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Scent Name: Groom of Frankenstein

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Event Exclusive: DragCon 2018

Scent Description and Notes: “A shock in a jock: the perfect drag king cologne. Black leather and a snap of ozone.-bpal.org

Oil Color: Colorless on my skin.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 5ml brown glass vial.  The label features the name of the scent along the top, centered, in a bold green font.  The company name is in the same font along the bottom.  The image is of a Drag King with stubble, whose hair mimics the Bride of Frankenstein’s, but in a more masculine cut.


DragCon 2018 bottles. Image (c) courtesy of Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.

  • ITB: Groom is definitely a black leather note with crisp ozone. The leather is stiff and new while the ozone crackles around it with the subtlest undertone of lemon.
  • Wet: While it stays fairly true to what I smelled in the bottle, the leather note is just so beautiful.  It reminds me of high-end stiff leather boots or polished black riding tack.  The ozone is evocative of the air before a thunderstorm while the hits of lemon and an invigorating quality to the scent.
  • Dry: It smells like sky and the earth seconds into a thunderstorm with a masculine tone.

Other Impressions:  “It smells like Michael Jordan cologne.” – Tony