The Rat Speakers Perfume Oil $32.00

The Rat Speakers Perfume Oil


For a moment, Richard was blinded by the sudden light. He was standing in a huge, vaulted room, and underground hall, filled with firelight and smoke. Small fires burned around the room. Shadowy people stood by the flames, roasting small animals on spits. People scurried from fire to fire. It reminded him of hell—or rather, the way that he had thought of Hell as a schoolboy. The smoke irritated his lungs, and he coughed. A hundred eyes turned, then, and stared at him; a hundred eyes, unblinking and unfriendly.

A snuffling, brown scent: earthy patchouli, sage, russet sandalwood, grimy leather, fig leaf, and lemongrass.

The Neverwhere Collection.

This series is based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the pages of Neil Gaiman’s novel, ‘Neverwhere’.

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This is a charitable, not-for-profit venture: proceeds from every single bottle go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which works to preserve and protect the First Amendment rights of the comics community.

Artwork on this page by Enrique Alcatena!

Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial.
Because of the nature of this project, imps are not available for any Neverwhere scents.


  1. ixtoh

    I adore this scent. Leather is the strongest on me at first – leather and freshly dug earth with a woodsy softness from the sandalwood and fig. I can’t pick up the lemongrass at all. Very long-lasting, but as the day wore on the rugged wilderness faded and only the sandalwood remained, sweet and comforting. I didn’t expect a “brown” scent inspired by the rat speakers to feel so sexy.

  2. VetchVespers

    This smells like all kinds of dirt, but in the best way possible! At first, I get a green, squish-between-your toes sort of mud, then it goes to a warm, spicy earth scent, and finally dries down to a creamy, soft, dusty dirt, like something Pigpen would wear on a hot date. The patchouli is prominent. The lemon verbena doesn’t show up on me, which is a surprise since usually I amp it. The fig lends a touch of sweetness. The sandalwood is probably what I’m registering as creamy dust, and I do get leather, BUT the notes really are part of the whole in this one. I wouldn’t wear this often, but I would wear it, and for all you dirt and/or earthy patchouli lovers out there, I’d highly recommend you give this a try. It deserves more love.

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