Imaginary Authors A City on Fire

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All sales are final, we are a perfume sampling company - letting you try perfume before you invest in a bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any product that you do not like. If you are new to perfume or wanting to break out of wearing the same scent, try our starter sampler packs so that you can find the perfume that works for you.


Imaginary Authors A City on Fire was released in 2014, created by Josh Meyer.  Notes of cade oil, spikenard, cardamom, clearwood, dark berries, labdanum and burnt match.

All of the Imaginary Authors have a story that accompanies them. Here is the story of A City on Fir from the Imaginary Authors website:  "A brilliantly dark graphic novel, A City On Fire, is the story of two match-makers. Rupert literally fabricates matches in a factory on the waterfront while Frances writes a dating column for the city’s newspaper. Both are recluses who haunt the night’s shadows observing clandestine activities from afar but never partaking. That changes one fortuitous evening when they are both witness to the same high-profile murder and are forced to come together as an unlikely vigilante pair in order to save their own names.

Imaginary Authors developed this fragrance exclusively for Machus, a modern menswear retailer focused on forward concepts and clean classics in Portland’s Lower East Burnside neighborhood."

Imaginary Authors A City on Fire is an eau de parfum, edp.

Imaginary Authors A City on Fire Reviews

Fragrantica - "MMM's By the Fireplace smells like Teddy Grahams while ACOF smells like the crisp dry ambers in an evening stroll. I understand why this is one IA's most popular scents. I will wear this often and prefer it much more than other fireplace scents I have smelled."

Fragrantica - "A City on Fire almost perfectly captures the art of fragrance development. There is smoke here and it’s almost definitely burnt match smoke rather than wood fire. But it’s complemented by woods and juniper, almost like a gin and tonic. There is a sour note as well, but that’s the other half of the gin and tonic nod. It’s wearable and unique, but it’s challenging. The dry down is quite beautiful."

Fragrantica - "This is the strike of a match smell. Flinty, metallic, sparky, acrid, nose tingling, kind of smoky. It has an industrial, subway system, urban sootiness to it. Which, is not something, I would think of, by my own language, as smelling good. Except that I love that kind of flinty, gasoline, greasy smell, and so, I guess I'm just saying I could understand why YOU might not like it."