Scent Name: Clove Cigarette
Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Retail Exclusive: Thorns Clothing
Scent Description and Notes: “Anyone who haunted the gothic scene in the ’80s or ’90s remembers the scent of clove cigarettes. Great clouds of billowing clove smoke created a ubiquitous atmosphere in dance clubs and at live shows, floating through the air and creating an unmistakable, almost religious miasma. Smoking clove cigarettes was a perfumed but dangerous habit which was simultaneously romantic and literally self-annihilating, and served as an olfactory calling card for the gothic subculture.
I’d been searching for a scent that would encapsulate the romantic concept of Thorns as a brand, and suddenly I realized it could be none other than that very specific scent I missed from gothic spaces of yesteryear. After researching traditional kretek flavoring profiles, I reached out to the olfactory geniuses at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. They have called upon their decades of perfume experience and exquisite sensitivity to achieve this perfect evocation of an old school clove cigarette, which you can now enjoy in a much safer way!
Available in a perfume oil that is both vegan and cruelty free, this scent is a love letter to goth kids everywhere. I hope you’ll enjoy this nostalgic and evocative scent as you haunt modern gothic spaces, or just float elegantly through your everyday life — without any of us having to take up an actual clove smoking habit again. 😉
A love letter to goth kids everywhere…the perfect evocation of an old school clove cigarette.” -https://www.thornsclothing.com/products/thorns-x-black-phoenix-alchemy-lab-clove-cigarette-perfume-oil
Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a 5ml standard brown apothecary bottle. The label extends just under halfway around the bottom. The label features the name of the scent along the bottom in a white font, just above the image of a languid hand holding the scent’s namesake cigarette. At the top is the lower case bolded white stylized company name, thorns, and below that is the name of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab in a smaller white block font.
- ITB: Yes! This is absolute fresh Djarnums Black – deep, rich clove rolled together with a very subtle exotic tobacco. This brings me back to smoking them outside The Black Box in my baby bat days.
- Wet: Gorgeous thick tobacco, chewy and deeply rich, smothered with fresh cloves makes my heart sing. I think layered over a leather note would really make this a dangerously alluring scent, but I love it as it is.
- Dry: After a full 14 hour work day, the scent has faded down to an clove incense with a hint of something exotic. Love! This is certainly a dream scent for the Gothic at heart.
Other Impressions: None.