Imaginary Authors - Saint Julep
Saint Julep is the rare mint fragrance that doesn't make you think of toothpaste. Instead, it turns to the theme of mint in the context of a sparkling cocktail, and it works so completely that it is difficult not to be charmed by it. It is inspired by the following story: "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."--attributed to author Milton Nevers, Imaginary Authors. Aromatic and sweet, Saint Julep drenches sugary mint leaves in rum and seltzer water for a result that is delicious, but also carefree, sparkling, and light. We think it's the perfect fragrance for summer, and especially for when the big hand inches closer to cocktail o' clock.
Notes: tangerine, mint, sugar, magnolia, whiskey, ambergris, watery notes