Premier dark fragrance house Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents a line of twenty-two individual, original fragrances inspired by the new Jim Jarmusch vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. These collectible, hand-blended perfume oils expand upon the vivid sensory world of the film’s characters, story points, and soundtrack, and are now available in 5ml apothecary bottles exclusively via the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab website.
I was fortunately enough to sample a number of these fragrances, and they are absolutely intoxicating. Of the lot, my favorites were Eve and Blood Popsicle, with Adam and Diamond Star close behind.
Eve is eternal. Her scent is one that travels through the eons: the Irish moss, yarrow, hawthorn of the Iron Age Britons, ancient Rome’s omphacium and honey, myrrh and calamus from Egypt, frankincense and damask rose of the Florentine Renaissance, white sandalwood from the Far East, Moroccan saffron and rose water, and a swirl of incense from the souks.
Blood Popsicle is the scent of frozen Type O negative. There is something sweetly sticky hot and sexy about dabbing this on my wrists.
Adam, the suicidally romantic scoundrel, is a palette of somber colors, melancholy memories, and lupine, savage beauty.
Diamond Star is ambergris accord, guiac wood, white benzoin, immortelle, and Somalian myrrh.
Each fragrance is unique and mysterious, invoking a deep and primal stirring of something beneath the superficial layers of the senses. Read more about the complete line and purchase the limited edition fragrances at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.