A local vintage fashion label, Brooklyn Dry Goods, have teamed up with American niche perfumery DS & Durga to create a limited-edition perfume evocatively called Spent Musket Oil. While the scent leans in the direction of a masculine audience, it is said to offer welcome differentiated olfactory variations on either men's or women's skins...
The scent reportedly smells sweeter on a woman's skin and smokier on a man's, a difference one can often notice with some other perfumes.
"Spent Musket Oil takes it's [sic] cue from the other worldly aroma of a Barbary wars era rifle found in the hold of a packet ship in the Brooklyn Navy Yards with accords of vintage birchwood, spent rifle oil, & dried leather hilt warmed by Cavendish tabac, Merchant Marine's bay rhum, & musk."
The only problem with this a priori interesting composition is that only 175 copies were made available. It feels almost like a masochistic act to spring for something sounding so good, yet so bent on lasting ephemerally.
As it is, amateurs of perfume curios might want to check it out.
Price: $130. Available at bklyndrygoods.com
Co-founders Jahn Hall and Kurt Uhlendorf tell more about the composition,