fragrances for deep, dark lovers of the thick night

A little journey into the underworld where the deepest, darkest, earthiest, fieriest scents brew.

RAVEN

PATCHOULI

CIRCE: Goddess of Magic, daughter of the sun, Circe is a heady, hazy heaven of patchouli, caramelized tobacco, nag champa incense: mellow sandalwood and frangipani, with hints of orange citrus daze, floral ylang ylang & palmarosa, sweet anise star, and spicy bergamot.

DEADLY NIGHTSHADE: Into the Devil’s Garden, tended year round by ladies with dilated pupils, entrancing ylang ylang petals steal the show, growing with lavender buds and white jasmine, and dark, aged patchouli leaves drenched in melting amber.

DEMETER: Sweet and mellow, wading through tall lemongrass, bare feet crushing the soft petals of ylang ylang flowers, you can find the Goddess of the Harvest in the fields of herbal gold, darkened by patchouli leaves.

DESDEMONA: Through thickets of dark patchouli, secrets of the night, shaded by pungent jasmine, thick smoke of orange & struck down by allspice.

HEL: Goddess of the Underworld, half beautiful woman of rose, jasmine & lemon, half decaying with patchouli, labdanum & cardamom

MANDRAKE: Torn from the earth, deep and dark with patchouli, myrrh, sandalwood & nutmeg, shrieking roots, screaming notes of mandarin & ylang ylang.

THE TEMPTRESS: Sweetened beds of patchouli drizzled, poured, drenched now in soft, delightful vanilla honey, and the peels of lemon squeeze.

ZENOBIA: The Great Warrior Queen, violent clove & patchouli are trampled in herbal fields of lavender & crushed petals of ylang ylang.

VETIVER

MUSHROOM TEA: A trippy, deep & damp brew: Green tea infused with forest mushrooms, carrot seeds, smoking cloves, dark vetiver, sweetened with lemon & a touch of bergamot…then trampled in garden dirt.

PELE: Goddess of Fire, Keeper of Volcanoes, she spits out deep dark vetiver & tropical citrus oils of lime & lemon.

POSEIDON: God of the Seas, deep sea earth & weed of vetiver, coral that look like roses & lime crashed into seawater from pirate ships of yore

SILVANUS: God of the Forest, Found with the wild things through woods of rose bushes & cedar trees, thick & rich with dark, sexy vetiver & dripping, luscious vanilla.

CLOVE

MUSHROOM TEA: A trippy, deep & damp brew: Green tea infused with forest mushrooms, carrot seeds, smoking cloves, dark vetiver, sweetened with lemon & a touch of bergamot…then trampled in garden dirt.

THE RAVEN: Spiced pumpkin pie fresh out the oven, topped with molasses & warm vanilla sugar ~ Absolutely delicious & dark

ZENOBIA: The Great Warrior Queen, violent clove & patchouli are trampled in herbal fields of lavender & crushed petals of ylang ylang.

TOBACCO

CARAVAN: A traveling caravan ~ Through thick forests of cedar, pouring out hazy pipe tobacco, with rich saffron spiced chocolates stained with black vanilla. Deep, bold, decadent, sweet.

ROSE & THORN: Reaching out for the soft, unfurling petals of succulent roses, dripping with thick ladbanum & dark, thorny tobacco.

SATYR: Woodland God, Drunken, lustful, cognac & tobacco sit on stacks of hay beyond woods of black spruce, trampled over flower wine, ending in a haze of blood orange

EARTH & ROOT & SPICE

BRIGID: Goddess of Early Spring, Blacksmiths, healing, fertility & poetry, keeper of the fire & holy wells, deep & earthy with angelica root, myrrh, verbena, lemon, fennel & bergamot.

FERN & WILLOW: Swaying, weeping, unfurling, thick labdanum, sleepy sandalwood & spiced, sweet cardamom.

ISHTAR: Goddess of Love, Sex & War, Descended into the Underworld, fiery with sexuality & love, thick thighs of cedarwood drenched in honey-like resins, spiced with cardamom & cinnamon

SMOKE

CYBELE: Great Goddess of the Wild Mountains, Goddess of wild animals, roaming with lions. A smoky bonfire in the middle of mountain woods, toasting hazelnuts over open fire, spiced and sweetened with sugar, nutmeg & cinnamon.

HESTIA: Great Goddess of the Hearth, her home sits deep in the woods, a fireplace burning chopped wood: pine, cedar, birch & the resin of labdanum. Cybele’s even smokier cousin–not for the faint-hearted.

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