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6 November 2014

Hallows blessings, happy Day of the Dead and All Souls and Full Moon!

Typically, Halloween is my favorite holiday, but this year it is tinged with sadness. My dear cat of thirteen tears, Ming!, died unexpectedly on the 12th of October. Shortly thereafter it seemed like many people were losing their beloved companions. I felt so heartbroken that I was overcome with the desire to craft a ritual oil to help soothe the heartache and show respect for the furry friends that have passed on. The resultant Rainbow Bridge oil has been calming and reassuring to me. I hope it can do the same for those whose hearts still sting over the loss of their beloved pets. They truly are family.

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In addition to the Rainbow Bridge ritual oil, we'll be offering the Carnal Delights design-your-own-scent collection, the latest and spookiest installment of the Mixtape collection as well as adding a tobacco single note to the Apothecary line and we'll also begin the Yule contest! HALLOWS will be available until the end of the month.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent. Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

A soothing and loving ritual oil created for those of us who have lost beloved pets. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to DoveLews, Portland's non-profit 24 hour emergency and pet ICU.

Comforting tonka bean, red patchouli, soothing vanilla musk, nourishing sweet milk, sacred woods and blessed tayberry,

 

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

THE RAINBOW BRIDGE RITUAL OIL
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $25

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SPIRITS IN THE TWILIGHT GARDEN: AUTUMN 2014

SPIRITS IN THE TWILIGHT GARDEN: AUTUMN 2014

SPIRITS IN THE TWILIGHT GARDEN: AUTUMN 2014
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

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Spirits in the Twilight Garden takes the Mixtape collection in a bit of a different direction. Instead of a monthly installment, I'll start seasonal offerings that encapsulate the mood, the ambiance and the poetry of the season. Spirits in the Twilight Garden is a disembodied romp through the supernatural that we find during the end of October and the beginning of November. As the sun travels through the dark and mysterious sign of Scorpio, known for its associations with death, legacies, the underworld and the shadow aspects of our souls. Last month we were treated to an eclipse while both the sun and the moon were in Scorpio. It is not easy to have the darkness and the intensity of the sign thrust upon us. For me, I was tossed head long into the grieving process by losing my cat Ming! that put me into an existential tailspin from which I'm still trying to develop some equilibrium. The fact that Mercury is in Retrograde did little to help the matter.

I guess the moral of the story would be to be kind to one another. We don't know what they are going through, nor do they have any understanding where we're at emotionally. During these particularly dark and increasingly cold days, reach out in warmth, light and kindness. Be the comfort you seek. Be the light in the dark. Love always wins.

As with all other mixtapes, I don't own the songs, but though copyright laws and fair use, I am able to use the titles, band names and sample bits of lyrics. And because I don't like making money off of the intellectual property of others, I donate a portion of sales to MercyCorps. I hope that my adoration for the music shows through my offering the mixtape collections! If you're on Spotify you can follow the playlist HERE!

Lux in Tenebris,

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SPIRITS IN THE TWILIGHT GARDEN: AUTUMN 2014

(DON'T FEAR) THE REAPER - BLUE OYSTER CULT

"Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn't go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
(Saying, "Don't be afraid")"

A melancholy and wistful blend of crisp night air, candle flame and eternal musk.

 

DEAD MAN'S PARTY - OINGO BOINGO

"It's a dead man's party, who could ask for more?
Everybody's comin', leave your body at the door
Leave your body and soul at the door."

White bone musk, soulful patchouli, and an offering of vanilla blossoms.

 

LULLABY - THE CURE

"quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps
closer now closer to the foot of the bed and
softer than shadow and quicker than flies his
arms are all around me and his tongue in my
eyes..."

Black musk, candystripe legs, crimson carnation, shivering cold sandalwood.

 

BLOOD BITCH - COCTEAU TWINS

"Don't damage my altar, don't damn this cold flame
Neither one or the other has much form or shape."

Black tea, red honey, frankincense, blackest amber.

 

SKOTOSEME - DIAMANDA GALAS

"Skotoseme!" ("Greek. Means sangre coriala lo meti, my blood runs inside thee. It’s a very violent love song." - Diamanda Galas)

Blood musk, shreds of oude, cinnamon, ginger, clove, black patchouli and aged myrrh.

 

BLACK ZONE - LEGENDARY PINK DOTS

"Because the Black Zone's here to stay and it's
here to protect us, 'til that black and bitter day when test-tube
spills and blows us all away."

Bitter orange, blood orange, ginger, galangal, spiced myrrh and sinister grasses.

 

HEART AND SOUL - JOY DIVISION

"Existence well what does it matter?
I exist on the best terms I can.
The past is now part of my future,
The present is well out of hand."

