Polybius - Friday the 13th Exclusive
Friday the 13th collection orders will begin shipping during the week of May 23. We do not keep this collection “in stock”; instead, they are batched and bottled to order once the event concludes. This means they require a bit of additional lead time prior to shipping.
In the Fall of 1981 a group of mysterious, unlabeled arcade cabinets began appearing in quiet Portland suburbs. Gamers quickly became addicted to the unfamiliar game — POLYBIUS — and began experiencing bizarre side effects. Some fell ill, suffering from seizures, horrific nightmares, and migraines; others say they felt unable to control their own thoughts. The story goes that the game cabinets were serviced frequently by mysterious men in black suits who opened the machines only to record its data, leaving the trove of quarters behind… until one day, the cabinets simply vanished without a trace. Was this a secret government project? A clandestine experiment connected to MKUltra? Or just a hoax….? Though most agree that the game probably never existed, the mystery of Polybius has yet to be completely solved, and lives on in the annals of internet lore.
Availability: Friday, May 13, 2022 while supplies last. Originally released August 13, 2021
Available sizes & formats:
- 6ml and 10ml perfume oil extrait
- 7.5ml Parfum extrait (alcohol-based)
Please note that quantities for Parfum format are limited -- if you'd like to order a Parfum, it is recommended that you order early as these may sell out before the day is over and I may not be able to restock. Parfums can be shipped Internationally*
☾ Notes: ☽ Lonely suburban parking lots, dusty neon, dingy arcade cabinets, synthesized digital glow, static jolt, hot wires, analog noise, G̵̭̑ ̴̞̔A̶̱̅ ̸̿ͅM̷͛ͅ ̴̺̌Ë̷̘ ̶̹͒ Ọ̴̄ ̸͙̀V̷̦͝ ̵̲͠E̸̪͊ ̸̝͂R̸̪̐
☾ Fragrance Family: ☽
Its fragrance is both unassuming and abstract; the synthesis of analog and digital. A predominantly airy & vaporous atmospheric with a retro flair.
Similar In Mood To: The Bottling Room, All Apologies, Youth Gone Wild. If you wanted a more avant-garde, weirder version of Groom Lake, I made you something ;)
* For Parfums shipping outside the U.S., Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) may be substituted for some or all of the Perfumer's Alcohol. This allows fragrances to be safely and legally shipped overseas without the huge price increase of surface mail. This does not affect the use of the product, although it may appear very slightly thicker than perfumer's alcohol (it is still sprayable, and can be used in the same way as a regular Parfum).