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Father John Misty debuts new fragrance, Innocence by Misty

June 05, 2013|By August Brown
  • Father John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, has a new perfume out, Innocence by Misty.
Father John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, has a new perfume out, Innocence… (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles…)

If you're anything like us, you regularly emerge from the shower aglow with the possibility of a fine night out, one filled with friends, wine and song. As you part the steam in the bathroom mirror, you reflect on your striking visage, pleased that a life of adventure and experience has only added to your allure and mystery.

But then you notice that something is amiss. There is a last detail, an essence gone missing -- the key that turns the lock of inhibition, allowing lust to bloom.

And you say to yourself, "I need the scent of Father John Misty."

Well ladies, your search is over.

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The rakish singer-songwriter-novelist-cruise curmudgeon Josh Tillman has outdone himself in his latest collaboration -- Innocence by Misty, a fragrance for women crafted under the auspices of fellow singer-songwriter Will Oldham and Sanae Barber's SANAE Intoxicants.

The (very serious and very expensive) company has previously released four small-run fragrances -- one explicitly inspired by Oldham's experimental folk work as Bonnie Prince Billy, and three others with essences of Balsam of Peru, clary sage and pink pepper and vetiver and labdanum.

Innocence by Misty features "rare essential oils, fixed in a base of organic cane alcohol" with "pure botanical fragrances of Sweet Orange Oil, Tunisian Neroli, Mimosa Absolute, Violet Absolute, Jasmine Grand, Bourbon Vanilla, and Linden Blossom."

Only 300 bottles will be made. If you need more convincing, there's an appropriately evocative video preview for it.

The perfume will be released in August, with pre-sales beginning in June. A 15-milliliter atomizer bottle will run $75, and we'll go ahead and say that our birthday-shopping list for our girlfriend is officially locked down.

In other Father John Misty news, he's released a video for his single "Funtimes in Babylon," one he co-directed with Grant James. It's a tape-warped desert romp accompanying a great song, and we're already smelling the Tunisian neroli from it.

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