SYNOPSIS: In 1980, Gwen K. Vroomen quit a monotonous job, went to the corner bar, and – on the bartender’s urging – threw a dart at a world map tacked on the wall. She had never heard of Goa but knew immediately she needed to go. Three months later she was celebrating Hindu New Year at a tea garden high in the hills of Kerala, fireworks exploding below. She wrote of that night: “I was resuscitated by color, redeemed by the vibrant unknown.” Her self-proclaimed “Journey out of darkness,” dotted with unforgettable stories of night markets, river floats, and harrowing moped rides, inspired a generation of young Americans eager to buck the drudgery of ordinary life.
Arpora Night Market
HOW IT WEARS
Slow Explosions begins with crisp green apple followed by fresh but velvety rose. As it settles on the skin, the scent is warmed by saffron, which then beckons in the benzoin and cashmere wood. The dry down of Slow Explosions reveals sensual, dark leather, binding the scent to the skin for 6-8 hours.
With pops of rose and hits of saffron, we love how this fragrance explodes on the skin and awakens the senses. Every inhale will open you up to the idea of escape, push you to take risks, and embolden you to get truly lost.
ABOUT THE BRAND
First launched in 2012, in Portland, Oregon, Imaginary Authors offers wildly unique fragrances, born from the concept of scent as art and art as provocation.
Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. Inside each bottle is a layered narrative sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrance that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal story. They not only invigorate and intoxicate, but transport you to new, unexplored places… just follow your nose.
Imaginary Authors’ fragrances are composed using a harmonious blend of essential oils, absolutes, isolated molecules, safe synthetic molecules, C02 oils, and resins. Free of parabens and phthalates, they abstain from animal testing and are totally vegan. Designed to be worn by anyone and everyone, their fragrances are totally genderless.
Each Imaginary Authors fragrance follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists. Every scent comes with its own fictional synopsis, but it’s up to the wearer bring the story to life.
These are scents to curl up with, to share with friends, to take with you wherever you go, and to return to again and again for a uniquely transcendent olfactory experience.
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