Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Xerjoff's Sergio Momo collaborate on perfume and song

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has collaborated with Xerjoff's Sergio Momo on a new perfume, and in return, Momo has played guitar on Iommi's forthcoming track called Scent of the Dark.

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The collaboration is part of Xerjoff's latest venture, Xerjoff Blends, an "experimental and experiential concept that creates multisensory experiences, blending fragrance with other sensory elements."

"The first multisensory interactions primarily between perfume and music come together in an unexpected and uniquely modern way, merging the dark and Gothic notes of scent, sound and design in a unified perception.​
Sergio Momo from Xerjoff and the most enduring icon of hard rock, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi wanted to encapsulate in a bottle the evocation of emotions, alongside a new music track and video, and a bespoke cocktail."​

The fragrance contains notes of bergamot, rum, Bulgarian Geranium, passion fruit, cinnamon, Bulgarian rose, patchouli, Australian sandalwood, ambergris, vanilla, Tonka bean, caramel and musk.

The fragrance is available in a standard 'Monkey Special' edition bottle, or a deluxe 'Signed Crystal' limited edition.

You can see the video for the track below.

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This sounds like it would be an interesting concept. I'd be game to try it should I come across it.
 
As someone that equates the art and joy of scent comparably to the art and joy of music this totally makes sense to me. Considering there are so many car companies and celebrity collabs why wouldn't bands/musicians conspire with perfumers to connect and expand the creative power of their relative arts? It sure feels more creative to use the art of sound to inspire the art of smell than to create a fragrance and bottle it with a Ferrari logo.
 
I love it! Definitely a dark tune but that is what they were going for based upon the brand of Black Sabbath and Tony Iommi, but I absolutely love the idea of song writing and perfumery. Believe it or not there is a very similar mental process in writing/producing and most similarly MIXING a song to formulating a scent. At least in my very humble experience.
 
Now just to go to a show to get it signed.
Got to see Tonni & Ronnie on the Mob Rules tour.

On a small world, west of wonder
Somewhere, nowhere, oh
There's a rainbow that will shimmer
When the summer falls
If an echo doesn't answer
When it hears a certain sound
Then the beast is free to wander
But never is seen around
And it's the sign of the southern cross

Would love to see him again,
with this bottle in hand of course.
 
Ok, the song is badass, but the video, not so much. I actually laughed when they seem to float eerily through the door, then are suddenly in a bright, airy kitchen sniffing and spraying each other's wrists.
Still, hell yes, I'd love a bottle. Collabs are so cool. First, there was Metallica's whiskey, and now Black Sabbath's perfume -- sounds like Christmas came early this year!
 
Now just to go to a show to get it signed.
Got to see Tonni & Ronnie on the Mob Rules tour.

On a small world, west of wonder
Somewhere, nowhere, oh
There's a rainbow that will shimmer
When the summer falls
If an echo doesn't answer
When it hears a certain sound
Then the beast is free to wander
But never is seen around
And it's the sign of the southern cross

Would love to see him again,
with this bottle in hand of course.
I too saw the Sabbs on The Mob Rules tour. At the Omni in Atlanta. Doc Holliday was the opening act. I was a bit disappointed by that choice as opener and could've provided a list a mile long of more appropriate opening acts. Anyhow it was a great show by Sabbath and Tony, Geezer and RJD we're in fine form. I honestly can't remember who was on drums. I really didn't love the Mob Rules album as it was a poorly recorded/mixed letdown after a very great Heaven & Hell.
The next time I saw Black Sabbath was at the UIC Pavilion here in Chicago with Ian Gillan on vocals in support of their Born Again album. A record that again suffered crummy production but does contain a couple keepers. "Deep Sabbath" people called them and Gillan's amazing voice did make for a unique sound. Annoying, Slade-stealing Quiet Riot opened this show. Again a less than stellar opening act. They could've at least brought Quartz over with them...but whatever...
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