Geek smells must be on my mind lately.
So, two weeks ago, I brought you Eau d’BBQ. This week, it’s fantasy role-playing game cologne.
And, no, I’m not even kidding.
From the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab website:
In most pen and paper fantasy RPGs, three of the primary attributes that you must choose for your character are race, class, and alignment. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s RPG scent series was designed to emulate the character creation process, and are meant to be layered in order to create a character concept. In short: you layer your class, race, and the two fragrances that compose your alignment to construct your character scent.
Okay, I hate to perpetuate a stereotype, but, well, I’ve hung out with gamers. Lots of gamers. And, I’ve got to be honest, for most of them, smelling nice was just not a big priority. On the other hand, the genre may have changed in the 20+ years I’ve been away from it and now regular showers and healthy eating habits are all the rage. It could happen, I suppose. In any case, I applaud these folks for tapping into a virgin market, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Also? The whole idea of having to buy several scents to “layer” them? Marketing genius!