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    Gothic, macabre, dark or scary .

    What could be these parfumes?

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    - Iris Silver Mist: freshly turned earth in a Gothic graveyard on a cold, grey and foggy morning,
    - Charogne: someone described it as 'chewing gum at an open casket viewing', I don't disagree; but I also find it oddly appealing.

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    This is kind of a stereotypical answer, but Salvador Dali Pour Homme.

    I don't think it's just the name/marketing of the fragrance influencing my nose. It really does smell pitch black and very strange, kind of rubbery, smoky, inky green, some decomposing roses...and despite it all, it's strangely wearable.
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    Death & Decay by Lush/Gorilla Perfumes

    Really does have that funeral home vibe to it, with indolic white florals, mostly lilies, turned up to the max. Has a bit of the sweetness of a rotting corpse you get with putrefaction. Sounds awful, but is somehow strangely wearable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post


    Death & Decay by Lush/Gorilla Perfumes

    Really does have that funeral home vibe to it, with indolic white florals, mostly lilies, turned up to the max. Has a bit of the sweetness of a rotting corpse you get with putrefaction. Sounds awful, but is somehow strangely wearable.
    I've never seen that one. Is it old or part of their online-only selections?
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    Necromancy from Sixteen92. Description from their site:

    NECROMANCY : Datura metel, ceremonial incense, funeral flowers, benzoin resin, ancient spirit boards, oud

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    Vintage Etro Messe de Minuit
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    HdP Petroleum. Aquatic oud, like entering a dark, humid cavern.

    Death and decay was available at some point in store, but Lush keeps rotating, so it's probably not available now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    I've never seen that one. Is it old or part of their online-only selections?
    It came out in 2014 and then vanished a few years later, which is a shame as it was quite good. Probably the people who frequent Lush stores figure they're going to live forever, and don't want to be reminded of their own mortality, or a funeral home. All they needed was a touch of formaldehyde, but perhaps there were aldehydes in it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    It came out in 2014 and then vanished a few years later, which is a shame as it was quite good. Probably the people who frequent Lush stores figure they're going to live forever, and don't want to be reminded or their own mortality. A funeral home. All they needed was a touch of formaldehyde, but perhaps there were aldehydes in it as well.
    I forget some of their fragrances don't last long in their catalogs, not very different from Avon practices.
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    Hue and Ghost House, from Anna Zworykina, are both death like fragrances.

    Hue for instance:
    Mango leaf, violet leaf, seaweed, elemi, choya nakh, choya loban, choya ral, kewda, hop, jasmine, frangipani, pink lotus, juniper, rose, lavender, frankincense, agarwood, angelica, labdanum, oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver, mitti attar, sandalwood, saffron, myrrh.

    Really eerie and otherworldly to me.

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    De Profundis by Serge Lutens - I haven’t smelled it, but it is kind of a death fragrance. I’d like to try it.

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    +1 Oliver Durbano Black Tourmaline

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    Also +1 to Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    De Profundis by Serge Lutens - I haven’t smelled it, but it is kind of a death fragrance. I’d like to try it.
    I do own it and for me, it is really a field of wildflowers with encens. A friend did say to me once that floral fragrances always make her think funeral home as they always have floral displays in them.

    Original Etro Messe de Minute has that dark damp crypt smell. I believe it has been reformulated so not as dark and crypt-like now.
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    One Example Flos Mortis by Rogue Perfumery. A dark victorian style take on tuberose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    HdP Petroleum.
    Yes - this would fit the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    This is kind of a stereotypical answer, but Salvador Dali Pour Homme.

    I don't think it's just the name/marketing of the fragrance influencing my nose. It really does smell pitch black and very strange, kind of rubbery, smoky, inky green, some decomposing roses...and despite it all, it's strangely wearable.

    Seconded, perhaps to a certain lesser extent, also G-Man by Gainsboro (as it also has a certain cold, sinister and distant feel, not so much scary as in a confusing and somewhat disconcerting, nondescript way, almost like a certain existential void, a primal fear hovering over/within this)

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    Sometimes get a gothy vibe from Pour Lui. I think it's the florals given a "dark-wash", like that Ophelia painting.
    Black orchid I guess somewhat too.

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    OMS is just plain scary!

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    Oh, Zoologist Bat, of course. It smells literally like an old, damp, moldy, rock-lined root cellar for much of its evolution. Don’t know how the perfumer pulled that off, but it’s a trip. Hard to wear, though.
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    Creed Royal Mayfair - It smells exactly like a funeral home and all that is death. In the mid nineties I worked in a office that dealt with funeral homes. One day the powers that be decided that to show more empathy to the customers we had to visit funeral homes. On entering them we were shown around where the coffins were and then where the bodies were kept. For that part we had to put this eucalyptus stuff up by our nose so we did not have to smell the corpse's.

    So with that and the wooden cedar and pine coffins and flowers they had in vase's coupled with the eucalyptus I cannot ever wear Royal Mayfair. It just reminds me of death and funeral homes I had to go to, I just cannot separate the smell from the memory. Shame!
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    Strangely or not, both OMS and Royal Mayfair are personal favorite scents would-though quite personally and subjectively- never associate with death, unless death would be an experience in predominant, if not entire contradictions with nearly all theories about it (so far).

    Without wishing for any form of contradiction or controversy, managed to personally find, at least so far and to see in One Man Show as well as Creed Royal Mayfair some of the best fragrant renditions of being calm, even happy and accomplished, self assured and always classy, in fact with an elegant yet also statement-making, trendsetting powerhouse feel.
    From a personal viewpoint alone, the exact opposite of macabre on each, but one might never know and, again, pointing out the sheer subjectivity and not just highly likely but also frankly and openly assumed bias and inbuilt doubts, incertitude of this post.

    After all, just like (lady's or) one man's trash can be another (lady's or) one man's treasure (or vice-versa), a fairly comparable situation can apply to what one perceives as macabre and associated with death while someone else as the exact opposite.

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    Fort and Manle's Mr Bojnokopff's Purple Hat gave me a very gothic vibe.
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    Le Labo - Patchouli 24 (crematorium / burning corpse ).

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    +1 again to Iris Silver Mist
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