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Fragrance Review: Demeter Crayon

Demeter's fragrances are original and clever, and the company always comes up with a simple scent I hadn't imagined as a wearable fragrance. The question is, should they? For every amazing scent such as Vanilla Ice Cream, there's a stinker like Play-Doh. Unfortunately, I have to count Crayon in the latter category.

I won't bore you with purple prose about how Crayon smells, because if you've ever smelled Crayola, you know exactly what this fragrance is like. To Demeter's credit, they've bottled the essence of crayons so precisely that one whiff takes me back to preschool. (It really is a Proustian thing, especially since, well, toddlers are prone to gnawing on crayons.) But as spot-on as the scent is, I can't think of a single occasion when wearing this would be up my alley. If you've been yearning to smell of Burnt Sienna or Brick Red, though, it's perfect for yours.


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bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I love the Demeter Library. I bought a bottle of Mojito for Christmas vacation [it was on sale at Sephora for $1], and now every time we're in a bar and someone orders a Mojito ... my boyfriend thinks about me and the wild time we had on that vacation. :-P
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 7 years
have you ever realized that all VW cars smell like crayons
ladyliz ladyliz 8 years
Goodness, who would actually wear this?
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
They have some really strange scents out there. It's awesome that they can bottle a scent like that but it's definitely not worth it since no one would wear that.
mariposaricart mariposaricart 8 years
Great novelty item..I would hate to see the mommy issues that would accompany a man that loves his woman to smell like crayons though....*shudders* Scary
etrupiano etrupiano 8 years
Does anyone actually buy the weird scents?
chatnoir chatnoir 8 years
I also think these are for scent memory. I love it when I smell something that brings back good memories. I wonder if they can create the 'pencil box' smell. Demeter doesn't last long on so I just assumed you were purchasing it for your own pleasure. Cool Idea. I give them credit for being creative!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Eh I'm not really that excited about this...
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 8 years
Yeah, Dirt is absolutely disgusting and I really don't think it's meant to be worn. On the other hand, I am addicted to their Gingerale and Creamsicle scents.
mrsesquilo mrsesquilo 8 years
Adding: Demeter makes a Dirt scent, too, which smells precisely like its namesake. No one really wants to smell like dirt, now do they? Demeter's not trying to be Guerlain and create lush, intoxicating fragrances... They are working an entirely different concept.
mrsesquilo mrsesquilo 8 years
Am I the only person who doesn't think these (Crayon, Play Doh, etc.) are really meant to be worn? They seem more like novelties tgo which you might give the occasional sniff and be transported back to a simpler time, when kids could roam the neighborhoods chasing fireflies without fear and parental accompaniment, to a time when childhood actually still existed. That's how I see them, anyway.
cliu810 cliu810 8 years
That's just so weird...who would want to walk around smelling like crayons?
cerrvantes cerrvantes 8 years
a little wierd
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
The do indeed have singular scents.
Xena Xena 8 years
hummm
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
WHO buys that?
n_i_k n_i_k 8 years
I love Demeter! Weird scent though...
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I knew about the Play-Doh but not the Crayon.... I guess the perfect occassion would be if you want to get mobbed by 65 kids at daycare
cbgmick cbgmick 8 years
Huh???? But why I ask?
choco_girl86 choco_girl86 8 years
That just seems wrong!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
This is all new to me but the smell of crayons - no thanks.
emalove emalove 8 years
Ew!!! I hate the smell of Crayons. I like SOME of Demeter's scents, I have Angel Food and Sugar Cookie...but some of them are so weird. Like this one!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Weird...
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