Juniper Ridge formulates Wilderness Perfume by distilling and extracting fragrance from wildflowers, plants, bark, moss, mushrooms, and tree trimmings that they harvest on the trail. All products are named for the wild places they come from. They are building a new fragrance grammar of the American West. Their company is built on the simple idea that nothing smells better than the forest and that the only way to bring this beauty home is to
HARVEST- …if it comes from nature, it is going to change… Unlike synthetic fragrances, these wilderness perfumes are extracted from real, native-plant sources.
PROCESS- They crawl around in mountain meadows, smell the wet earth beneath fir trees, and try to determine exactly what those scent notes are in the wind sweeping over a glacier. They conceive of fragrances throughout the West, on dirt roads and trails, around campfires, and formulate in their Oakland, California workshop. All to capture the beauty of the Mojave Desert at sunrise, a thick blanket of fog draping the wildflower gardens of Big Sur, or a late-season, sun-baked, snow carved, glacial canyon high in the Sierra Nevada.
FORMULATION- All Juniper Ridge products are 100% Natural and produced using old perfume making techniques including distillation, tincturing, infusion and enfleurage. A hundred years ago, all perfumes were made this way. Today they continue to handle every step of the process themselves, from beginning to end. These formulas vary from year to year and harvest to harvest, based on rainfall, temperature, exact harvesting location, and season. The exact formula depends on what they find in the wind, a conversation with the living, wild ecology.