Anyone who haunted the gothic scene in the '80s or '90s remembers the scent of clove cigarettes. Great clouds of billowing clove smoke created a ubiquitous atmosphere in dance clubs and at live shows, floating through the air and creating an unmistakable, almost religious miasma. Smoking clove cigarettes was a perfumed but dangerous habit which was simultaneously romantic and literally self-annihilating, and served as an olfactory calling card for the gothic subculture.
I'd been searching for a scent that would encapsulate the romantic concept of Thorns as a brand, and suddenly I realized it could be none other than that very specific scent I missed from gothic spaces of yesteryear. After researching traditional kretek flavoring profiles, I reached out to the olfactory geniuses at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. They have called upon their decades of perfume experience and exquisite sensitivity to achieve this perfect evocation of an old school clove cigarette, which you can now enjoy in a much safer way!
Available in a perfume oil that is both vegan and cruelty free, this scent is a love letter to goth kids everywhere. I hope you'll enjoy this nostalgic and evocative scent as you haunt modern gothic spaces, or just float elegantly through your everyday life -- without any of us having to take up an actual clove smoking habit again. ;)