Black Powder

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Black Powder
Black Powder
Black Powder
Black Powder
Black Powder

Black Powder

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Eau de parfum

Olfactive Family: Cuir
Perfumer: Julien Rasquinet
Concentration: 18%.

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1992. Nirvana’s leader, Kurt Cobain shocks the MTV Music Awards by playing a few, unplanned chords; this will mark this generation’s rebellion towards an establishment which censored its freedom of expression.

Ingredients +

Alcohol Denat. (Sd Alcohol 39-C), Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bht, Coumarin, Cinnamal, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool, Isoeugenol, Citronellol.

Vegan Friendly

Cruelty free

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Free standard shipping for continental USA
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$20 for standard shipping to Canada

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The fragrance

Black Powder is an unexpected olfactory melody made of interrupted sounds, full volume and contrasting notes; powerful like a bullet hitting the prissy and homogenized side of a society which is unable to understand Nirvana’s social poetry. It’s a bold and daring sound, born from guitars playing in Seattle’s garages.On a leather accord, Julien Rasquinet sculpts loud blackcurrant notes and rebellious pimento notes, in his unique and powerful style. Crispy apple hints convey the romantic and bohemian side of Kurt Cobain’s soul, exploding into an intense, deep, mysterious and sensual fragrance.

Black Powder

Olfactory pyramid

Top notes

Blackcurrant, crispy apple, pimento

Heart notes

Suede, tobacco leaves, frankincense

Bottom notes

Sandalwood, Tonka beans, patchouli heart

Inspiration

Black Powder is Generation X’s stifled scream, embodied by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s rebellious and epic sound, which is able to give voice to the emotional revolution of this urban tribe.

Unforgettable memories

Seattle, hub of a cultural melting pot, gave birth to one of the most extraordinary music phenomenons in rock history. It is the evolution of Seattle’s music traditions: in the garages, from the hardest rock, Grunge is born. Rough melodies created in underground areas express this generation’s uneasiness. Nirvana’s lyrics exude the existential angst that Kurt Cobain used to express by turning folk melodies into visionary and toxic musical idioms, a constant rhythm where sweet memories alternate with regrets through acoustic laments.

Black Powder

Behind the name

Kurt Cobain’s music bursts on the scene and crosses the 80s-90s musical panorama, triggering the explosion of a rebellious and offbeat cultural and generational movement...Music that fights against the establishment.

Tone

The chosen color recalls the imaginative atmospheres of the hidden places where Seattle sound fully expressed itself.

From music notes to olfactory notes

The jarring chords of Kurt Cobain’s guitar are the top notes: the sweetish blackcurrant together with the bitter pimento represent the melodic and poignant riff of Seattle sound.Gentle hints of Tonka Bean, sweet as childhood memories, interplay with the intensity of patchouli, whilst the persistent Sandalwood note expresses the obsessive rhythm of instruments.

Whilst the persistent Sandalwood note expresses the obsessive rhythm of instruments. Frankincense celebrates both the revolutionary atmosphere and the rebellious and romantic spirit of Nirvana’s lyrics.

Black Powder Playlist

"I admire the courage he had to fight against the system, using his talent and music as a weapon."

V-Monkeys, MTV Awards 1992