Bleak, yet hopeful. Crystalline amber, cassia, black leather, ghostly bergamot, all anchored with aged patchouli

 

TEAR YOU APART - SHE WANTS REVENGE

"I want to hold you close
Soft breath, beating heart
As I whisper in your ear
I want to fucking tear you apart"

A violent and sexy blend of leather, dark musk, woodsmoke, dreamy opium smoke and the sting of cinnamon.

 

OUIJA BOARD, OUIJA BOARD - MORRISSEY

"The table is rumbling...
the table is rumbling
the glass is moving
"No, I was NOT pushing that time"

Otherworldly white sandalwood, spirit drawing kananga, mugwort incense, and holy frankincense.

 

RELEASE THE BATS - THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

"Cool machine
Horror bat, bite
Cool machine, bite
Sex vampire, bite
Whoah, bite"

Horror bat bite! Black musk, bat wing leather, vanilla resin, crimson blossoms, and black amber.

 

THE KILLING MOON - ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN

"In starlit nights I saw you
So cruelly you kissed me
Your lips a magic world
Your sky all hung with jewels"

Lunar musk, murderous belladonna, dried tobacco, black sandalwood and midnight patchouli.


CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION

Autumn is a season most voluptuous and sensual. Colors in their crimson, orange and ochre vibrancy flash their iridescent fire from quaking leaves. The sky, in its dazzling display of darkness, threatens the diminishing light with clouds suspended heavily in the air, saturated with the thick storms of a thousand nights. Respite is found in the infinity azure expanse that arches effortless with the angles of sunlight, golden, slanting to earth creating a crisp, clean and shimmering aura to the world around us. A chill embraces the frosted air and our breath is etched in silver tendrils reaching heavenward. Seeking warmth and connection, we wrap our arms around ourselves and our loved ones and descend within; our thoughts deepen while our vision expands.

Conjure's Carnal Delights Collection is a celebration of the senses that the autumnal season ignites like no other. I've hand picked the fragrances that speak to me of deepest Autumn, of introspection, of sensuality and of delight. All fragrances are accords crafted in house unique to Conjure Oils!

In celebration of this season most wonderful, we're offering custom fragrances for a limited time. Depending on the success of the line, I may later offer candles, soaps, whips, sprays and lotions in the Carnal Delights Collection! It's up to you!

CARNAL DELIGHTS - CUSTOM FRAGRANCES - BACK FOR 2014!

Select up to five of the accords listed below to create your own signature scent! In order to prevent a back log, I can only accept orders for twenty five (or so) customs, so once the limit is reached, I'll mark the option as sold out.



CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION 

Selections from CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION are available in one size, five styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Single Note $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Two Notes $30
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Three Notes $35
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Four Notes $40
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Five Notes $45

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CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION ACCORDS

THE ANCIENT ORCHARD
Apple Cider
Candy Apple
Caramel Apple
Cinnamon Donut
Fresh Hay
Fuji Apple
Green Apple 

CAFE de CHARNEL

Chai Tea
Cinnamon
Clove
Coffee
Cream
Cream Soda
Ginger
Hazelnut
Nutmeg
Sugar Cane
Treacle
Vanilla Bean

EARTHEN JEWELS

Black Lotus
Blood
Bonfire
Falling Leaves
Graveyard Dirt
Oakmoss
Petrichor
Rain
Spanish Moss
Tobacco

THE FARMERS MARKET

Blackberry
Butter
Chili Pepper
Chrysanthemum
Dahlia
D'anjou Pear
Fig
Fresh Pumpkin
Golden Honey
Lavender
Pomegranate
Pumpkin Bread
Red Rose
Sunflower
Sweet Orange
Whole Wheat Bread
Zucchini Bread

PARFUMERIE

Black Musk
Black Patchouli
Crystal Amber
Dark Amber
Dragon's Blood
Red Musk
Tonka Bean
Vanilla Musk
White Musk

THE SWEET SHOPPE

Candy Corn
Caramel
Caramel Popcorn
Cream Cheese Frosting
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Pumpkin Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Spun Sugar

YULE CONTEST

Holiday Contest!

For the past eight years now (8th annual, REALLY? I can't believe it!) Conjure Oils has offered a contest for people to come up with a suggestion for a Holiday blend of their own design. Each and every year, I get more and more stunning, wonderful and creative entries and I'm hoping that this year will be no different!

Conjure Oils Holiday Contest 2014!!

Here's the contest: Come up with a name, a description, some notes, a story, an image. It doesn't matter which - you can develop the entire concept or just come up with one or two things. From these submissions, I'll select several ideas to create for the Yule line this year.

