Here is the scent description from Darling Clandestine:
"You guys should be in every major city."
Yes. It's a fragrance inspired by the Boondock Saints. Smoke and blood and whiskey and damp alleys and leather and steel and gunpowder and sweat and denim and sweet wooden rosary beads and a bit of clover struggling up through concrete cracks. It is unisex and so, so, so sexy.
Aequitas contains highly concentrated German chamomile, so it's got a bit o' the green. And since it also contains real whiskey, the dark resins and lovely insanely green oil-bubbles tend to separate and settle at the bottom. Just give the bottle a shake, and the perfume turns the color of a luna moth. :)
Can I just say that the color and consistency of this perfume is just awesome? There really are little bubbles in it! I had to google what a Luna moth looked like, so this is it:
Photo Source- Butterflies and Moths
I remember when this perfume came out, as I was stalking the OHWTO website for their Halloween collection. Aequitas is a collaboration with OHWTO- Veritas is the OHWTO perfume, and Aequitas is the DC perfume. They can be worn together to make a superperfume! But yeah, onto the scent!
The cold sniff of this perfume is incredibly perplexing and kind of frightening. There's a sharpness to it that is very green, but also what appears to be the steel in this blend. Initial application reveals the fresh greenness of the German Chamomile, though it's considerably better than the cold sniff. There is also a strong metallic note of blood. I say it's the blood and not the steel because I remember the blood note distinctively from a perfume I have from TMTM, Paramour, which shares a lot of the notes contained in Aequitas. The leather comes out in the drydown so much that I can't detect any other notes. This is definitely not an easy perfume to describe, but it's pretty interesting. I'm glad it didn't smell like whiskey on me, because I don't tend to like boozy scents. I enjoyed this perfume, but I do wish it lasted longer. It disappeared seemingly immediately on me!