Broken Theories

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Broken Theories opens with a notable smoke note, warmed with tobacco and brightened with blood orange. The smokiness settles into cozy and subtly sweet blend of vanilla bean, oud and sandalwood. Another impressive composition from self-taught indie perfumer John Pegg. 

"Dark corners of a room seem to creep and reach out as the midnight clouds steal the last remaining shards of moonlight. Memories of smokey dreams are lost within your mind. Ruminating of the scent of mystery and nightfall, the fire you went through drifts along the air, the spices of heartache linger on the skin. Assured, you know morning will come, the darkness will subside, and the theory that everything remains dreadful will be smashed and broken." — Kerosene Fragrances

John Pegg

blood orange, spices, tobacco, vanilla bean, sandalwood, oud, incense

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We do not accept returns of perfumes, simply because perfumes can't be resold once they've been opened and used. We encourage you to order samples before purchasing full bottles of perfume. And here's the good news — with every sample purchased, we'll send you a coupon code that allows you to redeem the cost of the sample and sample shipping if you buy a full bottle of the fragrance you tried (in other words, you get $10 off).

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Complimentary Samples

We provide complimentary samples with $75+ full bottle purchases. You may request up to 3 samples with any qualifying order. Please use the Order Note section on the Shopping Cart overlay to let us know which complimentary samples you would like. We'll try to provide the scents you've requested, but substitutions may occur if items are out of stock. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

Gotta love the oud😫

Burnt Incense & Fresh Grown Indica, and a hint of Vanilla

I absolutely love this scent. One of my all time favorites. The two notes that really stick out for me is the smell of burnt incense -- and not the smell of burning incense, but the smell that lingers shortly after the incense has finished burning. Smoky and sweet, but not overly so. The second note that really hits me, is the fresh, yet sharp note you get from smelling recently trimmed cannabis. I haven't really seen anyone else mention this on review sites, so maybe it's just me, but I that's a smell I adore and it is very present with Broken Theories. The cannabis smell does go away with the dry down though, leaving behind just the incense and a hint of vanilla.




Dark, smoky scent. Long lasting and great sillage.


Tabaco, Oud , incenses, spices plus that blood orange omg what scent.

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