The Sum

The Black Sample

  • This is a 2.25 ml spray sample. Find the full bottle here.  

    Rich and luxurious, The Black is a meditation on the absence of color. You might expect density, in the way that a totally dark room feels impenetrable even when it's empty, but The Black has an ethereal quality like smoke, floating, swirling, and changing form. It comes from Portland-based The Sum, which creates handmade jewelry and body adornment, thus the reason for the tiny sterling silver bead in every bottle. And perfumistas, rejoice: The nose behind this line is Josh Meyer of Imaginary Authors. Now you know. Notes include ceremonial oud, black stone, and sterling silver. 
  • The Sum is a Portland-based brand that creates hand-made jewelry and body adornment.