Indie brand Imaginary Authors has launched Saint Julep. Like the other fragrances in the line, it was inspired by an imaginary book by an imaginary author.
On the outskirts of Clarksdale, Mississippi, at the end of a secluded dirt road sat a small ramshackle church. It was not a place of worship but rather where many went to seek refuge during impoverished times. Legend has it the structure was transported to the wild mint field by hand, hoisted on the shoulders of two dozen men. The outside remained simple and nondescript but the interior was aglow with pilfered neon signs, Christmas lights, and a jukebox donated by the sheriff’s son. It was a distinctly secular place where locals who knew where to find it could share moonshine, socialize, and dance their troubles away. They called their ramshackle juke joint Saint Julep and the oral histories compiled within paint a picture of that magical place where “the smiles was always free and salvation had the distinct smell of sweet mint.”
WHEN TO WEAR: When the weight of the world seems too much to bear, a prayer to Saint Julep will not only soothe, it will give you the aplomb to keep marching forward.
The notes include sweet mint, tangerine, Southern magnolia, bourbon, grisalva (amber molecule), sugarcube and crushed ice.
Imaginary Authors Saint Julep is available in 14 ($38) or 50 ($95) ml Eau de Parfum.
I actually love this line, and it’s very well done. I own two to date but this particular one does not speak to me.
I have only spent 3 minutes with it, but I like it so far. Lighter and fresher than I expected.
Love this one, fresh as hell and perfect for warm weather!
Ha, see above
Great minds, same gutters etc…..????????????❤️❤️
This sounds really lovely! I’ve always found this line compelling but I don’t know it as well as I would like. I had a sample of Bull’s Blood ages ago that I found pretty off putting at first, but the scent of it lingered on my favorite leather jacket for weeks and was completely intoxicating.
And most of the fragrances are not as “demanding” as Bull’s Blood.
Ordered a sample this morning, I am a fan of Imaginary Authors and mint juleps. I was thinking of ordering a travel size bottle of Soft Lawn this summer, have to see which one I like more.