The winners will receive a 5ml bottle of their scent as well as a 30 dollar gift certificate good for anything on the Conjure Oils website in 2015 - we'll even cover shipping! ...not to mention you'll receive temporary fame on the Limited Editions page as well and be the envy of all your family and friends.

In order for me to potentially use them, all entries will become the property of Conjure Oils so make sure you want them out in the world before you submit your ideas! By entering the contest, you agree to give me permission to use your idea for production. If you don't want your name associated with your entry, let me know, ok? I'll respect your privacy. MULTIPLE ENTRIES ARE OK - (because last year I said one entry per person and it was widely ignored! LOL! You can enter more than once, but keep it under 5, just so I can stay sane and somewhat organized, ok? :D)

Please email your submissions to yulecontest (at) conjureoils (dot) com by November 15 and don't forget to include your contact info! Don't make me track you down. ;)

I'll pick the winners on the 20th and make the scents available around December 1st. If I can't decide, or there are too many ideas, I reserve the right to freak out, scrap the whole idea and save some ideas for next year.

May creativity and good luck be with you!

Vajra

22 September 2014

HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY VAJRA & STERLING!

FALL IN LOVE - VAJRA & STERLING'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Five years! I am one of the lucky ones: I got to marry not only someone I love, but my best friend as well. Fall in Love celebrates our anniversary and marks the first day of fall as well - our favorite season!

Envelope yourself in the soft and sultry, where the love of fall and the falling of love collide: sugared fig, black amber incense, toasted coconut, crisp autumn leaves and a slathering of oud.

FALL IN LOVE - VAJRA & STERLING'S 5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20


FALL IN LOVE - VAJRA & STERLING'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

SEPTEMBER: THE DEATH OF SUMMER 2014
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

SEPTEMBER: THE DEATH OF SUMMER

September: The Death of Summer is the next installment of the Conjure mixtapes. Once again, it's a nod to the post-punk era but also branches out in some other surprising directions as well. Enjoy! I am allowed to use the titles because of copyright rules, but since I don't really like making money of the works of others, all proceeds after production costs will be donated to Mercy Corps. All lyrics are used through fair use. I do not own them. You can get the playlist if you're a member of spoitfy. Find Vajra Conjure Wright and the playlist September: The Death of Summer.

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MIXTAPE SEPTEMBER: THE DEATH OF SUMMER TRACKLIST

 

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES - THE CURE

"Sometimes I'm dreaming
While the other people dance..."

The recollection of a fading dream: vanilla cream, Mirabella plum, Parma violet, ruby pomegranate, clove and a drop of ginger.

 

STELLA WAS A DIVER AND SHE WAS ALWAYS DOWN - INTERPOL

"At the bottom of the ocean she dwells
Her caresses caressed by fingers
And fat blue serpent swells"

Serpentine blue musk, salty sea air, bioluminescent blossoms and sapphire amber.

 

UNDER THE MILKY WAY - THE CHURCH

"Sometimes when this place gets kind of empty
Sound of their breath fades with the light
I think about the loveless fascination
Under the Milky Way tonight."

Toasted black tobacco, oud, aged vanilla resin, roasted almonds and kush.

 

A DAY - CLAN OF XYMOX


"Where are you?
So far away.."

Tonka bean, Indian patchouli, cinnamon, orange blossom, black currant and wildflower honey.

 

GRACE - JEFF BUCKLEY

"And she weeps on my arm,
Walking to the bright lights in sorrow "

Black patchouli, pink pepper, Indian jasmine, deep sandalwood and a sultry drop of ylang ylang.

 

I CAN'T HARDLY STAND IT - THE CRAMPS

"I can't hardly stand it
You're troublin' me
I can't hardly stand
It just can't be."

Sorrowful notes of King mandarin, bergamot, juicy peach, black tea and Moroccan myrrh.

 

I MELT WITH YOU - MODERN ENGLISH

"The future's open wide."

Dark chocolate, woodsmoke, toasted marshmallow and aged vanilla extract.

 

DIE INTERIMSLIEBENDEN - EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN

"In ihrem gemeinsamen Mund
lebt ein Kolibri
Mit jedem seiner Flügelschläge
dafür das Auge viel zu träge
Kulturen erblühen und vergehen
ganze Kontinente untergehen"

Delicate hummingbird attracting blossoms, honey incense, amber cream, spiced myrrh and white tea.

 

WICKED GAME - CHRIS ISAAK


"The world was on fire and no one could save me but you."

Delicious passionate torture: Wildberry, anise, cinnamon, orange blossom, Haitian vetiver, sandalwood, blood cedar and vanilla.

 

PINK MOON - NICK DRAKE

"None of you stand so tall
Pink moon gonna get ye all."

