Introducing The 1809 Fragrance Collection: Surf, Camp, Zen

Inspired by our roots and made in celebration of your spirit, these 3 signature scents will happily join you whenever/wherever you go…

When asked what the name Free People invokes, our community often muses on individuality, confidence, nature, love. (Safe to say that ALL of those words are accurate.) In celebrating our inherent values, and returning to our roots in Philadelphia — 1809 Walnut Street, the location of our first home office  — we introduce to you our newest collection of fragrances, aptly named 1809. Three very unique and all-natural fragrances, to be worn separately or layered together for a very unique scent experience.

The 1809 Collection was designed to accompany you to your favorite destinations, or transport you back to a special place in time: be it a sun-soaked beach (SURF), tranquil yoga studio (ZEN), or cool woodsy nook (CAMP). Most importantly, it reflects our communal love for Mother Earth — we’ve used only plant-based raw materials in its creation, free from synthetic materials, harsh chemicals, or colorants, to ensure it is 100% vegan. And because we know you’re always on the go, the travel-friendly 15ml size makes it easy to carry everywhere.

1809S – SURF

Surf is a warm floral, citrus blend, infused with exotic flowers of ylang ylang and jasmine, tropical fruits of coconut and lemon. Anchored by sweet notes of vanilla and tonka bean.

 Inspired by the sea, surf and an endless summer…

1809Z – ZEN

Zen is a sensual woodsy blend, infused with rich sandalwood and smoky guaiac wood (think: slow-burning incense), earthy patchouli and awakening eucalyptus.   

Inspired by the zen stillness of meditation and grounding moments…

1809C – CAMP

Camp is a fresh, earthy blend, infused with deep, rich cedarwood, fresh galbanum, exotic and earthy vetiver with a hint of fresh watermelon.

Inspired by clean crisp air, morning hikes and mossy trails…

Choose the one that speaks to you, or experiment with all three by mixing them together for an even more personalized fragrance. And, dare to use them non-traditionally – spraying on a towel/yoga mat/pillow/scarf will give your scent staying power.
For instance, the wood, herbal and smoky notes of Zen and Camp complement one another to create a rich earthy experience, balanced by the fresh and energizing notes of eucalyptus (found in Zen) and watermelon (found in Camp).
To brighten up the otherwise grounding and earthy notes of Zen or Camp, layer in a spritz of Surf which will add a soft floral, citrusy and creamy gourmand element to your scent.

The 1809 Collection is only available in select US stores, on and our Free People app. Remainder of US and Canada stores, keep your eyes (and noses) open for a December launch!


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I love the illustrations, so cute! The Zen fragrance sounds like my kind of thing!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

5 years ago

Sounds great! x

5 years ago

I can’t wait to get my hands on these- I have a reficulous perfume collection. Will the fragrances make their way to fp stores? It would be nice to smell them before buying.

5 years ago
Reply to  Erin

Hi Erin! Thanks for your inquiry – we’re launching our scents in 66 stores next week, with the remainder of US and our Canada stores carrying the line by mid-December!

5 years ago

Each one sounds like a vacation in a bottle! will def be purchasing!

5 years ago

Oooo love these! I’m all about the zen or the camp scent, can’t wait to check them out!


5 years ago

I love the details on the packaging! They are so in line with my aesthetic.. :)

3 years ago

I like beachy.scents..but also earthy which do you suggest???

3 years ago
Reply to  Colleen clark

Hi Colleen! Thanks for writing! Beachy + earthy…that’s kind of my vibe, as well. If I were you, I’d go Zen, which could be a sort-of go-between the two? Our 1809 fragrances also layer quite nicely so, if you’re open to creating a more personalized scent, you could opt to use both Surf and Camp together? (And, if you’re looking to go full-on cozy at any point, we’ve got a new Lodge fragrance available!) XO