Due to a new release and I guess general boredom that journalist feel during late summer, I’ve been hearing lots about a new perfume with a marijuana accord. This has inspired me to create a guide to perfumes inspired by marijuana and those that proudly display Mary J as an accord.
My guide comes right in time with the 22nd annual Hempfest held in Seattle. But, this year will be wackier than ever (or that’s my predication). As it’s now “legal” since Washington state voters passed I-502. The police will be handing out munchies with the law’s guidelines. So, yeah, this weekend I get to deal with 200,000+ pot fans in my ‘hood…
One of the issues with living where I do is that I can’t walk out of the condo without smelling weed. I mean the pigeons are so high they don’t even move when they see mean ‘ole Moxi Brown coming down the sidewalk. And she was a stray in her past life, I’m sure she’s dined on pigeons before…they need to flee. Anyway, I really don’t like the smell of marijuana. I have no desire for a straightforward weed fragrance but I do think it can add something to more complex compositions. In my guide, you’ll find the straightforward stuff as well as more subtle uses of marijuana in perfume. I don’t care if you want to smell like weed, I’m not going to judge.
High on Perfume
Neela Vermeire Trayee EDP – I absolutely love this fragrance. The entire line is wonderful. Trayee is a complex and bewitching blend with notes jasmine, saffron, spices and yes, even “ganja”. The base is smoky incense. The best way I can describe Trayee is as a smoky floral. This is my favorite from my guide. The 1.9 oz bottle retails for $260 at Luckyscent.
Smell Bent Mountain High EDT – This is pretty much what the forests of Washington smell like. Weed and evergreens. And lavender. This is a very weed-centric fragrance. Full review. Retails for $45 at Smell Bent. (not pictured)
Smell Bent Hungry Hungry Hippie EDT – Pot brownies. And some patchouli. The 1.7 EDT retails for $45 at Smell Bent. (not pictured)
Kinski EDT – Smoky woods, marijuana and skunky vetiver. Not one for everyone, that’s for sure but when it works, it works. The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $140 at Luckyscent.
Parfumerie Generale Cozé EDT – Peppery, spicy woods over a delicious sweetness. Smoky cannabis. It’s cozy. The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $100 at Luckyscent.
Aedes de Venustas EDP (2012) – Out of all of the perfumes on this list the one that smells the most truly like weed to me is this one. It’s green, skunky weed and rhubarb with incense. I’ve had people hug me while I wear this and say, “Have you been smoking?” or that one time my husband came home around noon on a sunny yet cool day. I had the windows open and forgot that I had sprayed this about an hour before. He comes in says, “At noon, Victoria, really?!” and I still think he doesn’t believe that it was this perfume. It was the perfume. The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $245 at Aedes de Venustas.
Aether Arts Roll in the Grass Perfume Oil – This is inspired by Burning Man and “firsts”. Firsts like smoking weed. Roll in the Grass is a green chypre with herbs, patchouli and oakmoss. And of course, a rather subtle marijuana accord. This is one to try if you like classic chypres. The 1/3 oz perfume oil retails for $91 at Aether Arts.
Demeter Cannabis Flower Cologne – It’s a sheer pot floral. Oddly wearable but doesn’t last on the skin very long. It makes a nice room spray. The 1 oz cologne retails for $20 at Demeter.
DSH Perfumes Le Smoking EDP – This is a fragrance in the YSL Retrospective Collection. This one is inspired by the “Le Smoking” tuxedo. This is a vintage-style green chypre with spices, tobacco and yes, even marijuana. It’s one to try if you like vintage “dark” chypres. The 1 oz retails for $125 at DSH Perfumes.
Il Profumo Cannabis – Cherry almond tobacco and marijuana and amber. It’s more amber than marijuana but that’s OK. The 1.7 oz retails for €89 at Il Profumo.
Fresh Cannabis Santal EDP – It’s not really cannabis-y but that’s the inspiration. It’s a dark patchouli with chocolate, florals and berries. It’s modern hippie. It smells great for the price retailing for $38 for 1 ounce at Sephora.
Nasomatto Black Afgano Parfum Extrait – I don’t really get weed from this one but some people do. I get more woods and damp tobacco and some coffee. It’s a cult classic and you can’t say that the name didn’t have anything to do with it The 1 oz bottle retails for $185 at C.O. Bigelow.
House of Matriarch Blackbird Perfume – This is a dark complex woodsy fragrance with sandalwood, salty seaweed, rugged leather and cannabis. This smells so good on my husband. The 8ml roll-on retails for $120 at House of Matriarch.
BioScent by dupetit Cannabis EDT – My disclaimer is that I’ve never sniffed this one but it was described to me by a friend as “jasmine and bud” which I admit makes me want to smell it. It’s been around since 1981 and it’s supposed to be 100% natural…that’s right, real weed! The 1.7 EDT retails for €79 at BioScent. (not pictured)
YOSH Omniscent EDP – This is like Dior Poison at a hippie music festival. It’s a powdery, spicy fragrance with tuberose, lilac, marijuana and vanilla. It’s big glamorous perfume. Full review. The 1.7 oz EDP retails for $110 at Luckyscent.
Rich Hippie Marijuana EDP – OK, so this isn’t really a marijuana fragrance but that’s what is in the name! It’s for those that like the idea but would rather smell like ylang and citrus. The 1/6 oz roll-on retails for $48 at Rich Hippie.
And other stuff:
And here’s the other stuff for when you want to smell weed but not smell like it.
Juliette Has a Gun Mary Jane candle – Here’s a candle that smells like doobie. I actually like it but I won’t buy it since I can just open my windows. Full review. Retails for $58 at Luscious Cargo. (not pictured).
Malin + Goetz Cannabis candle – This is a dark, peppery woodsy fragrance. It’s really good and these candles have great throw and burn evenly. Retails for $52 at Beauty.com.
Jonathan Adler Hashish candle – Now if smelling like weed isn’t enough, get this candle. It’s weed decor. The vessel is white porcelain with pot leaves. The fragrance is a spiced patchouli. Retails for $68 at Jonathan Adler.
Aedes de Venustas candle (2012) – If you want a realistic smelling weed candle to confuse your friends and family, buy this candle. Retails for $85 at Aedes de Venustas.
And of course, your local headshop will have tons of cheaper marijuana scented incense sticks for you. They may have a little something else for you too…
That’s my guide and as always, I leave things out. If you know of any that I’m missing, please let us know in the comments!