The Frye

Ann Fee   Joe Tougas

Special Edition Wine Cafe Bath Bomb, original martini sketch by Ann Fee.

Special Edition Wine Cafe Bath Bomb, original martini sketch by Ann Fee.


Hand-crafted, scented and wrapped by The Frye, these bathtub players are sweet accompaniment to the bath-time standards of candles, music and steamy immersion.

Three distinct blends. Each one inspired by and named after places that linger with us, places where we learned to play and enjoy nights whether they were quiet or crowded.

Descriptions of each are below, along with recommended bathing music selections.

Frye Bombs are made in small batches and available at most Frye performances. They are also available by mail by ordering here


What's your Bomb?
scents and scenes:

The Sugar Room
(The Frye's first venue)

Scents: Spearmint, Neroli, Cedarwood

The Scene: Joy of a basement green room, a Greek pizza, walnut-paneled stage. 

Recommended with: Dusty Springfield, "Dusty in Memphis," Dire Straits, "Making Movies," Gram Parsons, "Grievous Angel." 


The Konsbruck
(Historic St. Peter Hotel)

The Scents: Jasmine, Neroli, Cedarwood

The Scene: Heady arousal. Transcendence. Deep plates, red wine, big dreams, high tiiiimes.

Recommended with: Miles Davis, "Bitches Brew,"  Chet Baker, "Chet Baker Sings and Plays," Fish Frye, "Konsbruck."

The Venus
(new years eves)

Scents: Cedarwood, Neroli, Spearmint

Scene: Salt Sweat. French doors. Leather boots. No smoking. Clear air, martinis and intentions. 

Recommended with: Lucinda Williams "Essence," Tom Waits, "Mule Variations," Leonard Cohen "The Future."

And a special scent dedicated to those who, thanks to cold and flu season, aren't getting anywhere near lucky tonight. 


Scents: Eucalyptus, cedarwood, balsam fir and juniper berry.

Scene: Based on Ann's delightful winter essay "Eucalyptusexy."

Recommended with: NyQuil, Johnny Cash "American IV: The Man Comes Around."


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