Alkemia As Dark Things are Meant to be Loved has notes of lapsang souchong tea, aloeswood, smoked black amber, aged dark patchouli, tonka, Amazonian breuzinho, Moroccan bhakoor, labdanum, temple incense, caramelized opium, black coffee, black coconut, soft Russian leather and tabac leaf.
"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body." - Pablo Neruda
Art: Young Woman Wearing a Shawl by Jean-Baptiste Santerre, 1699
This is the alcohol free perfume. It is also free of parabens, phthalates, PDGs and other unpleasant things. Alkemia is a hand-blended and small batch perfumery using natural essences, ethically rendered accords, and lab-created aroma molecules.
Alkemia As Dark Things are Meant to be Loved Reviews
Reddit - "I don't find it masculine, contrary to the other reviewers, so ymmv. Tea, resins, hints of incense and leather, plus something that sweetens the whole thing. I very much love it! Very well blended and unisex on me, rather than masculine."
Reddit - "It’s hard to pin down all the notes, but I definitely smell caramel right out of the bottle. On skin it seems to switch around from coconut, wood, caramel, and especially coffee. Mostly get caramel and coffee from it, but wow does it go hard. Eventually it settles down into a simpler leather. Lots of stuff going on but fortunately I love all of them..."
Alkemia - "This smells like a dark warm room with incenses that wrap you in a hug. Sitting in a old leather chair while someone smokes clove cigarettes across from you. That all being said I love it."