Perhaps more popular in gin,
Juniper berry sits atop
Fougères and some bright, “masculine”
Perfumes where sharpness hits the spot.
It’s more of a spice than a fruit.
Aromatic in a piney
Way. To me, lemony—that’s moot.
It’s pungent. Keep the dose tiny.
The extract is thick and yellow,
Though most of the “berries” are blue.
Within seed cones on trees they grow.
Junipers are evergreen, too.
Juniper berry is a challenging ingredient for me, as I haven’t been able to get it to work well in a blend. Of examples I’ve smelled, I wasn’t too keen on Maison Francis Kurkdjian Gentle fluidity (Silver) or Le Labo’s new Baie 19, and was surprised to see it in Atelier Cologne Clémentine California (my favorite from the house so far—but it’s mostly orangey and woody).
What are your favorite perfumes with juniper berry?