Allen Ginsberg-Howl Perfume Oil


I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness...

---Allen Ginsberg Howl

Perhaps the iconic poem of the Beat Generation, Howl needed to be cast as a perfume. By "cast" we mean to make a mold of it, as in the lost wax process, so that you can feel the time it portrays with your mind through scent. This was a time of big perfumes, the discovery of patchouli, cigarette smoke, chypre with a wild touch of something from the east. There was sweat and sex, the world was discovered for the first time.

Possets' interpretation of Howl is unabashedly sexy, driven mad by welling passions. Black, red and amber musks wrestle furiously with sandalwood and opium tar resin. There is nothing light or gentle about this scent. A burning incense backs it up, black patchouli stands in the forefront. Dark, musky, resinous.

Tremendously savage, dark and sweet like molasses rather than sugar.

...and yet, there is something innocent about it all.


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Weight0.075 lbs

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2 reviews for Allen Ginsberg-Howl Perfume Oil

  1. Melissa

    This is such a unique scent and one of my favorites from Possets for sure! On my skin this is a musky resinous patchouli scent with a chocolate-like molasses twang. I’ve never smelled anything quite like it. It lasts and lasts on my scent eating skin and I can smell it on my clothes well into the next day. This is a wonderful scent for the Fall and Winter months but honestly, I rock this bad boy all year round.

  2. Wendy

    Biscuity opening that rapidly darkens with heavy spices and black musk. A smouldering heat entwined with the cool Possets chypre. Powdery edge. Deep and curious. As it dries down, other, creamier musks come into play amongst sweet incense and spices.

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