These fragrances are a cold finger on the back of your neck, an eerie whisper in the night. From a blood red rose, to a dusty crypt, these scents embrace the darkness in life.
Combining rose with patchouli can bring out the thorns and earth. Spiritual imagery can be conjured with the use of incense, myrrh, sandalwood and oud. Some fragrances use earthy, damp and musty notes to evoke the feel or a grave, cave, tomb or a forgotten space. The scent of leather can mean the seat of a new Jaguar to some, or a thigh-high boot and riding crop to another.
Whilst some of these perfumes may be too challenging for some, there are plenty here which simply have a dark feel due to resins, woods or leather.