I’ve been stumbling on, pointed to, and just searching for new companies to try and HagRoot is one that popped up and I just had to try them.
Their TAT was fast, their site/scent descriptions nice, and their packaging was on point (as my picture can show – that’s what the samples came in.
There were so many scents that caught my eye, but I limited my initial order to just 5 samples. I typically do that with any new company because you never know. Though, I’ve yet to find a dud.
Book of Shadows – Vanilla, Black Tea Leaves, Dirt, Guaiac Wood, Wormwood, Leather, Verbena, Juniper Berry, Pine, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Oak
Not sure if it’s my lack of muscle today (slept wrong) or these are some super tight vials, but I’m having a heck of a time opening it. I ended up getting plyers, spilling a bit, but at least it smells wonderful!
There’s something berry-like in this but not what I normally associate with juniper berry scent. Neat! I definitely get the black tea, the woods, the oakmoss, and a touch of leather. The leather is oiled, but soft, slightly black, but not that shiny black faux leather you sometimes get. It’s a very … herbal blend, but not really? This is very unique.
As it’s drying it keeps waffling between being soapy and being woodsy. It’s teetering like it can’t make up it’s mind.
But oh my goodness – I have my windows open, it’s cool and slightly breezy with just a hint of rain on the air. As the breeze flows across my wrist I get the most glorious earthy scent. It’s the earth in its rawest form – dirty, green, woody, and moist (likely from the rain we’re about to get).
After a while I get something kind of spicy, but it’s still very much a nature scent. This brings to mind a woodland cottage – just the serene peacefulness you can sometimes only get from being in the thick of nature. It’s all there around you and the scent of it just permeates everything, from the wood of the cottage to the covers on your bed. And that little hint of vanilla just kind of seals it all together.
The throw is mild – not strong but you can smell it sometimes. The longevity is really nice so far – lasting up to about 4 hours.
I swear oakmoss is like my comfort scent or something, I don’t know what it is but if it has oakmoss, I want it.