The smell of smoke is my most favourite natural smell in the world. Burning wood, burning leaves, campfire, woodsmoke, firewood oven, warm fireplace...... a nostalgic smell, a smell that is cozy, outdoorsy and romantic. I have always imagined how good it would be to smell like smoky firewood. Enter Firebird's Woodsmoke & Vanilla = Life Complete! It is my smoky dream come true. Ultimate comfort scent for cold weather. It feels and smells like a warm fireplace on a cold night. It is a grounded and simple scent of burning fragrant wood. Vanilla is more resinous than sweet and makes the firewood smoke soft and mild. It is such a pleasure to wear. It is so good that I want to bathe in this stuff! (Yes, they make a soap too!)
Cinders: "Burning leaves, woodsmoke, and creamy, smoky raw beeswax. This is campfires and hearth fires and a cabin in the mountains heated by wood stove and lit with candles. The smell on your clothes from tending the fire. The smell in the air after the light flickers out."
Cinders is much more complex than I imagined. It smells like beewax and maple syrup at first. On my skin, it has a kind of pine/camphor/fresh/juniper thing going on, but they are all burning! It has a fine underlay of smoke which comes out as the pine, etc. fades and the maple syrup turns into the smell of maple leaves. The result is the smell of burning maple leaves! The smell has grown on me and has become quite nice and enjoyable to wear as a perfume. It is a very realistic smell, perfect for autumn and cold weather. I advice to sample first, though I don't regret getting a full size straight away.
Firebird Bath and Body, (used to be called Flourish before) is an Etsy store with nice perfumes and awesome service. My order was here in just a week after I bought. The full size (15ml) perfume oil roll-on costs $9USD and you can get 3 samples for $5USD. They smell close to skin and need to be reapplied after a few hours which I can do with pleasure! Roll-on makes it more convenient to do so. They also have some nice looking soaps and lotions which are on my wish list.