The Cobra & the Canary is a unique leather fragrance, with intriguing soft smokyness, elegant slightly silvery freshness (derived from the orris) and a subtle touch of seductive sweetness.
“We were driving faster than dammit, headed due west for a place called Anywhere But Here.” -James Spundt
"When a tip from a clairvoyant leads 23-year old Neal Orris to a rural Connecticut barn housing his deceased father’s secret obsession, a pristine 1964 Shelby Cobra Roadster, it is the getaway ticket he was desperately searching for. After liberating his best friend Ike from his dead-end job on the family farm, the two hit the open highway. Aiming for the Palm Springs race tracks, their journey is a blur of seedy motels, cool swimming pools, hot debutantes, cocktails, and cigarette smoke. Each stop finds the friends inventing new pseudonyms and personas for themselves, their innocent game hurtling into the depths of decadence and desolation."
WHEN TO WEAR THIS FRAGRANCE: 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.
lemon, orris, tobacco flower, leather, hay, asphalt
The stories about the fragrances from Imaginary Authors are pieces of art in themselves. Compelling, with the necessary drama, romance, and plot twists the stories exist parallel to the perfumes.
Although perfumer Josh Meyer makes the scents first, after which he and his creative director Ashod Simonian form the texts, letting themselves be inspired by the stories the fragrances and ingredients tell them. The fresh presentation of the brand with their playful ingredient lists, such as 'first kiss' in Sundrunk.
The brand was born from the idea of scent as art and art as provocation. Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In the bottles, layered stories are ready to start dreamy conversations or transport one to new places. They are fragrances to curl up with on the sofa, to share with friends, to take with you on a journey and hopefully they create their own story in your life.
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- Free delivery: all orders above € 95 in NL and Belgium.
- Smaller orders within NL: € 4.50.
- Samples orders within NL: € 3.95 (incl. track & trace).
- 1 sample orders within NL: € 1 (no track & trace)
- Smaller orders and more than 1 sample to Belgium: € 6,50.
- 1 sample orders to B: € 1,50 (no track & trace).