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Want to smell like a ghost?

I mentioned in the Great Ghost Giveaway post that there’d be a little something extra along with the books. Now I’m going to tell you what that is. :)

I wanted to have some sort of fun item to tie in with GIVE UP THE GHOST, for giveaways and handing out at signings and that sort of thing, an extra for people who enjoyed the book. And I’d been a fan of unique scents like those Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab creates for years. So in my brainstorming, I had one of those light bulb moments–hey! All of my ghosts have a specific smell. Maybe people would like to smell like a ghost!

Thanks to the BPAL forums, I was able to get in touch with the owner of independent soap and scent company Super Bad Soap (check out her current products at her Etsy shop and other stores online). We chatted back and forth about what I was thinking, and this is the end result:

These are just samples, of course. The scents will be officially released later this summer. But in the meantime, you’ll have a chance to sniff them early via this blog! The winner of the Great Ghost Giveaway will receive a sample of each of the five scents along with the books.

These are the ghosts, and their scents:

Paige — Paige drifted over, her hand grazing my head with a faint tingle. The smell of candied apples and cinnamon wisped from her fingers.

Norris — Under it all, I caught a whiff of something only I could smell: old-fashioned hair oil. It got stronger as the crowd thinned by the hall’s dead end, just past the math office, where my locker was.

Mrs. Reed — As I breathed, I caught the scent, light and sweet like powdered sugar.

Bitzy — She lifted her arms over her head and tiptoed the last few steps, adding a wobbly twirl at the end, the scent of lemon-polished wood drifting with her.

Chester — The faint smell of tea that had always hung in the air, even when he wasn’t by the tree–that was gone, too. I hadn’t seen him since.

Looking forward to sharing them with you!

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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sachaw
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
That is such a good idea! Very cool.
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
lotuseyes
Jun. 8th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
that is too cool!! (and yeah for BPAL love!)
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Are you a BPAL fan, too? Theirs are pretty much the only perfumes I enjoy. :)
lotuseyes
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
back when I had money to spend I used to buy their perfume left right and center--plus a bunch of their shirts. This was hmm...2 years ago? I now have more BPAL then I can ever possibly hope to use, but at least one for every occasion. Pink Moon remains my favorite (its why I have three bottles of it!), but I like Snow Bunny (2 bottles) and several of their fall line scents. I like Blue Moon, but I ran out of money before the new formulation came out so I couldn't buy it ::sigh::

I haven't bought any in a long while, its rather addictive to peruse their site, but whenever a friend needs a perfume or wants to get an oil to use for scenting packets I rec BPAL. I know of at least three other friends who have tried their stuff and become addicted and were grateful because regular perfume tends to make them allergic (I have the same problem unfortunately).
libation
Jun. 8th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! What an awesome idea!
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
mimi_campbell
Jun. 8th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! I would love to smell like a ghost!
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'll be giving samples away for the next three months, so you may very well get a chance to! :D
sartorias
Jun. 8th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
What a great idea!
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
kisstheviolets
Jun. 10th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
That is SO cool - I love it!!
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My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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