Pipe Bomb Eau de Parfum


SCENT NOTES: saltwater, amber, metal

At first, all you can smell is a faint spark, something sharp and bright leading down the fuse to a fragrant explosion. This perfume starts quiet and takes about twenty minutes for the fuse to burn before the scent comes alive. Like an underwater firecracker bundled with incense, light saltwater notes meld with hot metal to create an inviting, warm glove that shapes differently to fit each wearer's hand. 


If your new bottle of Pipe Bomb smells like alcohol, it's fine. Here is why...

ANOSMIC: Pipe Bomb contains so few molecules that the nose may become anosmic to the scent. What is anosmic, you ask? The ability to smell the things around us varies from person to person. Mucous membranes, head traumas, the common cold, and/or simple genetics complicate things further.

With Pipe Bomb, if you can't smell the fragrance on your skin, wait up to 20 minutes as it will grow over time. Then if you still can't smell it, trust that your friends can. Over time you may become anosmic to the scent, so you might consider taking a break or seek something stronger; this was one of the key reasons we created Pipe Bomb Intense. 

AGING: Your bottle of Pipe Bomb will grow stronger over time, infinitely. Keep this in mind when transitioning from an older bottle to a newer bottle (Anosmia may occur). Store testers and samples will always smell stronger than your new bottle. To help prevent issues, we age all bottles of Pipe Bomb for at least four months before bottling.

For more information about Pipe Bomb vs. Pipe Bomb Intense, click here.

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Tabitha L.
United States United States
My fav

I never smell it on myself throughout the day but I get so many compliments

John j.
United States United States

Absolutely love this fragrance. 2 nd bottle but the spray gets crusty an sometimes won’t spray

Joy D.
United States United States
Pipe Bomb is the bomb

This is the best perfume I've ever worn. I get compliments almost every time I wear it and wish it came as a lotion, room freshener, and laundry detergent!

Aimee B.
United States United States

I’m sad sad sad ! Pipe bomb is one of my favorite sents I love it so much ! this recent bottle I got has NOscent I can’t smell it Nor anyone around me I’ve been wearing this fragrance for years so I know its not working.. please send me a new one Maybe the pipebomb intense Version I will send this one back!


Hi Aimee, Pipe Bomb is a mysterious scent. One attribute of this fragrance is that the molecule used in this perfume grows in strength endlessly over time. This means that if you have an old bottle, the new bottle will never smell as strong as the old version you are used to. Another tricky bit of science is that since you have been using the older version, your sense of smell has gotten used to that molecule and being around and has a harder time smelling the new version. For the past 8 years, we always get complaints in late spring and early summer, like clockwork. I work with Pipe Bomb every day and I can't smell it at all. I can't smell it on people and I can't smell it on myself. One step we have taken to help reduce the number of inquiries like yours is that we age our bottles of Pipe Bomb for at least 6 months before shipping them out. That has helped a lot. In summary, you are not wrong. My best advice is to give it time, take a break from the scent for a bit and revisit Pipe Bomb in the Autumn when the weather cools down. You will be surprised and you will smile. Please let us know if you have further questions by emailing info@blackbird.black. We love to help. -Nicole

John j.
United States United States

Absolutely love this