She settled on an icy cocktail of Scotch pine, blue spruce, French lavender and black cardamom, which she began selling in 2013 at just three local boutiques. She sold 100 bottles of Winter in less than a week and suddenly had more orders than she could fill.
“There is a whole back-to-the-earth movement going on with the aesthetic elite right now — potato sack dresses, neutral colors, less grooming,” Ms. Rader said. “People want the perfume equivalent of slow cooking.”
— Perfumer Samantha Rader of Dasein on her Winter fragrance. (We have not reviewed Winter, but Jessica did review Winter Nights, which Ms. Rader developed with Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors.) Read more at This Winter, Don’t Just Sit by a Crackling Fire. Smell Like It, Too at The New York Times. Hat tip to Karen B!