Kit $32.00

Kit

$32.00

Immersed in his (eternal) life’s work, holding on to his memories, suffused with a love of life and literature, Kit’s scent is soft and dry as bone: Mysore sandalwood  a tattered and patched 16th century waistcoat, inkstained, still scented with the marjoram and benzoin dry perfumes of his youth.

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Perfume oil blends. Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial. Because of the nature of this project, imps are unavailable.

350 bottles were created for each scent, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is thrilled to present a series of scents based on Jim Jarmusch’s critically acclaimed film and soundtrack, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.

Adam, a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of contemporary Detroit, despairs about human civilization’s decline, and worries about future survival.Eve, who is perhaps 3000 years old to Adam’s 500, takes a longer view of history and is more optimistic. She leaves her home in the ancient city of Tangier to come to his side.

As blood has been tainted by the zombies (humans), the formerly immortal Adam and Eve must secure uncontaminated blood from hospitals or they will perish. Eve’s close friend, Elizabethan dramatist and unacknowledged author of Shakespeare’s plays—Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt), is now an elder vampire who provides Eve with hospital blood. Adam gets his supply from Dr. Watson (Jeffrey Wright), a skittish hematologist who provides safe blood at a price.

Adam and Eve’s precarious footing is further threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). Unlike Adam and Eve, Ava hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts, and her recklessness concerns Adam.

Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is a meditation on art, science, memory, and the mysteries of everlasting love.

Jim Jarmusch has long been considered a seminal figure in American independent cinema. His films are often noted for their transcendent minimalism and upturning of traditional genres such as the road movie, western, crime-film, and detective story. Born in Akron, Ohio, Jarmusch lives and works in New York.

Reviews

  1. dementia_divine

    The first thing to hit my nose is the creaminess of what I believe is the benzoin (but perhaps it is the type of sandalwood). I thought this would be a dry sandalwood scent on my skin, but that is not the case. This is such a soft, comforting scent (like being enveloped in a warm, fuzzy blanket). Once dry, the ‘dry’ aspect mentioned in the scent description emerges, and it is a stays rather close to the skin.

    I absolutely adore Kit, and I am glad that I have two bottles of this scent!

  2. Forest

    KIT, in the bottle is simply exquisite. Soft sandalwood with a deep, penetrating core of maple and almond with a high, spiking note of cinnamon.

    A few minutes on the skin, warm spice cake emerges and the sandalwood reveals its sharpness. They somehow coexist beautifully.

    Over time, it calms and dries into dusty wood and sweet resins smouldering.

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