Juniper Ridge, Backpacker's Cologne
Juniper Ridge’s fragrances aren’t just wilderness inspired, they’re actually produced from the wilderness. As founder Hall Newbegin states, "it’s really about getting the good out of the plants and into a shelf-stable ingredient that can be worn. So we take plants and mash them up, we steam distill wild mushrooms, we put dirt in alcohol, we light bonfires on beaches and smoke ingredients to bring in earthiness."
Newbegin’s scents are made from foraged flora and fungi and vary from woods to woods and trail to trail. So ingredients for their Big Sur Backpacker Cologne came from Big Sur itself — the woody, green oceanside right off Highway 1 — and is entirely different from their solid Mojave Trail Resin Cologne, with its distinct air of pine and cedar sourced in the desert.
Their earthy scents range from origins in the Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon to California’s Sierra Nevadas, a uniquely wild art of fragrance in either bottle or tin.
[Starting at $35; JuniperRidge.com]