Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi launches new designer fragrance inspired by ancient times



The guitarist launched the scent in part inspired by the crazy days spent in the group alongside Ozzy Osbourne.

Tony Iommi with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler

Headbangers Paranoid about sweaty nights have it all to fight pong – the scent of Black Sabbath.

Well, legendary guitarist Tony Iommi, to be precise.

The rocker launched a line of designer scents inspired by the crazy days alongside Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne.

Her name is Tony Iommi Monkey Special – a nod to the Gibson guitar he nicknames Monkey.

The rocker said, “When I was younger, every Christmas you got a bottle of Old Spice or Brut. Hopefully now we’ve found something they’ll like. I like it. Do not worry. We put the sweat aside.

Perfume of Darkness, by Tony Iommi

Iommi, 73, teamed up with Italian perfume guru Sergio Momo after receiving hundreds of bottles while touring with band Brummmie Sabbath.

Monkey Special is described as “the aromatic reminiscence of 60s and 70s rock, festivals and gatherings”.

Scents – for women and men – include patchouli, sandalwood, tonka bean, rum, leather, passion fruit, and vanilla.

Iommi told Classic Rock magazine that he spent decades hoarding perfume.

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He said: “Over the years and as we filmed more and more in America and Australia, I used to pick others. I don’t know, there are probably 80, something like that.

“Patchouli dates back to the 1960s, because people used to burn it to cover the smell of dope.”

The perfume is sold by luxury brand Xerjoff, founded by Sergio Momo, a longtime Sabbath fan.

The price is £ 196 rock’n’roll per bottle.

Heavy metal pioneers Sabbath went their separate ways in 2017, selling over 70 million records, including the 1970 hit Paranoid, which opens with the famous lyrics ‘Finished with my woman’ cos she could not help me with my mind “.

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