A blast of oil as the engine fires. A vintage leather jacket laced with tobacco. A diplomat dressed as a punk rocker. Rook was a scent perfumer Nadeem Crowe created for himself and with a little convincing decided to share. The opening is strong and phenolic with a big puff of smokey firewood and birch tar. Dirty/clean as the leathery animalic notes juxtapose a soapy accord at its heart. The base is woody and dark with a warm incense accord and the memory of the smoke that started the journey.
Notes: birch tar, tobacco, castoreum (vegan), cardamom, ginger, civet, agarwood, incense, ambrette, ambergris, guaiac wood and musk