Perfume house founded by Christopher Brosius and Christopher Gable in 1993. Their first release was Fresh Water.
Their huge "Fragrance Library" now has 200+ scents that range from the evocative (Crust of Bread, Gingerale, Sugar Cookie) to the somewhat odd (Stable, Sushi, Humidor) to the downright bizarre (Turpentine, Earthworm, Funeral Home).
The company was acquired by Freedom Marketing Group in 2002, and Brosius has since left Demeter to launch the new line CB I Hate Perfume.
See reviews for Grass, Greenhouse, Christmas Tree & Condensed Milk, Baby Powder, Ginger Cookie, Redhead in Bed, Between the Sheets and Fiery Curry, Incense & Holy Smoke, Thunderstorm and Cannabis Flower, Gingerale, Chocolate perfumes from Demeter, Beetroot & Pruning Shears, Dulce de Leche, Espresso, Chai Tea & Whiskey Tobacco.
Recent fragrance releases from Demeter
2006 ~ Play-Doh
2007 ~ Vanilla Ice Cream, Lavender Martini, Clean Windows & Lychee, Apple Blossom & Cherry Blossom, the Jelly Belly Collection (Fruit Salad, Blueberry Muffin, Sugar & Spice, Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler, Mango Pineapple Salsa), Hot Fudge Sundae, Crayon, Pure Soap, Hot Kiss Collection, Egg Nog
2009 ~ Jolly Rancher Smooth Watermelon, Vintage Naturals 2009 Geranium, Rosebush, Mimosa, Patchouli and Lavender, Saguaro Cactus and Sweet Cilantro, Pink Grapefruit, Chai Tea, Christmas in New York, Demeter Naturals Lilac
2013 ~ Oud, Flowering Tonka, Zombie, Vanilla Cookie Dough & Dark Chocolate, Rice Paddy, Sunshine & First Response – Boston, White Sangria, Elvira Mistress of the Dark Collection & Iced Berries, Saltwater Taffy, Pixie Dust, Nigel Barker Times Square, New York Nights & Wall Street, Pizza, Candy Cane Truffle
2014 ~ Silvery Tip Pekoe & Baihao Yinzhen Tea, White Musk #7, White Musk #9 & White Musk #15, Orange Blossom & Daffodil, Provence Meadow, Burn by Brimstone, Lotus Flower, Pistachio Ice Cream, Lemon Meringue, Log Cabin
2015 ~ Chipotle Pepper, First Love, Mountain Air, New Baby, Linen, Mr. Bubble, Asian Pear, Destination Collection Cuba & Great Barrier Reef, Caribbean Sea, Plantain, Zodiac Collection, Orchid Collection, Cardamom, Frankincense
Where to buy
The largest selection is at the Demeter website (see below). Selected fragrances can also be found at drugstores and mass market stores, or online fragrance discounters.
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