Demeter has launched the Demeter Vintage Naturals Collection, a new series of fragrances highlighting particular harvests of natural materials and featuring all-natural ingredients. For this first set, the fragrances include Geranium, Rosebush, Mimosa, Patchouli and Lavender. Future sets will depend on the availability of suitable materials:
The production run was limited to 25,000 of each of the scents, for a total of 125,000 bottles, but Mark D. Crames, chief executive officer of Demeter, asserted the Vintage Naturals brand is not a limited edition concept. But — in the event there may not be particularly suitable crops next year — certain scents will not be recreated.
Geranium ~ "A floral masterpiece opening with Lavender, settling into Geranium and finishing with Patchouli and Cedar."
Rosebush ~ "A luscious blend of Chamomile Rose Absolute and Rose petals wrapped soft woods."
Mimosa ~ "An exciting and exclusive olfactory trip that surrounds Mimosa Absolute with notes of Basil, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Vanilla and Tonka Bean."
Patchouli ~ "An intoxicating fragrance that begins with Orange, Cardomon and Nutmeg, ending with Cedar, Vetivert and, of course Natural Patchouli."
Lavender ~ "Calming, soothing, soft and simply beautiful, this Natural Lavender is perfectly balanced with aspects of Orange, Lemon, Galbanum and expensive rare woods."
Update from Demeter: "Like all Demeter fragrances, these have no artificial color and the alcohol is naturally fermented from corn. In this case, however, the fragrance oil itself is 100% natural. The only thing that is not natural is 0.2% Bittex, a bitter taste agent used to denature the alcohol." The Vintage Naturals will be available at Sephora and on the Demeter website.