The TROPEABLE story

Tropeable by Onset & Rime is a collection of scents inspired by common story threads, or tropes. A trope is anything that gets used often enough to be recognized. There are character tropes (the anti hero), setting tropes (the cottage in the woods), stock phrases (once upon a time) and more. The Tropeable scents are simple and accessible, with our own little spin. Think plain white tees and blue jeans with a signature accessory.

Each scent added to the collection comes with a piece of a growing story full of tropes. Here’s the story so far…


Once upon a time, there lived a clever young woman who loved stories. She travelled far and wide to find the stories she craved, but more often than not, the stories found her. One day, not so long ago, she was curled up with a good book in front of the fire in her cozy cottage in the woods. Then came a knock at the door…

At the door stood a moderately tall, slim man in a dark suit and overcoat. The woman in the cottage invited him in, shutting the door behind him as he swept across the entryway into the living room. The two hadn’t seen each other in years, and the woman in the cottage was wary. The man had an air of danger around him and always brought trouble. She asked him why he came. He looked at her, laughing, and said, “I need your help, Cora.”

Aiden took in his surroundings as Cora stared at him through narrowed eyes. He felt a pang of regret at the loss of trust between them, then quickly brushed aside the feeling as he noticed she had made a home here. The cottage was one large room, but it felt cozy and lived-in. There was a handmade quilt on the bed in the corner, and Cora’s books were unpacked from the boxes she travelled with, now organized on a tall shelf. He’d heard she was taking a break, but he hadn’t expected this… she never stayed in one place for long. Getting her to help him was going to be harder than he thought.


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