IN THE PRESS
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Gardener’s Glove, Frost, and First Cut encapsulate the philosophy and world of their creator, Diane St. Clair, who was profiled at length in Part I. On an olfactory level, they are nature-based bouquets (with roughly 80% natural raw materials or essences) that embody the smells of the world around her — the gardens, flowers, meadows, grass, hay, woods, and earth — but they are also extensions of her artisanal philosophy . . .
Just for the sake of comparison, St. Clair reminds me a little of indie lines like Sonoma Scent Studio and Dasein, but it has a distinctive New England sensibility. Overall, I enjoyed wearing these fragrances, especially as they settled on my skin and became part of me.
Vermont foodies know Diane St. Clair as the maker of the high-end butter named for her Animal Farm. She sells the hand-churned golden dairy product to a small number of prestigious restaurants including the French Laundryand Per Se. Recently, though, the 61-year-old Orwell farmer made the transition to a new medium: perfume.
ÇaFleureBon Profiles in Perfumery: Diane St. Clair of St. Clair Scents + From the Farm to Fragrance Draw
Profile: The themes of my childhood were spending time alone, but not being lonely; a deep and abiding love for being on farms, with their animals and regular rhythms, and enjoying hard work.
From producing farm-fresh comestibles for world class eateries to high perfumery is not that big of a stretch when you think about it; both require extraordinary natural ingredients, passion and belief in your work, patience, intention, and commitment.