Pink grapefruit, delphinium, pink calla lily and crimson dragon's blood.

5 September 2014

DARK CINEMA: HALLOWS 2014
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

DARK CINEMA: HALLOWS 2014

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I present for your consideration Dark Cinema, the 2014 Hallows collection from Conjure Oils! Rooted in the cinematic history of the horror genre. From the high art of Strange Geometries to the gore fest that is Tortue Porn, I'm sure you'll find a fright fest that is to your liking! The amazing artwork and concept for this series was done by the inimitable Paula Schricker.

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DARK CINEMA: HALLOWS 2014

 

STRANGE GEOMETRIES

Films from the 1920's. German Expressionism at its best!

A study in grayscale: black and white musk, black currant and white pepper.

 

THE OLD DARK HOUSE

The supernatural elements of the 1930's Old Dark House style of movie were usually not supernatural at all but, spoiler alert, usually the doings of the rich inhabitants. And they would have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids!

Musty notes of decaying wood and crumbling decadence: brandy, fading bouquets of calla lilies and cracked leather.

 

DRACULA

One of the legendary monsters from the horror world who deserves a scent of his own!

Mesmerizing notes of corrupted incense, blood musk, clove, Tunisian myrrh and blood red pomegranate.

 

FRANKENSTEIN

Reanimated and ready for revenge!

Electric notes of ozone and wet stone. Ponderously earthy with a tinge of bittersweet innocence.

 

THE MUMMY

Straight from the tomb to spread Egyptian terror to your nightmares!

Ancient kyphi is blended with Egyptian amber, parchment, leather and worn linen.

 

THE WOLF MAN

Clap for the Wolf Man! I saw him having a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect. Transform into something wild!

Gypsy incense, deep forests and soft fur.

 

THE OUTSIDERS

Weird, otherworldly. It's either giant sized, radioactive, alien, or all three. The wail of a theremin and bulky latex monsters. Definitely a commentary on the age of atomic insecurity of the 1950's.

Green musk, bracing lime, Martian flora and a drop of mint.

 

A PLEASANT VENEER

It's all fun and games until you realize there was a triple homicide at your favorite vacation spot! Invokes films such as Psycho, The Shining or Amityville Horror.

All the trimmings of a perfect house: fresh mown lawn, fresh air and sunshine overshadowed by something absolutely sinister.

 

GRINDHOUSE

Combine the grunge of a bad roadhouse movie with a freewheeling view of human monstrosity and you've got a Hell of a flick. Add in some porn-staches and boobs for good measure.

Sleazy booze, cigar smoke, booze, maybe a hint of something green and illegal… and blood. Lots and lots of blood. Did I mention the booze?

 

SLASHER CHIC

Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers. Three methods, one purpose, hack up them naughty teenagers!

A hell broth of the waters of Camp Crystal Lake, the steamy hiss of a boiler room and a dark Halloween night of crisp leaves and doom.

 

FAR EAST FRIGHTFEST

J-Horror. Eerie, incomprehensible, terrifying.

Notes of Japanese musk, juniper, green tea and osmanthus. Pale,, haunting and terrifying.

 

TORTURE PORN

Don't flinch! The basest of human cruelty displayed for all to witness.

The sweet smell of dark fear (dark chocolate) collides with singed flesh (bacon).

All your favorite Conjure Oils scents from seasons past you've come to expect at Hallows!


THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWS PAST - RESURRECTED 2014

Selections from THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWS PAST - RESURRECTED 2014 are available in one size, multiple styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

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A GYPSY FLAME 2014
A gypsy flame in on the hearth,
Sign of this carnival of mirth.
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade--
It is the witching Hallowe'en.

Pale tapers glimmer in the sky,
The dead and dying leaves go by;
Dimly across the faded green
Strange shadows, stranger shades, are seen,--
It is the mystic Hallowe'en.

Soft gusts of love and memory
Beat at the heart reproachfully;
The lights that burn for those who die
Were flickering low, let them flare high--
It is the haunting Hallowe'en.

--A.F. MURRAY, in Harper's Weekly, Oct. 30, 1909

Bewitching swirls of the bonfire smoke, spun sugar, warm caramelized popcorn and candy coated apples.

 

ABANDONED MORGUE 2014
Are you here on a dare and wishing you weren't, or is this your new nightly haunt? Either way, this old abandoned morgue has many stories to tell. Tonight we'll listen intently with the lights out!

Ghost of a bonfire, tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, Zanzibar clove, black amber and dark Indonesian patchouli.

