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Smell Like Your Favorite Video Game Character

We have fond memories of playing Mega Man late into the night. How about you? Photo: escapistmagazine.com

If you’ve been following our blog, you may have figured out that I’m a big old geek (thank you, Comic-Con). Certain Birchbox staffers even know that I’m actually a closet video game nerd—Uncharted series, FTW—having grown up with every major game console since the Atari. So it may come as no surprise that I’m extra excited to try a new line of fragrances that let you smell like (drumroll) a video game character. Now you, too, can wield the power of Mega Man with just one spritz of a fragrance. Okay, maybe not, but at least you can smell like him!

Fragrance company Epic-Scents has decided to develop a line of parfums that evoke the characteristics of your favorite gaming avatar. First up: Mega Man and Proto Man. What are the traits that best describe our favorite blue-suited 8-bit hero? According to gamers: purity, masculinity and bravery, which will be represented by a tropical, musky, and citrus note respectively. 

While I wasn’t always a huge Mega Man fan, I was a Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers groupie for years (both the show and the game). If I were to translate the pair into scent form, their qualities would be adventurous, mischievous, and courageous—perhaps a mix of citrus, grass, and woodsy notes?

Would you wear a scent inspired by a videogame character?

—Candice

Where more traditional scents are concerned, we love a warm, citrusy fragrance like Atelier Cologne’s L’etrog for everyday.

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