Brand: Darling Clandestine
Scent Description: Created in honor of the customers who’ve carried this little hobby so very far. Notes of salty smooth sharkskin, pink and black pepper, true black cherries and apricots and clove . . . oh, man, it’s really indescribably wonderful, like all of you. It has appeared ONLY in solid perfume format, with a label featuring a wonderfully hasty sketch by Christopher Key and, after the “Draw the Shark” contest, the winning submission by Bonnie Lam. Love & Sharks requires a complex two-part “cook” to bring the toasted vanilla bits—the “sharks”—to the surface. Though it’s in the “winter” list, sometimes it strikes unexpectedly, and I recommend grabbing it quickly when it does.