Scent by the Sea General Catalog Perfume Oil (Available)
Hashish parlors and opium dens were the dirty little secret of Victorian life. Operated by fallen women and foreign men, these underworld smoking rooms provided beds for patrons to lie back upon as they inhaled the sweet narcotic fumes of their vice from a hookah or water pipe. (For a really vivid depiction, see Oscar Wilde's Portrait of Dorian Gray, where the doomed protagonist takes a trip to a hash den to smoke away the experience of having murdered his best friend.) This scent is a blend of a sweet amber fragrance played against the strange narcotic seductiveness of tobacco smoke. It mellows to a powdery amber-pear note following the drydown. For the anxious: be assured no actual narcotics are to be found in this perfume!