The Nue Co Forest Lungs was one of those perfumes that you just giggle at the copy. Well, I do because I’m horribly immature. It says “A unisex anti-stress fragrance supplement that delivers the healing effects of nature on the body using olfactory chemistry and patented technology to bring the outside in. 96% felt less stressed after using FOREST LUNGS. Woody and smoky, with clean resin and tart citrus notes. Vetiver, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Pine, Patchouli + Bergamot.”
Here is what I expected – super green, nice, but ultimately close to unwearable, and I’d just wish it were a room spray or diffuser oil.
Spray it on and, whoa!!! Who dumped the cumin in the well-being happy forest? Am guessing this is just a cedary cumin artifact, but it sure smells borderline cumin and in the best way. It’s a little bit smutty, but a prim smutty, like a bit of dew on a lip in summer – Musette’s bodice ripper post is contagious apparently.
Drydown is more woody with a little pepper in there. What pine is in there is a soft pine, not room freshener pine. This is just blended beautifully between the woods, green and incense, and it has been the most surprising thing I’ve smelled in a while. Not just because it was quite a bit off from what I expected but because it is just gorgeous.
I ran round testing this on everyone around – in pandemic times for a person that works from home, this is a fairly small test group, but one who has been exposed to lot so fragrances! – and they all had the same reaction. Wow! that is just… addictively beautiful. One of those scents you just keep smelling because it is cozy and does make you feel good. Maybe that ad copy is right! But really, really pretty too!
Now, The Nue Co ways that my stress levels would be lower after using Forest Lungs for 30 days. Well, sure, I smell great, and that diminishes my stress immediately. I think what they were going for just inadvertently made a really great scent.
And isn’t that the happiest of accidents? And the price is $95 for 50 mls or you can subscribe for a monthly shipment?????? for $76. Well, anything sub-100 these days almost feels free. This is my layback sleeper hit of the year so far.
Bird update – hummers were transitory so far. Not sure if the stayers have shown up yet and I’ve only seen the migratory ones. But! I’ve finally got this oriole thing down. Oranges and jelly everywhere, but they are weird little beauties. I have one of those jelly things where it has four little small cups for jelly and some little sharp things to put the oranges on, but my orioles will ONLY eat out of one side and just empty it, ignoring the other three jelly bins. So twice a day I go check them and move them around so the full containers are on the right-hand side furthest from the house. They are shy, cautious little things, so I think they just don’t want to get too close to the :::: shudder ::: people. I understand them for sure.
I also ordered this bluebird suet ball concoction that people swear by to get the little bluebirds in. I am NOT ordering live mealy worms for them, even if that is all they want. This has got the nuts and things they want part of the year. AND AND I saw my first red headed woodpecker going after my feeder. It was upside down and just attacking what it wanted from inside. I do a mix of bird seed/peanuts in there, so am guessing it was going for a peanut. Beautiful, beautiful bird, I want more!
So I’ll do two samples in a giveaway for the Nue Co Forest Lungs samples. Just drop a comment to be entered. How is your spring weather going? We had almost summer here, got in the pool last weekend, but now we are in cooler 60s for a while.