 

THE AUTUMN WIND 2014
The Autumn wind — oh hear it howl!
Without — October's tempests scowl,
As he troops away on the raving wind!
And leaveth dry leaves in his path behind!
Without — without,
Oh hear him shout.
He is making the old trees bare;
Oh cruel, he,
To the old oak tree,
And the garden hedge so fair!
Oh, a wild and tyrannous king is he,
When he playeth his frolic in every tree.
And maketh the forest bare!

Excerpt from Halloween; a romaunt, with lays, meditative and devotional by A. Cleveland Coxe, 1845

Dried oak leaf and acorn, honey cured leather, toasted tobacco leaf and sun warmed hay.

 

HELL BROTH 2014
Actus Quartus. Scena Prima.

Thunder. Enter the three Witches:

1 Thrice the brinded Cat has mew'd.

2 Thrice,and once the Hedge-Pigge shin'd.

3 Harpier cries, 'tis time, 'tis time.

1 Round about the Caldron go:
In the poysond Entrailes throw
Toad, that under cold stone,
Dayes and Nights, ha's thirty one:
Sweltred Venom sleeping got,
Boyle thou first I'the' charmed pot.
All. Double, double, toile and trouble;
Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble.

2 Fillet of a Fenny snake,
In the Cauldron boyle and bake :
Eye of Newt, and Toe of Frogge,
Wooll of Bat, and Toungue of Dogge:
Adders Forke, and Blinde-wormes Sting,
Lizard legge, and Howlets wing :
For a Charme of powrefull trouble,
Like a Hell-broth, boyle and bubble.
All. Double, double, toyle and trouble,
Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble

3 Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolfe,
Witches Mummey, Maw,and Gulfe
Of the rauin'd salt Sea sharke:
Roote of Hemlocke, digg'd i'th' darke :
Liuer of Blaspheming Iew,
Gall of Goate, and Slippes of Yew,
Sliuer'd in the Moones Ecclipse :
Nose of turke,and Tartars lips :
Finger of Birth-strangled Babe,
Ditch-deliuer'd by a Drab,
Make the Grewell thick, and slab.
Adde thereto a Tigers Chawdron,
For th' Ingredience of our Cawdron.
All. Double, double, toyle and trouble,
Fire Burne,and Cauldron bubble.

2 Coole it with a Baboones blood,
Then the Charme is firme and good.

Excerpt from Macbeth by William Shakespeare, 1603-1607

Black coconut, almond blossom, toasted patchouli, nutmeg, beeswax and bubbling green sugar cane syrup.

 

KILLER KLOWN 2014
No rest for the wicked! The darkness of the Dot Room gives way to a brightly lit funhouse of warped mirrors, garishly painted arches, and flashing strobes. In the smoky chaos, yellow-fanged mad clowns dart, popping out of the peripheries with honking horns, crazed laughter, or bloodied hand tools. Withered corpses bound cruelly into exaggerated poses line the walls, mimicking tight wire acts, animal tamers, and side-show acts, each one more nightmarish than the next.

Spun sugar, vanilla-white greasepaint, molten marshmallow and cherry-syrup blood.

 

MARA 2014
Mara is the Buddhist personification of Evil. Also known as Papiyan, ("more wicked") Mara (meaning "thirst" or "death") made every attempt possible to deter Siddhartha on his path toward Enlightenment by using armies of temptations such as: lust, hunger, thirst, sloth, cowardice, pride and fame, among others.

Bo tree bark, Indian sandalwood, thousand-petaled sacred lotus blossoms, warmed honey and pure vanilla absolute.

 

MURDER OF CROWS 2014
Every fall they gather in murderous shrieking clusters blacking out the branches in the oak and apple trees across the street. They caw and cackle in a long-overdue maniacal avian family reunion from Hell.

The softest touch of black leather feathers, oak splinters, acorn, crumbled leaves and baked apples drizzled in brandy all illuminated by creamy vanilla moonlight

 

OL' SCRATCH 2014
Ol' Scratch is a folksy epithet for Satan originating out of the legends of New England in the days before the Civil War. Some other pet names for the Prince of Darkness (other than Ozzy :D) are Old Nick, Old Bendy and Rodger (as in Jolly).

Thick slices of oven-fresh pumpkin bread slathered with butter and served with fresh cream and a drizzle of treacle

 

SUCCUBUS 2014
A demon who takes the form of a gorgeous human female specifically to seduce men. Like the incubus, the succubus may have been a scapegoat for infidelity or stray lust. Either way, the succubus has captured the imagination of men for ages, rousing all flavors of fear and fantasy.

African violet, sugar soaked vanilla, benzoin, coconut milk, triple cream, Egyptian sandalwood musk and red currant.

