Sunday, April 7, 2013
Neutral - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
The RPG Series
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
A flawless skin musk.
We all know that some perfumes can evoke strong feelings. In the vial, Neutral almost smells like nothing. It's well-named, actually. On the skin it's kind of like a really mild soap, but as soon as I applied it I started to feel weirdly uncomfortable and creeped out. It was the strangest thing. The scent doesn't change at all from wet to dry. It smelled clean and soapy and should have been completely inoffensive and a bit dull, but I just kept having this weird urge to get it off me. After a couple of hours I was tired and wanted to go to bed but I couldn't bring myself to go with this perfume still on me so I scrubbed it off. And then I felt shuddery and strange, like I'd just barely missed walking into a massive spider web or found out a plane I'd missed had crashed.
It occurred to me later what made me feel uneasy about this perfume - to me, it smells exactly how I'd imagine a serial killer to smell.