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The wild shrill of Black Francis coming through the radio in the August heat. Ripe fig, iris, coconut milk, tonka and dry blond woods.

Top Notes

  • bergamot
  • green leaf
  • pear stem

Heart Notes

  • fig
  • coconut milk
  • iris

Base Notes

  • blond woods
  • tonka bean
  • moss

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Music is essential to life. I was born in a house of blues—dad’s from Chicago. At 9 I went to camp on an island. Cool older punk kids showed me the Misfits and the Pixies. (One of those kids was actually comedian Rob Delaney).

That summer was ruled by Doolittle. The provocative lyrics. The cackle of Frank Black. I absorbed it in the summer heat. August humidity. Young romance.

Our Debaser scent is hot, humid, sexy.

Green stems, deep purple fig, soft blond woods, a wet white ethereal musk, and the coumarin-vanillic note of tonka bean.-D.S.


Perfume Alcohol Denat., Fragrance (Parfum), Water (Aqua), Citral, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool

Pocket Fragrance (Parfum), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citral, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool

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  • When our fume master David creates our fragrances, he sees them in color. The throw of a particular aroma can be described in the colors it implies in the mind of one with synethesia. Vetyer can smell straw like yellow, patchouli, deep red, and so on. David is very enthusiastic about translating an idea from one discipline to another—so music, words, and ultimately color become aromas to wear on skin and in sanctuary.

  • Vetyver is a perfume in and of itself. Qualities vary heavily due to how long the roots of this grass are distilled, the Haitian is the finest. It has a coffee roasted peanut tone over straw-toned grass. Earthy and green, but it also screams yellow like the color of the finest distillates. Vetyver can be the base of almost anything from florals to woods. Vetiver from Indonesia is ashier like caramelized smoke.

  • Lime oil provides zest and freshness with the added bonus of giving us a green top note. Limes get along with flowers, chypres, and earthy fragrances. Lime flowers smell of green orange blossom and are a nice accord in colognes.