 

VORTEX TUNNEL 2014
You lose your unholy pursuit in the corn, finally reaching the safety of the lights you saw in the distance… only to find out someone has set up a carnival out here in the corn. The music piping from inside the great tent is cheery, but somehow off and disturbing, the notes off key and cracked turning their perky melody into a tune of complete derangement. A gaunt man in a ringmaster's costume stands by the entrance, accompanied by a shapely woman in spangled tights and a very nearly blank doll's mask. He grins wickedly, beckoning you to pass through the curtains held by his assistant and into the swirling darkness within.

Inside, you find yourself on a narrow walkway inside a tunnel painted with crazy psychedelic patterns. The motion of the tunnel makes the walkway twist and writhe, all but forcing you to close your eyes just to get through this fun-house of terror without falling down.

Sweet funnel cakes defiled by chaotic swirls of vanilla ice cream, topped with corrupt caramel syrup and washed down with hootch.

 

WENDY'S WICKED ICING 2014
Wicked witch Wendy has whipped up a batch of her royal icing!

Confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and cream.

 

WITCHING HOUR 2014
A midnight walk through the pumpkin patch on All Soul's Eve.

Spiced pumpkin, falling leaves, a black velvet cloak to pull close for warmth and a frankincense candle offering for the spirits residing in the nearby cemetery.

 

YUKI-ONNA 2014
The white woman bent down over him, lower and lower, until her face almost touched him; and he saw that she was very beautiful,--though her eyes made him afraid.

Wind whipped sugared vanilla snow, black orchid, ginger tea and ume blossom.

 

Happy Hallows, ConjurePunks! We're working like madmen and women to get yout goodies out to you in a timely fashion. We appreciate you so very, very much. <3 Vajra

 

15 August 2014

 

 

MIXTAPE: AUGUST GLOOM 2014

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20 SOLD OUT!


MIXTAPE: AUGUST GLOOM 2014

i am an unrepentant music lover. Particularly the post-punk era of the 1980's. I present for your consideration my monthly mixtape installments! For the next three (maybe more!) months, I plan on posting a seasonally appropriate mix just for you! I hope you enjoy them! Proceeds from the sale of these items after cost will be donated to Mercy Corps, a humanitarian organization, as I don't like making money off the works of others, even though copyright allows me to do so. Enjoy! All lyrics are used through fair use. I do not own them. You can get the playlist if you're a member of spoitfy. Find Vajra Conjure Wright and the playlist August Gloom.

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MIXTAPE: AUGUST GLOOM 2014: TRACKLIST

 

PINK ORANGE RED - COCTEAU TWINS

"And my defeat and hope
And sad and hope
Might not feel down
Don't listen, now"

Haunting notes of rain, black currant and pomegranate anchored with deep, resinous amber.

 

THE CENTRE BULLET - THE TEAR GARDEN

"...as if you swallowed your own poison followed as you crawled up to the altar...."

A dark and dangerous mixture of black musk, almond, patchouli leaf, white tea, crystalline amber and a crimson driop of blood.

 

NEW DAWN FADES - JOY DIVISION

"Directionless so plain to see,
A loaded gun won't set you free.
So you say."

Wine colored plums, tobacco, black agar, dragon's blood and tonka.

 

OPIUM - DEAD CAN DANCE


"Sometimes
I feel the ocean in my blood
See rain from the sky above
Her salt brined tears
And now
Those tears leave taste on my tongue
Like the warm rush you get from
Black opium"

Tunisian opium, black agar, helischirum and tonka

 

SONG TO THE SIREN - THIS MORTAL COIL

"Well, I'm as puzzled as a newborn child
I'm as riddled as the tide
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?"

The salty sea that crashes against the breakers and the murky perfume of Death, my bride.

 

GOLDEN DAWN - LEGENDARY PINK DOTS

"I'll be your slave, maybe you'll be my priestess..."

A high ritual oil for union: frankincense, myrrh, dragon's blood, holy sandalwood and blessed lotus,

 

SPELLBOUND - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHESS

"Following the footsteps
Of a rag doll dance
We are entranced
Spellbound"

A magickal mix of cinnamon, clove, dried black rose petals, aged vanilla resin,, Meyer lemon and jasmine. Truly bewitching.

 

SECOND SKIN - THE CHAMELEONS


"I realize a miracle is due
I dedicate this melody to you
But is this the stuff dreams are made of?
If this is the stuff dreams are made of
No wonder I feel like I'm floating on air"

Ancient woods, familiar ancient standing stones, heather and the breath of Loch Ness,

 

WORLOCK - SKINNY PUPPY

"wasted views,
that’s all they see blue,
hot blood, guilt, optic nerve.
with the right attitude you will succeed, blue.
self abusive recluse, too late for me."

