This is Your Wilderness $32.00

This is Your Wilderness

$32.00

Honeyed patchouli with cypress, black pine, and tobacco absolute.

454 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. Ryan

    This is Your Wilderness is such a unique experience in a scent. I don’t have anything else quite like it. It is a dark, woodsy smell. I keep flipping on what is stronger–the patchouli or the cypress. I didn’t pick out the tobacco or the honey, though. I actually kept catching like a menthol/camphor smell. This is my favorite “green” scent that I’ve tried yet. It has some nice throw, too.

  2. Velvet Lilly

    Darkness…..pine forests…perhaps his back yard.…emotion under the surface that vacillates…..Adam finds a macabre beauty in the solitude and ruin of the streets and rubble, and comfort in his lone aging abode and solitary street light. This is the poetry that he sees, more than just what is. I think it’s the tobacco that mellows this into “his” (Adam’s) world.
    The beauty he sees is highlighted here, with whispers of the dirt and decay.
    It’s glorious in it’s layers of images it conjures for me as well as it’s dovetail with the mood of the music.

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