Gin and Tonic, Demeter Fragrances
Demeter Fragrance Library's Gin and Tonic - Along with Dirt, Gin and Tonic is one of the Demeter scents that started the Demeter craze. The craze that had perfumistas everywhere exclaiming, "Have you smelled Demeter's Dirt/Gin & Tonic/Honeysuckle/Laundromat/Wet Garden? Can you BELIEVE how incredibly close they are to the real thing??!! It's positively uncanny!!" And how true that is. The ARE almost eerily close to "the real thing".
The cocktail. End of the day slight intoxication: strong, sweet with a sweet-deep juniper finish and citrus twist. A light, crisp fragrance that is right just about any time and anywhere. Demeter's Gin & Tonic is essential refreshment from heat, tropical or otherwise.
A bit of gin history: In the 12th century, records reveal the distillation of the predecessor of what we call gin was practiced for medical purposes at Salerno Medical School. By the late 1680's Dutch exports of gin exceeded 10 million gallons a year. By the 1720's "Gin Madness" spread through London. In 1750 Londoners consumed 11 million gallons of gin per year. 1751 and "the Tippling Act" ushered in the beginning of the end of "Gin Madness" (which may have been a very good thing). Gin's position in the "liquor pecking order" in Britain moves up as it grows drier and more refined, and Gin is on its way to becoming a gentleman's drink. And then finally, a drink deemed suitable for ladies as well.
And now? Well. The rest is history.