Black incense, clove, steel cogs and roses.

 

BLACK OUT DAYS - PHANTOGRAM

"Black out days, I don't recognise you anymore."

Black musk, Tunisian myrrh, tobacco, preserved sugared fig,

 

 

 

 

05 July 2014

SEVEN, THE SHERWOOD FOREST COLLECTION and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN

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SPIRITS OF ELEMENT

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SEVEN \ SHERWOOD FOREST \ MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN

SEVEN, THE SHERWOOD FOREST COLLECTION, MIDNIGHT in the GARDEN and SPIRITS OF ELEMENT RITUAL OILS

First, Happy SEVENTH Birthday, Conjure Oils! I cannot believe that the lucky number seven years have passed since I started the little perfume house that could! And it HAS! In the seven years that I've had Conjure not only have I learned trial-by-fire style about what it's like to own a business, but I've also come to know some wonderful talented crafts people, clients, helpers and customers, several of which I now consider close personal friends. You know who you are! Thank you so very much for allowing me to live one of my dreams! I love you.

For Conjure's seventh birthday perfume, *SEVEN*, I've taken inspiration from the Orisha Yemaya. She is the queen of the waters, mother of the world. Her number is seven and all things nautical are hers. She's the salt waters, tiny tears to the vast oceans. With her enormous heart she loves her children fiercely and will listen to your heartache as you weep your worries away on the shore. She'll wipe away your sadness with her blue skirts and cleanse you of your pain.

In the Sherwood Forest Collection, Robin Hood, or Robyn Hode in earlier manuscripts, is a character in English folklore who not only is a heroic outlaw, but an expert archer and swordsman. It wasn't until the 19th century that his band of Merry Men were added as his companions and their noble quest of robbing from the rich to give to the poor began. He has been popular since medieval days and his tales have been recorded and retold in poems, books and ballads since then. This series is fragrantly dappled with sunlight through the forest canopy; a courageous and heroic collection that is passionate and just. While the collection is named primarily after male characters, the scents are unisex.

Spirits of Element Ritual Oils is a collection dedicated to the spiritual entities that embody the elemental powers behind the energies of spirit, air, fire, water and earth developed by the alchemical works Paracelcus in the 16th century. Great for elemental ritual rites and to invoke the elements into your daily life. Also wonderful for enhancing your astrological sign, anointing candles, charms, amulets or sigils.

Lastly, we have Midnight in the Garden, a series inspired by the treacherously poisonous plants of the world. These herbs, roots, flowers and fungi have dark reputations ranging from the creation of Witches' flying ointment, the "possessions" that sparked the Salem Witch trials, to mundane uses such as disgruntled wives ridding themselves of husbands, to toxic eye drops used to beautify ladies of yore. Please note that these fragrances are just interpretations of the flower, root, fungi or herb. They do not contain components of their namesakes nor are they to be taken internally. They are, however, skin safe and gorgeously scented.

Thank you for seven years! Here's to seventy more!

Love,

*SEVEN*

 

*SEVEN*

Happy seventh solar return, Conjure! Dedicated to the Orisha Yemaya, the ocean mother of all.

Sun-ripened watermelon, crisp sea salt, minty cucumber lime water and cane sugar sweetened coconut shreds.

 

SHERWOOD FOREST COLLECTION

 

ROBIN HOOD

Green clad and lion hearted, he robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. He's a master archer, swordsman and hero. Leader of his band of Merry Men.

A courageous and kind hearted mixture of oakmoss, dashing sandalwood, tonka bean, blood cedar, dried tobacco, aged leather and winesap apple.

 

MAID MARIAN

Not a part of the original Robin Hood stories, Maid Marian was adapted into the Merry Men from various sources. During Victorian times she's the passive noblewoman and romantic interest of Robin Hood. In the 20th century she was depicted as a cross dressing tomboy who met Robin Hood in a fight that ended in a draw.

A heroic balance of power and beauty: white lilac, patchouli flower, Arabian rose, sugared sandalwood and cassia.

 

FRIAR TUCK

The happy-go-lucky ale loving clergyman of the troupe. He, like Maid Marian, developed separately from the Robin Hood mythos and joined the Merry Men after engaging Robin Hood in a battle of wits that ends with Friar Tuck carrying the outlaw across the river and tossing him in!

Pumpkin ale and church incense.

 

LITTLE JOHN

Robin Hood's lieutenant. A huge man with a small name that joined the Merry Man after battling Robin Hood with quarterstaves.

Black musk, oakmoss, dusty wood, salt and masculine musk.

 

WILL SCARLET

Nephew of Robin Hood and one of his earliest companions. He's an expert swordsman like his uncle.

