Smoky Perfume – a playlist

A wisp of incense smoke on a textured dark background.

This whole not-being-able-to-smell thing is rather distressing, like the world has lost a dimension.
But I’m getting better enough to be bored and fidgety, and I haven’t lost my hearing, so–

Here’s a playlist of songs, from my ramblings on scents that are all tagged as having smoky notes. Many get their smoke from incense, some from black tea; labdanum–rock rose–can have a marvelous creosote layer, and gunpowder gives edgy darkness.

Some of the songs are harsh, some soft, but they all have an intimate bluesy smoke vibe.
(And get vaxxed, and take your vitamin D.)

Absolue Pour Le SoirHoney Bee by Muddy Waters
A City On FireRooms on Fire by Stevie Nicks
NorneIf I Had a Heart by Fever Ray
O, Unknown!Blood Makes Noise by Suzanne Vega
Breath of GodJust Breathe by Pearl Jam
Land of WarriorsTake out the Gunman by Chevelle
FateI Put a Spell on You by Samantha Fish
TimbuktuTimbuktu Fasso by Fatoumata Diawara & Amine Bouhafa
MemoirInsanity by Emaan Zadjali
EncensSmoke & Mirrors by Gotye
Spice Must FlowCapricorn by 30 Seconds to Mars
La Fin du MondeUntil the End of the World by U2
Everything & NothingNothin’ by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
LuiGentle Groove by Mother Love Bone

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