Japanese online retailer Luxent have revealed that they are producing and releasing a line of perfume based on the second season of the anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel series. Now you too can smell like the main characters from the anime.
Luxent will be selling three perfume bottles based on the three main characters of Sword Art Online II: Kirito, Sinon and Asuna. The perfumes are all 25ml and are sold individually, costing ¥5,000 (~ $42.00 USD) before tax each.
The first perfume is based after Kirito and has an aroma of:
dry citrus with a touch of brandy, meant to evoke a mature spirit. It uses green apple, apricot and lime above Muguet, Rose, Jasmine, grapefruit and a musk and brandy base
The second perfume is named after Asuna and has a:
sweet, irresistibly refreshing scent of galbanum and jasmine. It uses galbanum, lemon, and apple above rose, jasmine, muguet and violet above music and cedar.
The third and final perfume is of Sinon, which is:
another mature scene of marin citrus and herbs. It uses green apple, herbs and lime above muguet, rose, jasmine and cyclamen above musk and brandy.
Sword Art Online is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara, who also is the author of Accel World. The light novel series began in 2009 being published in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. To date a total of 15 volumes have been compiled in the series, released in Japan on August 9th 2014. . Since then it sold millions of copies, topping the charts in 2012. Additionally in 2012, an anime adaptation was released. The Sword Art Online anime aired in July and was produced by A-1 Pictures, which received a large reception. Since then, the series has appeared on a plethora of media with handheld and browser video games, international merchandise, and the many spin-off manga of the light novel’s arcs. The latest manga volume, Sword Art Online: Caliber, began serialization in the September issue of Dengeki G’s Comic magazine. In addition, Kawahara has relaunched the series as Sword Art Online: Progressive, a re-release of the light novels with additional content. A new light novel adaptation titled Sword Art Online: Alternative will begin publication on December 10th.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.
That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.
Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.
The Sword Art Online II perfumes are currently available to purchase; each bottle is 25ml and is sold individually at ¥5,000 (~ $42.00 USD) each. You can order it here: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/luxent/lxgcsa275-277/
You can visit the anime’s official website here: http://www.swordart-online.net/
And follow the latest developments on their Twitter: @sao_anime
Source Article – Crunchyroll
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