CB I Hate Perfume Eternal Return, Wild Hunt, & more new fragrances

CB I Hate Perfume Greenbriar 1968 fragranceCB I Hate Perfume has launched five new fragrances: Eternal Return, Wild Hunt, Greenbriar 1968, I am a Dandelion and Under the Arbor.

CB Archetype #01, Eternal Return ~ "This is the first scent in my series of primal smells. Eternal Return is the scent of sailing toward the shore. It is a blend of Fresh Ocean Air, Wooden Ship and a faint hint of Cypress Trees growing on the cliff above the water". Eternal Return is available in 15 ml perfume absolute 15 ml ($85), or 2 ml perfume absolute sample ($17).

CB Archetype #04, Wild Hunt ~ "This is the fourth scent in my series of primal smells. Wild Hunt is the scent of an ancient forest in the heat of a summer afternoon. It is a blend of Torn Leaves, Crushed Twigs, Flowing Sap, Fallen Branches, Old Leaves, Green Moss, Fir, Pine and Tiny Mushrooms." Wild Hunt is available in 15 ml perfume absolute 15 ml ($85), or 2 ml perfume absolute sample ($17).

Greenbriar 1968 (shown) ~ "This scent is a memory of my Grandfather, the sawmill that he owned and the stone house where he lived. It is blended with Sawdust, Fresh Cut Hay, Worn Leather Work Gloves, Pipe Tobacco and a healthy amount of Dirt. There is also a faint whiff of cotton overalls covered in Axel Grease…" Greenbriar 1968 is available in 15 ml perfume absolute 15 ml ($60), or 2 ml perfume absolute sample ($12).

Secret History / I am a Dandelion ~ "Though there are certainly “prettier” flowers, the simple Dandelion is remains my own favorite. Perhaps because its beauty lies in its innocence and the flower constantly reminds me of happier times. Dandelions are also extremely resilient and able to survive very harsh conditions. Much like me… The simple scent of a Dandelion newly picked from the lawn." I am a Dandelion is available in 15 ml perfume absolute 15 ml ($65), or 2 ml perfume absolute sample ($13).

CB Experience / Under the Arbor ~ "Grape Leaf is a scent that reminds me of some of the most beautiful places I have visited in California, Italy and France. But mostly it reminds me of the old grape arbor that grew in the yard of the house were I lived as a child. I so loved to sit under it on a summer day quietly reading a favorite book curling my toes in the cool moss… This is the scent of Crushed Grape Leaves, Weathered Wood, Green Moss and Cool Earth." Under the Arbor is available in 15 ml perfume absolute 15 ml ($55), or 2 ml perfume absolute sample ($11).

All of the new scents will be available in the water perfume formula shortly. (via newsletter from cbihateperfume)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Wild Hunt. Those are MY notes.

    Usual whine: It's so #*^% expensive.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They aren't cheap! I can't remember how much the water formulas are, but I kind of wish he'd do his samples in those so they'd be a bit less $$$.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I received my 2 ml of Eternal Return yesterday, and I am mostly getting the cypress, which came on pretty strong at first, and after about 5 hours of wear, is less intense. The ocean air is not coming through for me, and the wood is pretty faint. I like the cypress, and hopefully further testing will bring out the wood and ocean part. I also ordered the 2 ml of Mr Hulots Holiday, to compare and contrast, and last night it seemed maybe a little warmer, but otherwise similar. I realize my descriptions are pretty pathetic, but that's the best I can do right now.

    The link is to a Scientific American story about makeup, not fragrance, but I'm betting someone will find it interesting. I'm not sure how that could be done with fragrance (at least not yet).

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm… the link did not show up. Not sure if it is OK to just post it in the comment field.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just got my samples too, but haven't had a chance to put any of them on yet. I do love cypress so will try that one first!

    Yes, you can include links, but not html…so just paste the link and others have to use copy & paste to get there. If it is long though, do use tinyurl or it will stretch the whole page.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for letting me know. TinyURL it is!


    I would have posted it in the URL window provided, but that keeps exploding when I try it. I hope this does not appear multiple times.

    I'm curious as to what you'll think of Eternal Return. I love the name and the description, but I think what I am looking for is more the smell of the ocean. Not so much “marine”, but perhaps “oceanic”? “Brine”? But not “beach with tourists”.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Finally had the chance to try Eternal Return today. Most unfortunately, I am out of Mr. Hulots Holiday so can't compare, but going on memory, I like MHH much better. I am not even sure why. MHH really charmed me, and this one just doesn't. I do get some ocean, but only in the early stages, then mostly wood as you say, and while it isn't bad, it just doesn't speak to me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh, and on that article — interesting, but if they ever find a way to pull that off for fragrance it won't be any fun any more, will it? I mean, I suppose I probably wear the wrong lipstick color, but the process is the fun, not the outcome — I want to shop and play, not just have the perfect lipstick :-)

  9. Anonymous says:

    I find makeup (and the people who sell it) incredibly intimidating, but I guess if I were to start wearing it, I would be more inclined to experiment rather than get it prescribed to me. I agree that the software probably takes the fun away from makeup, and no doubt would from scent as well.

    Re: MHH, I tried my sample of it the next day, and it does seem more oceanic than Eternal Return, as well as a little more complex.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Will have to get myself another sample of MHH, I passed it on to someone who was dying to smell it. Have you tried CB's At The Beach? Totally different sort of thing, but I think it is a great scent.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I had overlooked CB At the Beach, but now I am wildly curious about it. Thanks for the tip! I am not certain about the Coppertone part, but the base sounds really enticing. I'll have to order a few more of his 2 ml trial sizes at the same time to make it worth while…. And I was trying to not spend more money on scent for a while.

    I am learning so much from your blog, thanks again for taking the time to do all this. I am sure it is a labor of love to a great degree, but still.

  12. Anonymous says:

    As I said, totally different sort of thing. It is *not* the natural scent of a beach, and it isn't something I'd wear all the time, but I find it the perfect “scent memory” of an Atlantic coast beach vacation when I was a child.

    Sorry to recommend more, I know the samples are pricey! And thanks so much for the kind words :-)

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