This Fragrance is So “Bad,” It’s Good

COME TO THE DARK SIDE. Following his return to Detroit, designer John Varvatos thought up a new blend of scents for the Dark Rebel release


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Jonas Kesseler


The sleek black flacon wrapped in leather bands is an immediate scene-stealer.

As it opens, one could sense a very strong kick of pepper and whiffs of tobacco, enveloped in sensual, resinous woods. You might also find that much of its nuances resonate strongly with the qualities of a fine leather jacket: black, fearless and different.

It is no wonder why the house has chosen for this fragrance a stark slogan that reads “From darkness comes light.”




This eau de toilette, which comes in 75ml or 125ml variants, is definitely not for the light-hearted.