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Black Powder is an unexpected olfactory melody made of interrupted sounds, full volume and contrasting notes; powerful like a bullet hitting the prissy and homogenized side of a society which is unable to understand Nirvana’s social poetry. It’s a bold and daring sound, born from guitars playing in Seattle’s garages.On a leather accord, Julien Rasquinet sculpts loud blackcurrant notes and rebellious pimento notes, in his unique and powerful style. Crispy apple hints convey the romantic and bohemian side of Kurt Cobain’s soul, exploding into an intense, deep, mysterious and sensual fragrance.
Blackcurrant, crispy apple, pimento
Suede, tobacco leaves, frankincense
Sandalwood, Tonka beans, patchouli heart
Black Powder is Generation X’s stifled scream, embodied by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s rebellious and epic sound, which is able to give voice to the emotional revolution of this urban tribe.
Seattle, hub of a cultural melting pot, gave birth to one of the most extraordinary music phenomenons in rock history. It is the evolution of Seattle’s music traditions: in the garages, from the hardest rock, Grunge is born. Rough melodies created in underground areas express this generation’s uneasiness. Nirvana’s lyrics exude the existential angst that Kurt Cobain used to express by turning folk melodies into visionary and toxic musical idioms, a constant rhythm where sweet memories alternate with regrets through acoustic laments.
Behind the name
Kurt Cobain’s music bursts on the scene and crosses the 80s-90s musical panorama, triggering the explosion of a rebellious and offbeat cultural and generational movement...Music that fights against the establishment.
The chosen color recalls the imaginative atmospheres of the hidden places where Seattle sound fully expressed itself.
From music notes to olfactory notes
The jarring chords of Kurt Cobain’s guitar are the top notes: the sweetish blackcurrant together with the bitter pimento represent the melodic and poignant riff of Seattle sound.Gentle hints of Tonka Bean, sweet as childhood memories, interplay with the intensity of patchouli, whilst the persistent Sandalwood note expresses the obsessive rhythm of instruments.
Whilst the persistent Sandalwood note expresses the obsessive rhythm of instruments. Frankincense celebrates both the revolutionary atmosphere and the rebellious and romantic spirit of Nirvana’s lyrics.
"I admire the courage he had to fight against the system, using his talent and music as a weapon."
V-Monkeys, MTV Awards 1992