imaginary authors slow explosions

Imaginary Authors

Slow Explosions


In 1980, Gwen K. Vroomen quit a monotonous job, went to the corner bar, and – on the bartender’s urging – threw a dart at a world map tacked on the wall. She had never heard of Goa but knew immediately she needed to go. Three months later she was celebrating Hindu New Year at a tea garden high in the hills of Kerala, fireworks exploding below. She wrote of that night: “I was resuscitated by color, redeemed by the vibrant unknown.” Her self-proclaimed “Journey out of darkness,” dotted with unforgettable stories of night markets, river floats, and harrowing moped rides, inspired a generation of young Americans eager to buck the drudgery of ordinary life.



Saffron, Rose, Leather, Apple, Benzoin, Cashmeran, Arpora Night Market


Josh Meyer


Alcohol Sda40b, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (fragrance)

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"There’s a reason Slow Explosions won the Readers’ Choice award in AskMen’s first ever Grooming Awards — it’s that damn good. This award winning fragrance is proof that to be a good rose scent, rose doesn’t have to be the star.

The most prominent note in Slow Explosions is saffron, but the way the rose note blends with the saffron along with green apple creates a remarkable wine accord. As time passes, the wine subsides and the scent transforms into a sublime leathery, green apple fragrance. By far the most unique, rose experience on this list."


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