JUNE MONSOON is an olfactive reconstruction of the desert phenomenon known as the "monsoon" and a reminder of the life giving power of rain. On scorching Sonoran summer afternoons, the sky darkens to a purple as the first few dusty drops quickly become dark grey sheets that flood the desert floor. As intense and quickly as it arrives, it often lasts no more than a few dazzling minutes, leaving a warm wet mesh of aromatic compounds behind in the atmosphere. For many desert dwellers, this daily summer sky burst is how we are first acquainted with the hypnotic and fragrant beauty of the creosote bush.
As recognizable as it is wild, creosote and its neighbor piñon pine form the wet heart of this petrichor fragrance. Carrot seed and white sage play against a salty ambergris and geosmin, all washed up on a scorched shore of mitti attar, labdanum resin and vetiver root.
Water is the gift of life. We must protect it all costs.
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The MICA Story
MICA is named after Mica Mountain, the highest peak in the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park. Known as protector of the Tuscan Valley from the East, the journey to Mica summit is made up of saguaro cactus, low growing shrubs and grasses, juniper, pinyon, oak woodlands, and a exquisite assemblage of scents.
It was here, in the desert, that MICA was born.
10% Back to Nature
We donate a share of our proceeds to conservation projects based in the Sonoran Desert. Every purchase supports this important work.
Partnership with Local Producers
Behind each of our scents, you’ll find the expertise and craftsmanship of local partners who have accompanied us from the beginning.
We work directly with a small network of local suppliers and retailers that specialize in native and locally-cultivated plants, and share our vision of desert conservation.
Small Batch Formulation
Each blend replicates the best that nature has to offer, drawing inspiration from the aromatic biodiversity of Mica Mountain and the surrounding areas.
Our formulas are a blend of natural and ethically-sourced, human-made ingredients. By being intentional in the ingredients that we use, we lower our impact without compromising on quality.
Spirit of the Desert
Inspired by the aromatic botany of the desert, Mica documents and pays homage to the vastness of the ecosystem it reflects.
Our fragrances are uniquely defined by a sense of place. Being wildly creative and resourceful allows us to create a fingerprint of the desert and bottle it in a scent that reflects the area it was born.