The Soundtrack scents for Only Lovers Left Alive were a tremendous joy to work on. The score is phenomenal: it is heart-clutchingly atmospheric - dark and moody, desolate and languid. The creation of the soundtrack scents involved hours of analyzing each track while attempting to not only capture the tone of the music itself, but to also emphasize the structure of the rhythm, pitch, tempo, and texture of the sound through scent.
STREETS OF DETROIT
Black musk accord, Ethiopian myrrh, and motor oil.
FUNNEL OF LOVE
17-year aged black patchouli, champaca flower, cardamom bud, green coriander, Haitian vetiver, red vegetal musk, black pepper, night-blooming jasmine, and leather.
Ambergris accord, guiac wood, white benzoin, immortelle, and Somalian myrrh.
IN TEMPLUM DEI
Oman frankincense, cistus labdanum, white sandalwood, and liquidambar.
OUR HEARTS CONDEMN US
Keralan teakwood, Bulgarian rose otto, Himalayan cedar, and oudh.
Saffron-infused bourbon vanilla, blackened honey, Kashmir wood, Atlas cedar, ambrette seed, hay, and Egyptian jasmine absolute.
THIS IS YOUR WILDERNESS
Honeyed patchouli with cypress, black pine, and tobacco absolute.
(I have the soundtrack on cd and the red vinyl gatefold edition. If ever there was a soundtrack worth buying twice, this is it.)
The soundtrack features SQÜRL, Jozef Van Wissem, Yasmine Hamdan, and Zola Jesus.