Really, our sponsor for the week, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab; “Purveyors of Fine Esoteric Goods, Purfumes, and Oils” probably requires little to no introduction. I’ve been a huge fan, personally, for years, and as a proud owner of the RPG line, I can accurately say that I take them with me every day (my favorite combination being the Lawful Paladin). The lab is a great, geeky, gothy store featuring unique scents formulated in the spirit of some beloved genre institutions. In their own words:
We specialize in formulating body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror / Gothic-themed scents.
To give you an idea of the whimsical potions they produce, we’ll be featuring a different (and especially geeky) product each day this week.
And today’s feature should be well-known to the comic fans out there. And we know there’re a lot of you. Really quite fittingly, I think that the big red dude requires little to no introduction, either.
Yes, I’m talking about Hellboy.
And it’s not just Hellboy, but a series of six scents created with the blessing of famed creator Mike Mignola himself. The artwork on the bottles is classic Hellboy, and the scents have quite a sense of humor as well as real impressive scentual layers, too.
Take the Hellboy scent. The description is listed thusly: Aftershave, candy wrappers, brimstone, and cat. Really, you can’t distill him down to it any better. And while I think I’d quite like the Liz scent (floral with hints of smoke and leather, but of course), I think it’s the Bruttenholm that I’d like to splash on my husband: “A classic men’s cologne mixed with the scent of old, yellowed books, a splash of bay rum, and summoning incense.” Rum. Yum.
There’s plenty more to check out at Black Phoenix, and we’ll be featuring more of their unique products as the week progresses. Just remember, Father’s and Mother’s Days are closing in fast, and these are wonderful and geeky gifts for the gamers in your life. We thank Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab for sponsoring the blog this week!