This scent is the scent of mad genius hard at work. There's leather toolbelts and handy restraints, of course. And over here, the shelf of glutinous unguents and resins imported in plain brown wrappers...a scrim of dust on the old projects that no-one is allowed to discuss...
...and a bit of that unknowable SPLAZANG that gives a creation LIFE! NEW LIFE! HA HA HA HAAAAAAaaaaa....
(this scent is available as a 5ml bottle only.)
Posted by Judy on 17th Sep 2016
This is probably my all time favorite scent.
In the bottle it smells very SPLAZANGy, I can't exactly pin down just what SPLAZANG smells like but it feels like inhaling electricity might (in a very good way).
On me the SPLAZANG slowly fades to something more cinnamon than electrical fire. It smells like old books and spice, with just the barest whiff of SCIENCE catching your attention at odd moments. I absolutely love it!
Posted by Sus on 25th Sep 2014
This scent is absolutely perfect.
it has a nice SPLAZANG!-y edge to it that it retains well, but also a subtler, more seductive undertone of sophistication, alchemy and workshops full of forbidden knowledge...
Posted by Ygorina on 21st Sep 2013
The Master is very disappointed.
Ha-ha! His loss!
This is so SPLAZANG! in the bottle, The Master accused me of trying to chloroform him. It smells just like my favorite (or worst) lab accident -- terrifying!
On The Master, he says he can still smell the SPLAZANG, and went to take a shower. (I shouldn't have said it made him smell like Othar.) I thought it wasn't bad, all leathery & science-y. A bit sad that SCIENCE! is so volatile, it doesn't last.
My own peculiar body 'chemistery' absorbs SPLAZANG! like Mad! (Mad! I tell you!)
This smells as wonderful on me (her) as The Baron smells on him!
Think new leather duster & top hat, hung on an antique wooden coatrack.
It has the dry sweetness of the vanillin that comes out of old oak to flavor the whiskey.
Reminds me of our antique tiger-oak reading chair with the leather upholstery brass-tacked on.
I smell as if I've been furniture-shopping in the 1860's again! Love it!
Posted by elShoggotho on 10th Sep 2012
Wet from the bottle, it has a vaguely spicy and metallic smell. For some reason, it conjures inages of a dentist's reception desk. Not really unpleasant, but foreboding.
Wet on the skin, the dentist-y part fades away. The resulting scent reminds me of christmas and steam powered gizmos. Something whirrs, clacks and goes ping. Clearly the SPLAZANG! hitting my receptors with a broadside barrage.
Dried out, the scent settles for a well running experimental mood. I'm clearly in the middle of a dangerous experiment with callous disregard for ethics and similar balderdash. We're doing SCIENCE, my dear, and you're gonna end up magnificent!
This is clearly not an everyday scent. I know how to use it though. It's extremely powerful in what it does, so it deserves a solid 4 out of 5 #23 Heppler wrenches.
Posted by restlesscourage via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by restlesscourage » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:38 am
In the bottle: Not what I expected. I can smell the SPLAZANG factor, whatever it is.
Wet: Vaguely spicy, vaguely metallic. A little dusty. Just the slightest hint of leather underneath.
Dry: It dried quickly. Settled into dust and metal and a little leather, maybe. It reminds me of the Stetson cologne my dad used to wear.
General thoughts: Another scent I really wanted to like, but my initial impression is that this one isn't for me.
Posted by Stingray on 18th Jun 2012
The crew at ZOMG has managed to bottle not just a mood, or a scene, but a whole damn personality. If you're not familiar with the Madboy archetype from reading Girl Genius already, suffice it that it's a derogatory term for a mad scientist. Now go familiarize yourself with the source material, it's worth it.
The mantra with this scent is truly "don't panic," which fits perfectly the madboy theme. In the bottle smells nothing like when it hits your skin, which smells nothing like ten minutes later. Since it'll smell a bit different on everybody, we'll ignore the in-the-bottle stage. Obviously this is based on my own body chemistry and your mileage will vary, but if you've got the spark you already knew that.
After all the various volatiles have warmed up some, the scents of leather in this are not just leather-with-a-lower-case-l, but Well Cared For Leather. As is fitting. The sweet note carries a bit of "I'm glad I didn't get more of that on me," but in the sense of "because then I wouldn't have bones." The rest I suspect will be the bit that varies with skin chemistry, but while the dust-like smells are not my native dust, they do remind me of the dust from more humid climes with less volcanic stone (I'm in New Mexico. Los Alamos, if you want my full madboy card.)
There's a hook, though. One which sinks straight into my adrenal glands and gives me that addictive little splash every time. When I first apply this, the stuff smells most like electronics letting the magic smoke out. In a good way. Which is part of the addictive hook, because that particular aroma smelling good is confusing as hell. But every time I daub this on, my brain catches the scent of the first wave of volatiles and circuitry cooking off and panics just a little. I know my projects are proceeding according to schedule, but that little twitch of "...but I should check" gets me every time.
And I love it.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in the cackling chamber.