hate that we cant try them out here in person or get better delivery options!! But am a big fan of ‘thunderstorm’ and ‘cemetary’ yes im a morbid mtfkr! 😉

  4. Tali says:

    ps you must smell nice.. lots of perfume posts! :)

  5. Ms. Wedgie says:

    Holy crapola! I used to love Dementer fragrances! You used to be able to get them in the UK from Urban Apothacary but they stopped trading a while ago I think :( I used to love the Ginger ones…I think they did ginger ale and fresh ginger. Mmmmmmm lovely. It would be nice to see these being sold in the UK again! :)

  6. kelly says:

    My dad doesn’t smoke and doesn’t drink whiskey!

    Some of these scents sound really interesting, Apple Pie is right up my alley! I am sure I remember these being around when I was younger!

  7. I had to click on this when I saw the name of the fragrance-I tend to like eccentric scents like this too. I like those fireside-smelling candles too, but most people hate them. I like smoky smells too!

  8. Tina says:

    Oh, I remember seeing a perfume collection video on YT featuring a couple of these, and I have to admit, they sounded intriguing! Thx for the post, now I know where to get one, if I feel a little adventurous in the perfume department! 😀 x

Leave a Reply to luxiehoney

RANDOM

Butter London Shag NOTD

I’m starting to wonder if and when Butter London are gonna run out of these cutesy “British” slang terms… I reckon that when inspiration is …

All ur mums.

I still feel quite new at this motherhood lark and haven’t come to terms with the fact that after all these years, I’m now included …

Incoming! Get ready for another Elemis TSV on QVC this Saturday!

I know you ladies appreciate great British brands, good skincare, and a bit of a bargain.  Wanna hit the jackpot?  Well, Elemis have just announced …

Lanolips Lip Ointment

After suffering for the past 4 months with flaky, dry lips… I’ve finally found my cure.  Let me tell you a bit about it… Lanolips …

Prai o2 Infusion - effective but not without effects...

…side effects, that is. I was sent a tube of Prai’s new o2 Infusion last month which is described as an “innovative formula (which) contains …

Channeling my inner um... Dusty?

Yeah… I thought ‘Twiggy’ might be pushing it a bit. Thursday is Aussie night… Which as you can see… …is 60s night! I’ve been getting …

Are you missing out on some of your favourite blogs? #goodbyeGFC

If you do one thing today please check your blog subscriptions, update if necessary, and if you’re using the Blogger.com dashboard to read your favourite …

Essie Jazz NOTD

I broke ’em while bowling at the Sleek MakeUP do last week *sniff* Still, every cloud and all that… it gave me the opportunity to …

Advent Giveaway – Day 15

Palgantong One Touch BB Cream & Palgantong Theatrical Powder (love) Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 15th December.  Comments made after …

QUICK! Urban Decay NAKED palette back in stock at Debenhams!

Be quick guys, this really might be your last chance to nab one of these beauties now that the brand have pulled out of Boots. …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads