Is the World Ready for Licensed Capcom Fragrances?


What does Mega Man smell like? I have no idea, but we’re about to find out.

Newcomer to the gaming merchandise scene, Epic-Scents has landed a partnership with Capcom to develop a licensed fragrance line based on the video game giant’s top franchises and mascots.

While specific details haven’t been announced, Epic-Scents’ specially formulated Capcom fragrances will be used in the development of household, personal care, cosmetics, and promotional products. So, get ready for soap bars, air fresheners, perfumes, colognes and hair-care products kissed with the scents of Mega Man, Street Fighter and Devil May Cry. Here’s a tiny preview image of the first two Mega Man air fresheners:


It’s tough to wrap my brain around a Dante or Ryu fragrance, but I think a flowery Okami perfume is in order and you better believe I’d be buying a Bionic Commando soap-on-a-rope. They may want to think twice about a Resident Evil scent, though. Brian Fantana is probably the only person who would be buying a T-virus or zombie cologne. Mmmm… Zombie Musk, it’s made with bits of real zombie, so you know it’s good!

Epic-Scents’ Capcom fragrance line is currently scheduled to launch this fall and will be sold at comic and gaming retailers across the nation. The new video game fragrance formulator is also looking for other characters to license, so if you make/publish games, drop them a line with your idea for what a gaming mascot should smell like.

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