The Higgs Boson was ZOMG's very first limited-run scent, and we made it to root for CERN and the Large Hadron Collider in their ongoing attempts to fill a hole in the Standard Model of particle physics--a very important hole, which was just big enough for a tricksy and elusive little particle that was crucial to determining the mass of other particles. Maybe that doesn't sound very charismatic, but....
Well, consider gravity.
We like all those things, and that means we're big fans of the Higgs (and of Dr. Peter Higgs, who theorized its existence in the first place). We promised we'd make Higgs Boson available permanently when the particle itself was satisfactorily demonstrated to actually exist, and as of July 4, 2012, it looks like that's exactly what's happened. Here's to Dr. Peter Higgs, CERN, and the scientific method!
Our toast: a blend simultaneously heavy and sprightly, with mace (for atom-smashing) and strong engineer tea over a rock-solid theoretical base, by which we mean patchouli, vetiver, and ATLAS cedar.
Posted by Olivia on 25th Jul 2013
This was one of two freebies I got with my squee set. I was skeptical about this because of the patchouli and mace, worrying that it might be too strong. Wet on my skin the cedar was in the foreground, and I could also smell the tea, and what I think must have been the vetiver and mace (I'm not entirely sure what vetiver smells like). Once it dried it turned into a heavenly combination of tea and cedar. I'm a big tea drinker and love the smell of tea, and cedar is one of my favorite trees to smell, so it was perfect for me! I didn't really catch any patchouli - if it was there it was definitely hiding in the background. I'm not a big fan of patchouli, so that wasn't a disappointment for me. Overall a fantastic fragrance that I'll definitely wear again. Thanks for sneaking this one in!
Posted by Seismogenic on 29th Aug 2012
This scent is pretty hard to pin down, which is certainly appropriate for its name!
When I initially put this on, it was light and sharp (I'm guessing that's the mace), then it morphed into this heavy sweetish-spicyish tea scent for about two hours, and then the tea completely dropped out of the picture and it was pretty much just patchouli and vetiver. The throw was medium at the beginning of the day, and the scent overall lasted much of the day. That said, I don't think I ever got a sense of all of the notes combined at once. They definitely came and went in phases.
I think the tea-intensive phase was my favorite overall (especially since tea scents don't ever last so long on me), but this is a good one in general if you like the component notes individually.
Posted by Loony on 5th Aug 2012
the Higg's Boson is considered the "God particle" for the creation of the universe. Then, the patchouli scent must be the black hole that collapsed within itself because the smell is more overwhelming than the vetiver and the cedar. I'm just glad that I like the smell of patchouli. But, I can't recommend it for anyone that hates the smell of patchouli.