SYNOPSIS: 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 are always free and salvation had the distinct smell of sweet mint.”
HOW IT WEARS
Opening with the scent of just-picked leafy mint accompanied by the bright zest of tangerine, after a little while on the skin and Saint Julep’s heart notes of sugared magnolia and warm, boozy bourbon appear. The dry down is a refreshing yet hearty sweet southern cocktail that lasts on the skin for 4-6 hours.
To us, Saint Julep is the scent of a Southern Belle – they’re super sweet and charming with impeccable manners… but also wouldn’t mind a swig from the communal bourbon flask at the local line dance. This fragrance is the perfect marriage of fresh, green aromatics with warmer gourmand notes, and it really can be worn all year round for that reason!
ABOUT THE BRAND
First launched in 2012, in Portland, Oregon, Imaginary Authors offers wildly unique fragrances, born from the concept of scent as art and art as provocation.
Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. Inside each bottle is a layered narrative sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrance that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal story. They not only invigorate and intoxicate, but transport you to new, unexplored places… just follow your nose.
Imaginary Authors’ fragrances are composed using a harmonious blend of essential oils, absolutes, isolated molecules, safe synthetic molecules, C02 oils, and resins. Free of parabens and phthalates, they abstain from animal testing and are totally vegan. Designed to be worn by anyone and everyone, their fragrances are totally genderless.
Each Imaginary Authors fragrance follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists. Every scent comes with its own fictional synopsis, but it’s up to the wearer bring the story to life.
These are scents to curl up with, to share with friends, to take with you wherever you go, and to return to again and again for a uniquely transcendent olfactory experience.
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