de Kloka + Death & Co Botanical Perfume Sampler



We’re thrilled to partner with Northern California-based de Kloka to create four exceptional botanical perfumes inspired by Death & Co’s bars in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Each gender-inclusive scent is made from 100 percent natural ingredients and evokes the unique place where our bars are located, while remaining anchored in the dark frisson of the Death & Co hospitality experience. 

Botanical perfume is intimate and ethereal; it wears close to the body and invites reapplication. This is perfume for people who think they don’t like perfume, or who are overwhelmed by commercial fragrances made with synthetic ingredients. 

This sampler four-pack contains one 2ml bottle of each scent: New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.. Like the cocktails at Death & Co, these perfumes are hand-crafted works of liquid art. 

About the scents:

The New York scent is warm, spicy, woody, earthy, and animalic. For its formulation, de Kloka perfumer Jackie Brenner chose elements that speak to classic cocktails, including spikenard, an ancient aromatic with earthy, rooty, and slightly bitter aromas reminiscent of amaro or vermouth. You’ll also find coriander in the top notes, which lightens the perfume with a citrusy herbal note, much as it does in many gin formulations. Absolutes of rose and beeswax in the middle notes are reminiscent of candlelight and lipstick. 

The Denver perfume plays with elements in the cool mountain air. Vivid green pine absolute gives this perfume its incredible natural color and the scent of walking through a coniferous forest. The saddle leather aspects are grounded with earthy and fresh patchouli. The heart is cool and green with Persian cypress and poplar buds. The fresh citrus top notes of grapefruit and lime create an aroma of dried hops and fresh cannabis.

The Los Angeles scent is all about heat and velvety suede texture. Ginger and orange combined with rare citruses like yuzu and yellow mandarin open the perfume with its narcotic white flowers of jasmine and orange blossom. Distinctive resinous notes from frankincense, myrrh, and sweet incense round out the texture that is grounded in Royal Hawaiian sandalwood and Haitian vetiver.

The Washington, D.C. is built on a woody and spicy base of sweet tobacco and coffee. The heart is fruity, herbal, and green floral with the signature D.C. springtime cherry and magnolia blossoms. Precious spices of the time like black pepper, nutmeg, and cardamom give this perfume its spicebox aspects. Herbal and fruity clary sage pairs with the musky-fruity black currant buds and tangy lime to create a green apple note. 

Read more about de Kloka founder/perfumer Jackie Brenner here

See recipes inspired by each of the sents here

Product Details:

  • Volume: 4 X 2ml sample bottles of eau de parfum
  • Ingredients: Botanical perfume is made from completely natural ingredients. The aromatic essences are derived from plant and animal materials, not synthesized from petroleum products. The perfumes of de Kloka are hand-blended from essential oils, Co2 extractions, absolutes, concretes, tinctures, natural isolates, and compounded natural isolates from around the world. Absolutely no petrochemicals or synthetics are used.
  • Note: The perfumes contain natural pigments which may stain or discolor clothing and other materials—spritz with awareness.
  • Allergy warning: Naturalness does not imply a lack of potential allergens. Please be aware that different people are sensitive to different things, and if you should have any sort of reaction, please discontinue use and consult a physician.
  • Made in: Berkeley, California

CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to