A year ago, I had a little project-for-fun on my old blog, Scent Less Sensibilities, in collaboration with Doc Elly of Olympic Orchids. We called it Devilscent. The idea was to create a scent for the Devil as he is portrayed in my rock’n’roll Faustian novel, Quantum Demonology.
What do you know, dear readers, it is now a year later and things have…changed!
I want to get Quantum Demonology out there, out to where it becomes a viral phenomenon, out where someone wants to get it in print, get it in Kindles, on iPads, and who knows where it could go from there? And what better way to do it in a way no one has ever quite done before – through the medium of…perfume?
A year later, Doc Elly is still very much a part of it. But so are several other very distinguished niche perfumers and some of the best perfume writers and bloggers in the blogosphere.
A year later, we’re going to take it to the next level. Through Facebook, through Twitter, through social media and PR and through the words of our bloggers and the perfumes our perfumers will create for the Devil – not your usual brand of Evil Incarnate – and for his much malcontented wife, Lilith, Queen of the Succubi.
Because in this version, the Devil stalks our hapless Faust, haunts her many dreams and lures her to perdition through…a perfume.
But what would such perfumes be – and what havoc could they wreak?
Read all about it in the weeks to come!
23 thoughts on “A whiff of perdition…”
Seduction and lust and so many other things. Great perfumes shall be born of this!
Indeed they shall, and I can’t wait to sniff!
I love the idea and look forward to reading (smelling? 😉 more.
There will be…much more! 😀
Great news! It is amazing to watch a project grow. I will be very interested in looking at what’s it coming to.
Warum, even as I type this, the project is growing, For one, we’ve added two (very!) noted bloggers with about 50x the readers I have, LOL….and some staggering perfumer talent, too!
ooh I”m soo excited!!!
You and me both, Frida! You and me both! 😀
Looking forward to more on this project. It sounds so interesting,
Stay tuned, Lisa! Stay tuned!
Looking forward to hauling out the old cauldron of newt’s eyes and goat’s horns, which has been brewing for quite some time, and starting a new cauldron to go with it!
“Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble…” Hopefully, you have enough newt’s eyes? 😉
I can’t wait to dance with the devil!
And such a dancer he is, too…;) This will be…fun!
I’m looking forward to reading more about those “devil” perfumes. 🙂
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Devilscent… Stay tuned for more!
It’s an admirable project, if only because so much expectation will be placed on its shoulders, the devil being so prolific in inspiring past incarnations, so to speak. I’m all psyched up with that you two will come up with!
OMG!!! How wonderful to see you here! Ah, but E…it’s not just me! 😀 It’s nine fellow bloggers and five US independent perfumers all improvising over the story, which is not your usual Faust and definitely not…your usual Devil! Nor, I have to say, is Lilith quite as she is normally portrayed…Stay tuned, but I rather think you will! ❤
In that case all perfumers must be haunted (or hunted?) by this demon, I know my husband would concur!
Ah, but Maggie…I think I can say…they already are! 😉
Sounds a most ingenious way of spreading the word – and the scent at the heart of the book… This is “Smell-O-Read” at its finest!
No worries, Vanessa…you’ll soon be able to experience that brand-new concept: Smell-O-Read! Let’s just hope and pray it works! 🙂