Evil Perfume Oil $4.50$19.50

Evil Perfume Oil

$4.50$19.50

Smouldering opium tar, tobacco absolute, green tea, black plum, kush, ambergris accord, ambrette seed, and costus root.

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Alignment

Alignment refers to your character’s ethics: which way does his or her moral compass point? There are two aspects to alignment: law vs. chaos, and good vs. evil. Does your character respect authority and venerate tradition? She’s likely Lawful. Does she value personal freedom above all else? Chaotic. Does your character give alms to the poor and protect the innocent? He’s Good. Is your character of a mercenary bend, willing and eager to step on others to get ahead? Evil. A character that is Neutral (or any combination of Neutral) either finds perfect balance in their worldview, or is apathetic towards the constraints of either good and evil or law and chaos. A lawful neutral character values the letter of the law above any concern for good or evil, and the chaotic neutral character is, generally, driven completely by a desire for absolute freedom. Sometimes they’re just nuts.

RPG Series

Illustrations by the inimitable Julie Dillon.

PERFUME OIL BLENDS
Presented in an amber apothecary vial

“You all meet at an inn.…”

Pen and paper role-playing games have been a tremendous influence in my life since my formative years. My parents bought me the magenta D&D boxed set back in 1982, along with the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual. My lifelong passion for fantasy, science fiction, war games, and mythology was well-channeled through RPGs, and I credit playing D&D with helping me sustain my imagination and sense of wonder through adulthood.

I played with one particular group through the bulk of my late teens and early 20s, and this series — along with the atmosphere tools that Black Phoenix Trading Post has introduced — was inspired, specifically, by the time that we spent campaigning together. Our group was somewhat prop-driven in our gaming: we felt that setting a mood was conducive to our style of gameplay. Little things like changes in lighting, minor sound effects, and music made a world of difference, and we found that utilizing miniatures, model railroad scenery, and other tools in order to physically illustrate strategies and provide visual cues was tremendously useful. How much more immersive would it have been if we’d been able to smell the crypt we were crawling through? Or the stench of steel and blood that permeates a warrior’s cloak? What do the wizard’s spell components smell like? What does winter in the desert smell like? Or spring in a druid’s sanctuary?

Pen and paper role playing games are, to me, dynamic stories that are propelled by the active participation of many individuals. You can’t have a strong storyline without creating characters of some depth. When you create a character, you generally have their personalities, priorities, and history in mind, along with a clear vision of what your character looks and sounds like. But how does she smell? What does the world around her smell like?

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. RPGs in all their myriad forms — CRPGs, MMOs, and old school pen and paper — have brought me immeasurable joy. This is my homage. This series is dedicated to my first DMs — my parents — for laughing off the nutter-perpetuated AD&D Satan Scare of the 80’s. Thanks for taking the time to play with your little girl. I miss you, and I love you.

Reviews

  1. lotuseaterarts

    Strong when wet, a sweet, incensey dry down.
    Sexy.

  2. VetchVespers

    I was not initially impressed by Evil and it stayed tucked away in the back of my collection for a couple years, until, on a whim, I decided to mix it with bard, a favorite of mine. OMG. Apparently evil bards are fantastic, as are evil paladins, evil half elves and evil gnomes. Whatever it is, it’s better when it’s evil. O_O

    If you’re into the RPG scents, I’d really recommend playing around with this one. Evil may be bad, but I smell…gooooood.

  3. KatRampant

    Something fruity in the bottle, immediately swallowed by dark herbs and resins on application. The tobacco comes forward while drying and a hint of sweetness returns. It’s very comparable to dwarf, with more complexity and warmth. Overall a nice subtle dark smell.

  4. blackbird

    This is a very old world scent. When I first opened the bottle and smelled it, I didn’t like it at all. After wearing it for a little while, however, I found that the bitterness and smokiness of the opium, tar, and tea became more… refined by the ambergris and plum. It was like experiencing pure evil, and then the debonair villain that encases it.

    My advice: let this oil work on you. It might overwhelm you at first, but it becomes rather intoxicating after it dries on your skin.

    Very dark, very evil, and very sexy if villains are your thing.

  5. [email protected]

    This is a very dry scent. I think opium is a weird note for me. It seems to turn blends into candle wax. However it is very fun layering in with others from the RPG series. Today, I tried blending Evil Half-Elf Bard and it was so much fun!

  6. Velvet Lilly

    Like being in a dangerous opium den – in all the best ways. This is amazing.
    The smouldering opium and rich tobacco make it smokey, while the black plum brings it back around to a touch juicy and the rest of the notes give it a hint of exotic. Brilliant…..and delightfully Evil.

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