Imaginary Authors

The Cobra and The Canary Sample

  • This is a 2 ml spray sample. Find the full bottle here.  

    Based on an imaginary tale of two best friends who uncover a secret 1964 Shelby Cobra Roadster hidden in the family barn. They hit the open road and head to Palm Springs for days of debauchery and nights of mania as they take on new personas filled with decadence and desolation. What we love about this fragrance is that the tale is spot on. You can literally smell the hay in the barn as they sneak the Roadster out of isolation with the screeching tires sizzling above the steamy asphalt. Did they wear leather gloves too? Because this worn leather and damp tobacco opening has us hooked! Dried, hazy orris comforts this ride with a touch of grassy lemon, just for fun.
  • Notes include lemon, orris, tobacco flowers, leather, hay fields, and asphalt.
  • Josh Meyer is the creator and perfumer of Imaginary Authors out of Portland, Oregon. Each perfume in his line of gorgeous, quirky scents has an imaginary author to match. Read a  Q&A with Josh  or learn more at
  • The Cobra & The Canary was inspired by the imaginary novel written by James Spundt (you guessed it—an imaginary author).