Black Sheep (Dark Matter--Summer 2010)

These were part of previous collections which didn't get voted into the Permanent Collection. They are beautiful and have their avid followings. You would be able to purchase them during a Retour, which Possets brings back all of the fragrances they have ever made and offers them for sale again for a limited time.

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Black Sheep (Dark Matter--Summer 2010)

Post by Maya » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:31 pm

The Possets description: "In honor of my family's very own ad man of the 1950's, cousin Don Hopkins who was vice president for Chrysler Corporation in New York City (according to family lore). He was brilliant, creative and in charge of all their advertising. He was fond of martini's and smoking and went to lunch with a vendor who got busy buttering him up on the expense account on a Friday and suggested that cousin Don go into his boss' office as soon as he got back, point out the boss' considerable faults in great detail, and tell said boss that he, Don, should have that job. Don thought that sounded like a capital idea (he was quite drunk by this time) and proceeded to do just as suggested. Alas, the result was not that Don assumed his boss' job but that Don had to answer the question his boss put to him at the end of his tirade,"Well, Don, where are you going to be working on Monday?" Don landed on his feet. He worked to his dying day in New Your City and never was at a loss for friends. I remember meeting him and I went to a party he gave for his creative friends and this fragrance attempts to capture that experience. I have never been in the company of such brilliance, imagination, and hard edge fun.

A very unusual concoction which can only be described as a "zesty animalic", cognac combines with an unctuous aldehyde, the whole thing ignites in a light haze of lightest menthol, a rasp of lemon and orange peel, and a wallop of blue musk. The sort of thing you wake up from with a banging headache but you know you REALLY flew right up to the sun."
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Re: Black Sheep (Dark Matter--Summer 2010)

Post by MageLocusta » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:27 pm

I was so excited to try this scent when it came back for the Summer Retour (I love boozy scents, I love 'refreshing' notes like menthol at the same time, and I also loved the inspiration behind this fragrance).

When my decant arrived, I was SO ready to smell like an alcoholic bad-@ss. The perfume opened up with a gorgeous golden 'bloom' of cognac--and then suddenly I'm smelling like I'm facedown on the floor of some shop at Camden.

I live an hour away from the London borough of Camden (which is famous for its many punk/gothic/alternative/bohemian shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars (though sadly that's been changing fast)), so I used to visit the area regularly for clothes and an occasional music gig (and let me tell you--to me Camden smells a LOT like incense, decades-worth of spilled drinks, loose tobacco, cigarette butts, low-grade marijuana candies (the kind with probably 0.01% of actual marijuana) and scummy rainwater).

Luckily, I'm not getting any scummy rainwater from Black Sheep (or any incense)--but it still smells SO much like one of the many shops of Camden (like, even the menthol note smells toasted--like spilled tobacco leaves. But it also smells herby with a candy-sweet edge--like those marijuana candies) I do like the blue musk, especially since it's got that aquatic vibe that matches well with the menthol note. But it resembles Camden so much that I think I'll just keep a decant for the memories (and wear it only at home, around understanding company).

This whole scent definitely fits the 'waking up with a splitting headache after too much fun'' vibe that it's going for (in my case, it makes me feel like I partied too hard and woke up on an unwashed floor that's been stomped on by many interesting customers)--which makes it a very evocative and unusual perfume. Thus, I would recommend future buyers to DEFINITELY expect this to be a niche fragrance.

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