Polybius - Friday the 13th Exclusive
Friday the 13th collection orders will ship during the week of August 29. 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.
POLYBIUS is the tenth - and latest - in a collection of exclusive fragrances blended in commemoration of Friday the 13th. Released for a single day, fragrances in the Friday the 13th collection pay tribute to superstitions, omens, phobias, customs and lore surrounding this, the unluckiest of holidays.
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, August 13, 2021 while supplies last.
Size / Format: Perfume Oil Extrait in our standard 6ml bottles or 10ml roll-ons
☾ 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, it hurts to look at you. If you wanted a more avant-garde, weirder version of Groom Lake, I made you something ;)