Top notes: bergamot and citrus.
Middle notes: Siberian fir, balsam, and spruce.
Bottom notes: patchouli, smoke, and earth.
Did you know?
Due to the high bergamot content of our fragrance blend, our ADIRONDACK FOG products are the most expensive to produce.
Available as: liquid soap, bar soap, and lotion.
At the time of this writing, ADIRONDACK FOG ranks as our third most popular fragrance (based on sales), and it’s also the most misunderstood fragrance name we offer; when reading labels, we’ve heard customers say “Adirondack Frog,” “Adirondack Fig,” and even “Adirondack Smog.” But once we’re able to properly introduce this wonderful fragrance by its given name, the same question is asked by everyone; “what does Adirondack fog smell like?” To answer that question, I must begin with a moment when two very dissimilar brands converged in my life: Burt’s Bees, and Starbucks.
Along with a lack of patience, I have a penchant for pretty boxes (a trait I inherited from my maternal grandmother), and I had stashed the cologne’s box away . . . in another box. Fortune was on my side, because Mr. Burt had graciously provided (on the box!) a list of every essential oil in the cologne: bergamot, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, Siberian fir, and rosemary. I decided to use my culinary and wine training to duplicate this fragrance, so I purchased the essential oils listed, a dozen 1/8 oz glass bottles, and 25 pipettes. After painstakingly blending 12 potential mixes, I had an epiphany; this was neither as fun nor as easy as I had thought. Instead of arriving at a beautiful our interpretation of, I was stuck with 12 bottles that ranged from tolerable to, “oh my gosh, no.” However, with a little perseverance, I managed to whittle away at the essential oils until I had something that I loved: a spicy blend of bergamot, Siberian fir, and patchouli.
Long story short, the name ADIRONDACK FOG came to me in the fall of 2016 when I was sipping a London Fog tea latte at Starbucks. The steamy milk brought the Earl Grey's iconic bergamot oil to my nose, and I was reminded of foggy mountain mornings with the smell of fresh juice, fallen pine needles, and wood smoke. I finally had a name for Saranac Mountain Hearth’s newest fragrance, and we were finally able to release ADIRONDACK FOG in January 2017.