Dungeons and Dragon Fan Alert: The Smell of Good and Evil

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Would you recognize it if you smelled it?  The US-based Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab thinks they can. They’ve taken a stab at it with their line of RPG inspired perfumes.

Good has a base of vanilla and musk while Evil has a more pungent aroma, smelling like opium tar, tobacco absolute and black plum. In true RPG style smells also come in Elf, Dwarf and Paladin. Who knew Halflings (Hobbits) smelled like pastry crumbs?

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Here’s the full list:


DWARF: Iron filings and chips of stone, Styrian Golding hops, and soot-covered leather.
ELF: Pale golden musk, honeycomb, amber, parma violet, hawthorne bark, aspen leaf, forest lily, life everlasting, white moss, and a hint of wild berry.
HALF-ELF: White sandalwood, beeswax, white tea leaf, oud, and a hint of sophisticated urban musk.
HALFLING: Porridge, kukui nuts, and pastry crumbs.
ORC: Field grey courgette musk, roughly cured leather, and vetiver.


CLERIC: Rose amber, frankincense, myrrh, champaca flower, Peru balsam, cistus, palisander, cananga, hyssop, and narcissus absolute.
FIGHTER: Leather, musk, blood, and steel.
MAGE: All mystique and thrumming power: gurjum balsam, Sumatran dragon’s blood resin, olibanum, galangal, oleo gum resin, and frankincense.
RANGER: Untamed wilderness: buckskin accord with Terebinth pine, Russian birch, black ironwood, elder bark, hay, armoise, juniper, patchouli, galangal root, Spanish moss, and cabreuva.
PALADIN: Immaculate white musk, sweet frankincense, bourbon vanilla, white leather, and shining armor.
ROGUE: Soft, well-worn black leather, hemp, and rosin.


NEUTRAL: A flawless skin musk.
LAWFUL: Rigid oak, blue chamomile, rhubarb, and fig leaf.
CHAOTIC: A whirling mélange of multicolored musks with wasabi, rooibos, heliotrope, and mastic.
GOOD: Shimmering celestial musk with vanilla, white honey, acacia, and sugar cane. 
EVIL: Smouldering opium tar, tobacco absolute, green tea, black plum, kush, ambergris accord, ambrette seed, and costus root.

Blends go for $17.50 per 5ml, and of course keeping with role-playing style they come in amber apothecary vials. (via CNET)

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