"Epic" - what does that actually mean? For many, it is certainly a synonym for "awesome" or "crass", especially when something is long and extravagant. Yet "epic" has become known in this meaning especially in youth language, especially in connection with "epic fail". In 2011, the term even reached second place in the election of the "Youth Word of the Year". Especially in the "gamer community" often used, for example, when it comes to epic battles or battles. There are also - quite simply - "epic games", which often means long, well-told and profound stories within a game. And here we approach the actual meaning of "epic" - namely "narrative, telling, reporting", i.e. a text form which belongs to the literary genre of epic and thus represents one of the three major categories of literature alongside poetry and drama. "Lyric Man" there is already known by Amouage; "Dramatic Man" would be but also a great name for a fragrance.
Here but now so an epic epic to "Epic"...
The locket from the Witcher Geralt of Riva began to vibrate, as it always did when there was a source of magic nearby. The witch's amulet depicted a wolf's head - the symbol of the witch's profession and brotherhood. In addition, the necklace began to glow smoldering red, which was an unmistakable sign that monsters or monstrosities were nearby.
Suddenly Geralt heard a scream, a scream such as could never have come from a human. It was a piercing scream, emitted from a distance and Geralt noticed how he was even pushed back a little by the force of the scream. It was broad daylight but to Geralt things were clear, he would be facing a Bruxa any moment, a very powerful type of vampire that took on the appearance of a dark haired young human, usually a woman. Bruxas were one of the few species of vampire that were not affected by the sun and can manipulate humans by altering their dreams and turning them into horrible nightmares.
A Bruxa was more than a challenge even for Geralt. This was a matter of life and death. Geralt pulled his silver sword from his back and readied himself. Then he saw the Bruxa; and his childhood suddenly replayed in his mind's eye.
Geralt was indeed a sorcerer, meaning he had supernatural abilities and was created to be a professional monster hunter, cleansing the world of monsters for the people. But this he had to pay dearly. As a young witch, he was separated from his parents at an early age and taken to a special witch school. There he was subjected to a "herbal test", a test which many students do not survive. But for those who do, the procedure of the herbal trial ends with the strengthening of the organism and the musculature and cannot be enchanted or hypnotized. The student becomes a mutant - the embodiment of a perfect warrior with faster reflexes, a heartbeat four times slower, and a keen sense of hearing.
As a "gift" for successfully passing the herbal test, Geralt of Riva received his own custom herbal tincture. This consisted mainly of cardamom, pink pepper, lots of myrrh, frankincense and also leather. The tincture, which was carefully applied to the neck and wrists, came in a green glass bottle, with an emblem on the front not unlike his wolf's head wizard medallion. Emblazoned on the magnetic cap of the stylish bottle was an equally green emerald, which seemed to Geralt as if it could look directly into his soul. Overall, the glass flacon looked to him as if it had been cast from royal jade.
The name of this concoction was "Epic" and that was how Geralt felt every time he applied the concoction - EPIC! Immediately after applying it, he perceived an inner strength and a striving for perfection every time. The pink pepper mixed with the incense gave him a feeling of spiciness and even some freshness every time. But at the same time, Geralt felt soothed by the also balsamic tone in the background. This was perfect to wake him up a bit and focus him on the tasks ahead. After a while though, the essence transformed and started to really pulse. A creaminess paired with a smokiness took over, which generally gave Geralt just the right balance to feel comfortable. After a few hours, the wood notes paired with the leather came through more and more strongly, and the smell of this marvel of alchemy transformed once again into a gentle, elegant, yet masculine companion for the night.
Geralt never felt more connected to nature than when "Epic" surrounded him, and the impression of the power of the forest being within him inspired him anew each time. Geralt preferred to wear his Epic in autumn and winter, but found it quite suitable for spring and cooler summer days as well. He also found that it suited his age well, Geralt being over 100 years old, thank mutation. For mere mortals, however, he found that this scent aura would be suitable for people over 30. Not that he planned on ever sharing his tincture with anyone...
The good thing about this true potion was that it radiated enough into the immediate surroundings to create two uses. His opponents in battle were usually infatuated long enough for Geralt to gain an advantage. However, women were not averse to Geralt either, not least because of his fragrant aura, which was due to "Epic". Although Geralt's facial expression was often motionless, as usual with sorcerers, he is - contrary to the usual insinuations - anything but insensitive; he loved the sorceress Yennefer von Vengerberg. And she had complimented Geralt on Epic not only once, and Yennefer had to know what made a good scent, after all, she was a famous mage and therefore familiar with elixirs by profession alone. She herself used the scent of lilac and gooseberry as perfume, which Geralt liked very much. But this was another story...
Just at the moment Geralt was snapped out of his thoughts of Yennefer, the Bruxa launched her first strike with her sharp teeth and claws. Deftly Geralt spun around with a pirouette and stroked the Bruxa's arm with his sword. The Bruxa cried out and retreated a bit. Geralt used this moment to take his green flask out of his breast pocket and wrap himself in an aura of magical energy. This fight was going to be epic..