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Losing All Common Sense with Demeter Fragrance Library

About 10-15 years ago when I was *gasp* a teenager, I remember seeing Demeter products at London Drugs and being fascinated by how accurately this company was able to capture the oddest and most unusual scents. I had all but forgotten about this company until a Cherry Blossom Roll-On by Demeter made its way into our December BB5 and I started perusing their website. Huge freakin’ mistake! In a good way of course ;-)Each scent can be purchased in all different sizes with the cheapest being the 0.5oz bottle at $6.00 and the 0.29oz roll-on perfume oil at $10.00. You can also get each scent in the form of body oils, lotions, room sprays and diffuser oils.

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The scent Grass really does smell like grass and comes complete with a story about…grass! It smells sweet and fresh like a freshly mowed lawn. Pink Lemonade is spot on and reminds me of sugary lemonade with a citrus kick. Angel Food smells absolutely delicious and is described by Demeter as containing “the critical ingredients of egg whites, sugar, vanilla and coconut. The coconut is a special touch, from a generations old Pennsylvania recipe, passed down through the family of our founding perfumer. It tastes as good as it smells, and it smells great!” Tomato is similar in scent to grass for me as it does smell fresh and “plant-like”. It’s not exactly mouth-watering like Pink Lemonade and Angel Food, but it’s pleasant all the same. I don’t think I would wear it as much though and I almost wish I had gotten it as a soap instead.

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And here is where I should have probably stopped shopping, but I remembered seeing a Sanrio collection in the Demeter Fragrance Library and then I saw a gift set for all six scents! The fragrances are in little 15mL bottles and are currently happily lined up on my dresser making friends with each other. Chococat is the scent of chocolate of course and cherries, Hello Kitty is apple-scented because her favourite food is apple pie, Little Twin Stars is described as a mixture of unusual and citrus fruits that are not specified and smells kind of like guava and mango to me, My Melody is almond and vanilla-scented, Bad Badtz Maru is a combination of unsweetened pineapple, cranberry, raspberry and honeydew melon and the Sanrio signature fragrance is inspired by the scent of a Sanrio store, a combination of Japanese fruit flavored gum and scented erasers. I KNEW I recognized that scent after a childhood using Sanrio erasers!

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As a bonus, with every purchase of $25 or more, Demeter included two roll-ons in Clean Linen and Clean Skin both of which smell fresh like laundry or a bar of soap. The only unfortunate thing with my order was that there was a brokerage charge of $23.45 on an order of $65.00. I know that anything over $20 is free game, but because this shipped via UPS, I know they are notorious for extra charges. I don’t know if I will order again because of the extra charges, but the products I received all smell so wonderful it might be hard to resist in the future!

Would any of you wear the scents I purchased? What would you get from Demeter?

29 comments

  1. I keep seeing the display at RCSS and I have been tempted a couple times to pick up a couple of these! I used to use these as a teenager as well ;)

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    1. So I wasn't the only one!! LOL

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    2. You most definitely were not lol!
      I used to nag my mom to buy these for me all the time hehe

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  2. I remember wanting to get my hands on Demeter so badly as a teen, but no stores anywhere near me sold it! I have a few of these scents, but I'm thinking Hello Kitty might be next on my list.

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  3. Without actually smelling them would be hard to choose, but definitely anything floral and light would be right up my alley ^^

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    1. I know what you mean. I just stuck with scents that were safe.

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  4. AWWW the packaging is soo cute!

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    1. Isn't it? I just could not resist!

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  5. I have seen them countless times at Super Store, I definitely need to stop and browse their selection the next time:)

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    1. Demeter has some really great scents that I've never seen before. Definitely worth checking out!

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  6. I will be going by a Walgreens in a couple of weeks, and I think they carry Demeter fragrances, so I will be doing some sniffing then. :-) The sweet scents are very tempting to me.

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    1. Happy sniffing! I am a sucker for sweet scents!

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  7. the sanrio ones bring back elementary school memories lol. they sound great but woah..the duties costs.. how long lasting are these on the skin?

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    1. On me just about four hours I'd say? Yeah... the duties really sucked big time...

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  8. Omg the Sanrio collection is adorable! <3

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  9. mmm I like the smell of fresh cut grass. I hate mowing it but love the smell. I find it cool that there is a grass scented perfume. I would probably use it as room spray though. :) Does Clean Linen smell like fresh hung laundry from the clothesline? LOL I used to love smelling the sheets when my mom would hang them outside.

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    1. That's exactly what it smells like! Fresh laundry! I love the smell of grass too and have only mowed one lawn in my life so I know what you mean!

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  10. Ahh, I love that Sanrio collection! So adorable! And Clean Skin / Clean Linen seems right up my alley. It's pretty quiet in the office right now, may have to spend my morning on the Demeter website haha. Boo for brokerage charges, though :( x

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    1. Lol! I hope you had a fun time browsing. There are tons of scents!

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  11. Grass! I love the smell of freshness :)

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    1. ooh me too! I've loved it since I was a kid!

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  12. Seriously - how fun is the Sanrio collection?!?!? But UPS? Boo. When I ordered from Merlot (skin cream company based in Texas) and they only shipped UPS, I emailed them, explained the situation and they shipped my parcel USPS. Maybe demeter would do the same next time?

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    1. That's a good idea Margo I'll tell them that next time I order.
      And yeah totally fun!

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  13. NO DON'T TEMP ME WITH THE SANRIO COLLECTION D: And they have Jelly Belly ones... ahhhh!

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    1. The jelly belly ones were on my list too but it was getting a little crazy in my shopping Cart!

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  14. good to know about the brokerage!! i've been tempted to order from the site too - i've only started noticing the stand at Superstore only last year! i had no idea they have been around for so long!
    you definitely got some unique scents here! have you tried wearing them together?

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  15. omg these scents seem so fun! Haha I can imagine the Sanrio scent!! Aw I miss using Sanrio accessories!

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