If you’re trying to think of something different and original to buy for a horsey friend this Christmas, think about a pony-scented perfume?
A new range of scents could be just what you’re looking for if you miss the smell of your horse whilst at work or out and about night-clubbing. The company responsible for this rather weird idea, The Library of Fragrances, bottles everyday aromas, no matter how strange or unusual.
The company began life in the US in 1996 and began with just three scents; Tomato, Dirt and Grass. They now have over 300 different scents in their range and pongs vary from Gin & Tonic to Sunshine. Their range of equestrian-themed perfumes so far includes: Fresh Hay (“sweet and earthy”), Saddle (”well oiled, worn leather”), Riding Crop (“exciting, enticing, leather scent”) and Stable (“fresh hay, with just a hint of sweet animal sweat”).
The scents are all hand-bottled in the USA, and the company already has a massive following of loyal fans including experts in the fragrance industry and many celebrities. The idea, according to a spokesman for the company is to capture the real and actual smell itself rather than some nebulous essence of an aspirational idea. The Library of Fragrances offers real and familiar aromas that can be specially chosen to reflect just what the wearer wants, rather than what’s dictated to them by the designer or perfumer. You just have to ask yourself what you’d most like to smell, and they will create it for you. The existing equine fragrances can be blended too, so if you fancy a whiff of slightly warm horse and fresh, sweet meadow hay, it can be done.
While I do agree that it would be nice to open a bottle of scent and have a quick fix of a nice horsey pong if I was away from my four-legged friend for any length of time, I would draw the line at dousing myself in Riding Crop and boarding a crowded train or heading into the office for a day’s work!
Fragrances cost £15 for a 30ml bottle. Check out the website for more information and details of how to order.
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