Today I smell like rum and airplanes.
"Rum punch is not improperly called Kill-Devil; for thousands lose their lives by its means. When newcomers use it to the least excess, they expose themselves to imminent peril, for it heats the blood and brings on fevers, which in a very few hours send them to their graves."
Sugar cane, molasses, oak wood, and honey.
When I grabbed “Kill-Devil” this morning, I was guessing that it was one of BPAL's voodoo blends. Nope. “Kill-devil” refers to a sort of badly-made rum that sailors & pirates would drink. Dangerous stuff, apparently.
When looking for an image for this scent, oddly, the Wright Brothers kept popping up. I hadn’t realized that their first flight was made near Kill-Devil Hill in North Carolina. (An ominous-sounding place!) That location’s name was derived from the rum. Shipwrecks were common there, and sailors would scavenge what rum they could and hide it in the sand dunes.
The photo above is of the Wright Brothers’ first flight off of those sand dunes in 1903.
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