In Templum Dei $32.00

In Templum Dei

$32.00

Oman frankincense, cistus labdanum, white sandalwood, and liquidambar.

456 in stock

+ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

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. Velvet Lilly

    My skin amps sweet notes, so I really bloomed the frankincense, but not too strongly, and the liquidambar on top of everything, which changed it a lot from the scent in the bottle. This is resinous and Delicious. This smells “amber”. The resins and the beautiful combination are evocative of the music as well as the location – as they all do.I love this scent and I love how perfectly it matches the music.

  2. Nuri

    The frankincense is more muted then expected, the labdanum keeps it from getting too churchy. A must have for resin lovers but its more subdued then the queen of sheeba like resins I usually like

  3. creamyjade

    In the bottle: This is a resin lover’s paradise. Frankincense and slightly spicy ambery goodness.
    Wet on skin: Rich and deep frankincense and the light spice of the liquidambar.
    Dry on skin: Frankincense and slightly spicy amber.
    Final thoughts: This is glorious. Truly glorious. If you like the Oliban single note (less ambery), The Lion (slightly spicier) or, less recently, The Pit and The Pendulum (a bit dustier), this lovely blend is for you.
    Key words: resins, incense, balsamic

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