Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath legend, launches a new designer fragrance inspired by the wild old days



The guitarist created the scent partly to honor the wild days in Ozzy Osbourne’s band.

Headbangers Paranoid about sweaty nights out have strumthing to fight the pong – scent from Black Sabbath.

Tony Iommi is the legendary guitarist.

The singer has released a range of designer fragrances inspired by Ozzy Osbourne, Sabbath singer.

It’s called Tony Iommi Monkey Special – a nod to the Gibson guitar he nicknamed Monkey.

The rocker stated: “When I was younger every Christmas you’d get a bottle of Old Spice or Brut. Hopefully, now we’ve come up with something that they’ll like. I like it. Don’t worry. We left the sweat out.”

Sergio Momo, the Italian perfume guru, teamed with Iommi (73), after receiving hundreds of bottles from Sabbath’s Brummmie band.

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

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

Iommi said that he has spent many decades collecting perfume.

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He said: “As the years went by and we were touring more in America and Australia, I used to just pick up different ones. I don’t know, there is probably 80, something like that.

“Patchouli goes back to the 60s, because people used to burn it to cover the smell of dope.”

Luxury brand Xerjoff, which Sergio Momo founded in 1976, is selling the perfume.

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

Sabbath, heavy metal pioneers, split in 2017, selling more than 70 million records. This includes the 1970 hit Paranoid which opens with the famous lyrics “Finished with my woman ’cos she couldn’t help me with my mind”.

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