SYNOPSIS: 23-year-old Neal Orris is desperately searching for a getaway ticket from his dead end job and the decaying Virginia town where he grew up when a tip from a clairvoyant leads him to a barn housing his deceased father’s secret obsession, a pristine 1964 Shelby Cobra Roadster. His first stop is the tobacco farm where his best friend, Ike, is employed, and the two never look back. Aiming for the Palm Springs race tracks and prize winnings that would keep them afloat, their journey is a blur of seedy motels and stiff drinks, cool swimming pools and hot debutantes, burnt rubber and cigarette smoke. Each stop finds the friends inventing new pseudonyms and personas for themselves, their innocent game hurtling them into the throes of decadence and desolation.
HOW IT WEARS
The Cobra & The Canary takes off with bright lemon and an almost ashy note of tobacco flower in its already-burned state. Orris, leather and asphalt notes make themselves apparent next, lending a creamier quality to the earthier, ashier notes… and only then perhaps a delicate note of hay field lingers somewhere in the distance for the next 4-6 hours.
This is the scent of pulling in to a rest stop on a country road at high speed, tires screeching, music blasting. The echo of smoked cigarettes in a vintage car with an expensive leather and teak interior. You’ve parked next to a field, the smells of nature surrounding, and recline on the hood of the car, soaking up the sun. Don this scent on hot, hazy weekdays when you can put your life on hold and enjoy a simple luxury like a fast drive in the country.
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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