Named for India ink pigment, originally made with soot collected from oil-burning lamps. Ink-like nagarmotha is paired with sparkling citrus. Transparent, colorful, dark.
NOTES: sweet orange, black pepper, bitter grapefruit, nagarmotha, benzoin, vetiver, inky notes.
OCCASIONS: sophisticated cocktails; brisk autumn evenings; chance encounters in city streets.
A cult favorite that's both unusual and classic. Lampblack is named for the pigment in India ink, formerly made from the soot of oil-burning lamps. The scent enhances the ink-like notes of nagarmotha and balances them with vetiver to create a transparent, colorful darkness.
"Quiet, stylish, salubrious … Very nice work." Four Stars. —Luca Turin, Perfumes, the Guide.
"Bruno Fazzolari's Lampblack is one of my favorite indie fragrances of the past couple years." Robin, Now Smell This.