Well worn leather, dirt n’ dandelions, carrot, a pinch of tobacco and a light sheen of feral skin musk.
In the imp, Ploughman smells like dirt and leather. But it’s not dirty – it’s clean and fresh. On skin it starts out the same, but with a bit of that grassy dandelion element in there too. After a while the carrot peeks out, very slightly sweet, and I don’t smell the leather quite as much, and the end result is a scent that smells like nothing so much as a vegetable garden on a spring day.
As it dries further, I get a little hit of tobacco, spicy and warm. It gets less damp and the leather comes out again. Ultimately that’s how it stays – dark, damp dirt, leather, green, and slightly sweet with a touch of warm spiciness. It smells like you’ve been running around outside all day (but not in a sweaty way) and I pretty much just want to bathe in it.
If you like HoG’s Samhain, you will like this – they’re similar scents, all dirt and atmosphere, but Ploughman is fresh and green where Samhain is chilly and herbal.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I didn’t expect to want a full bottle of this, but I really should’ve known better since I love Samhain. I’m a sucker for these kinds of evocative outdoorsy scents. On the list it goes.
Available from: Haus of Gloi