Ghost - Black by Folie à Plusieurs

Ghost - Black 2018

UniNoUta
16.01.2020 - 09:45 PM
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Scent

Black (Ghost Site N˚—1)

One of the most fascinating scents from a fascinating company. I'm having a hard time explaining this one. While the components, on paper, are all quite natural, and don't seem to be anything to speak of - we've all smelled leathers with cedar and vetiver before - there's something about this particular combination that comes off very unique and industrial.

Instantly on smelling it, it brought up imagery of a mid-late 90s art party - the kind you heard about from a friend of a friend, only for those in the know, and you had to brave your way down an abandoned NYC alley in the days before Google Maps to get to it, wondering the whole time if you were in the right place or if you'd get jumped, only to ride a freight elevator up to an antiseptic SoHo loft where a dominatrix had a gimp locked in a vacuum bed for an S&M performance art piece. A DJ spun Techno Animal and Scorn, and you're pretty sure that was Genesis P-Orridge you saw on the other side of the room chain smoking and drinking vodka tonics.

Despite the ingredients, somehow the specific combination comes off very industrial - yes, leather for sure, but also latex, PVC, rubber, and dare I say... silicone lube? Incredibly sexy in a totally atypical, industrial way. Yet there's an herbal undercurrent holding it all together. Somehow it's lean like concrete yet complex. It's not for everyone, but for those who "get" it it'll be sexy as all get out. The best from this niche label IMHO.
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