Blue Box Balm doesn't have a subscription service, but I found them on Facebook and they were having a sale. In the spirit of geekiness, I had to check out the perfumes and lip balms all inspired by Doctor Who (with some Sherlock love as well).
I will admit outright that I totally chose my flavors and scents based not on the actual flavor or scent, but their name/connection. So keep that in mind when they're a little all over the place!
My first Geek Scent was "Exterminate," which is Pesky Pear. I wasn't sure how pear would smell, but how could I resist a Dalek perfume? This is actually more of a spicy scent than fruity and I loved it! It's potent, causing my husband to remark on how strong it was from across the room, but not in a bad way. That's actually good, too, because it means you need even less. All of the scents are on sale right now, so I definitely suggest snagging a few of these!
My other scent was Strax-inspired. I love that potato man! :) This is called "Sontar Ha," and the smell is Musky Sontaran. I am not sure what that means exactly, but it's more subtle than the Pesky Pear.
These are certainly geeky perfumes, but would make an awesome stocking stuffer for a Whovian. Plus they're handmade and they are well worth the price. I am looking forward to trying more scents in the future for sure!
As far as the lip balm, I could have bought them all, but that would have been excessive. I forced myself to limit the order, although I still have enough Whovian lip balm to last all year!
My first flavor was "Timey Wimey," inspired by Sally Sparrow. It was a mix of rose and passionfruit, which wasn't my favorite flavor out of the bunch. I don't really like floral perfumes, soaps, or lip balms, so that was more on me. I bought it, though, because I love the name.
"Silence will Fall" was a mystery scent (it was Souffle Girl for me), because after the Silence appears, who can remember things like lip balm scents? I loved this little card, because it had the little tally scratches on it. Clearly Blue Box Balm is for fans and everything is well thought out and planned/themed. This was a really subtle flavor. All the balms roll on smoothly and are effective as well.
My favorite of the balms, and the last Whovian one I ordered, was "Mr. Pond." It's a Sangria flavor, in celebration of Amy and Rory's wedding. I know it's been a while, but I so miss Amy and Rory. He was one of my favorite characters not just from Doctor Who, but in general. Don't get me wrong - I love all the Doctors, but Rory was just great. Admit it - you miss him, too. (Although you can catch him on Broadchurch when it ever starts again here in the States.)
Finally, I ordered "221B," a nod to Sherlock. The flavor here was coffee and sugar and it's a perfect lip balm flavor. The reasoning? "Because Sherlock takes his coffee black, with two sugars." I could wait to use this for quite some time and would probably still be done with it before the show comes back, of course. :/
I highly recommend checking out Blue Box Balm! You can find them through the Etsy shop, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. You can also get Torchwood items here.