Allen Ginsberg-Howl

Brand: Possets

Scent Description:

“Perhaps the iconic poem of the Beat Generation, Howl needed to be cast as a perfume. By “”cast”” I mean to make a mold of it, as in the lost wax process, so that you can feel the time it portrays with your mind through scent. This was a time of big perfumes, the discovery of patchouli, cigarette smoke, chypre with a wild touch of something from the east. There was sweat and sex, the world was discovered for the first time.

Possets’ interpretation of Howl is unabashedly sexy, driven mad by welling passions. Black, red and amber musks wrestle furiously with sandalwood and opium tar resin. There is nothing light, sweet, or gentle about this scent. A burning incense backs it up, black patchouli stands in the forefront. Dark, musky, resinous.

Tremendously savage, dark and sweet like molasses rather than sugar.

…and yet, there is something innocent about it all.”

Released: Permanent Blends

1 thought on “Allen Ginsberg-Howl”

  1. Howl is one of my favorite scents from Possets. There is a chocolate liquor like note that makes this so unique and unlike anything I’ve smelled. Maybe that’s what the description meant by molasses? I would describe it as a musky resinous chocolate scent. Most scents from Possets tend to last on me and this is definitely one of them. This is a good fall/winter scent although I tend to wear scents based on my mood and not the season. The same for makeup too. I say do what you want, but that’s just me. I’m also one of those that adores strong quirky scents. To hell with those around me. Don’t like the way I smell? Then go away! LOL. Howl + my skin chemistry = awesomeness.

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