Hi danyellabelly - “dirt, soil, earth” - talk about giving me a task to “dig into”, kee-yuk! The tricky part was keeping the recommendations fairly accessible - things you might find at a department store or a Sephora. If you up your budget and go niche, you could explore the soil-dusted patchouli and spiced vanilla of Chanel Coromandel, or head-clearing salty grasses of The Different Company Sel de Vetiver. And there’s a whole earthy world from there. But I thought I’d give you a break and start cheaper.
i would like to know if u ever come across a fragrance that smells like soil, earth, wet dirt, rocks. if possible i would like to smell like that.
To address your geological fragrance needs, I’m conjuring the dirt with patchouli, the earth with vetiver and tobacco, the rocks with salty mineral notes and wetness with aquatic notes. My A-number-1 choice for you is Demeter Dirt, which is wonderful and smells like rich, fertile soil after the rain. It doesn’t have a lot of staying power, but it’s inexpensive, so you can just spray on more when it fades out.
Here are my other thoughts for you:
Hermès Terre d'Hermès (dry, woody vetiver)
Gap The Original (leather, plum, cedarwood)
Tom Ford Black Orchid (aquatic, earthy, inedible cocoa)
Lolita Lempicka Fleur de Corail (salty musk, Nag Champa incense, woods)
Narciso Rodriquez Musc for Him Oil (earthy musk & cement-y iris)
Kenzo Pour Homme (marine notes & mossy woods)
Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert (dry tobacco & citrus)
You’ll note that there’s a lot of skipping back and forth across the men’s and women’s aisles for these, but that’s OK – Mother Earth belongs to all of us.
Can anyone else suggest dirt and rock perfumes for danyellabelly? I’d be interested to hear which niche options would apply, too. Off the top of my head, I’d say Profumum Thundra, with its mushroomy wet leaves, would be a doozy.