Crimson carnation, cinnamon, clove, Himalayan cedarwood, red musk, bregamot and orange blossom.

 

ALAN-A-DALE

The minstrel of the Merry Men, Alan-A-Dale's loyalty was earned after Robin saved his beloved from having to marry another man.

Lemongrass, grape leaves, Florence iris and saffron infused amber.

 

MUCH THE MILLER'S SON

The youngest of the Merry Men, he was an experienced fighter and is often found brawling along side Little John.

White musk, crystalline amber, lime, ylang ylang, resplendent clove and polished wood.

 

SPIRITS OF ELEMENT RITUAL OILS

 

GNOME of EARTH

The Spirit of the Element Earth: fertile, moist, nurturing, stabilizing, grounding, green, receptive, gnomes, salt, crystals, pentacle, north, night, winter, melancholic, money, prosperity, employment, gold, touch, planet earth, Gaia, gravity, Orisha Oko.

Crossroads dirt, Indian jasmine, heady gardenia, heartwarming rose and French vanilla.

 

SALAMANDER of FIRE

The Spirit of the Element Fire: purifying, destructive, energetic, passionate, sexual, vibrant, salamanders, red, wand or athame, candles, flame, south, summer, noon, projecting, sight, glowing, choleric, desert, Sun, Ifrit, Mars, Brigid, power, will, Shango.

Haitian vetiver, bergamot, lime, Hawai'ian ginger, blood cedarwood, red amber, orange blossom, sultry cinnamon.

 

SERAPHIM of SPIRIT

The Spirit of the Element of Seraphim: akasha, the Void, outer space, starlight, rainbow, soul, angels, center, space-time, pure energy, bliss.

Aged vanilla resin, deep patchouli, tonka bean, holy sandalwood, three ambers, black musk, sacred cedar and blessed myrrh.

 

SYLPH of AIR

The Spirit of the Element Air: Intelligent, quick, east, yellow, tarot, sunrise, fairies, travel, freedom, sanguine, flowers, sylphs, knowledge, education, Aradia, Thoth, psychology, hearing, sound, mountain tops, beaches and other wind-swept areas, Oya, feathers, incense smoke.

Red apple, lavender, garden herbs, white amber and sweet cedar.

 

UNDINE of WATER'

The Spirit of the Element Water: Setting sun, west, purifying, taste, twilight, blue, phlegmatic. shells, chalice, flowing, healing, undines, mermaids, soothing, loving, psychic awareness, dreams, peace, marriage, Isis, receptive, Yemaya, emotional, silver.

Salt water, heirloom lilac, blue agave, ginger and blue musk.

MIDNIGHT in the GARDEN

 

ATROPA BELLADONNA

Also known as belladonna, deadly nightshade, devil's berries or death cherries. Used as an ingredient in witches flying ointment and as an ancient anaesthetic and to poison the tips of arrows. The name comes from the Greek Fate Atropos that cuts the thread at the end of life. The name Bella Donna is Italian for "beautiful woman" referring to the time atropa was used as eye drops to dilate the pupils of women, which was once considered sexy.

A deadly dark and gorgeous interpretation: black currant berries, blood cedar, opium poppy, red musk and a drop of thyme.

 

BLACK HENBANE

A psychoactive plant, used to make flying ointments and other witches' brews as its hallucinations were very visual and induced the sensation of flight. Henbane has been used as a anaesthetic poison since the Neolithic age and was used as a flavoring in beer, later replaced by hops in accordance with Germany's 1516 Bavarian Purity law.

Kush, patchouli, black rose and oud.

 

DATURA

Another member of the witches' weed club. Also known as Angel Trumpet, Jimson weed or Thorn Apple. Its hallucinogenic properties can cause death. Spiritually, it is used in prayers and devotional rituals to the Hindu deity Shiva.

Datura accord and glowing white florals anchored by golden sandalwood and tonka.

 

DEATH CAP

Responsible for 90% of global fungus related fatalities including two Roman emperors.

Rich loam, dark water, night blooming cereus and star anise.

 

ERGOT

During the winter of 1691 a group of girls went into convulsions, rambled incoherently and complained that bugs were crawling on their skin. They also spontaneously began to dance a dance known as Saint Anthony's Fire that caused blisters on the skin and burning sensations throughout the body. It was determined that they were possessed by the devil and according to one theory, this spurred the Salem Witch Trials. Three hundred years later the fungus ergot, a parasitic fungus with properties like LSD, was discovered growing on rye grain, a food commonly consumed at the time.

Red and black patchouli, lemon blossom, aged vanilla resin and raspberry.

 

MANDRAKE

The most fearsome member of the Nightshade family looks innocuous enough with a round of leaves, green flowers and tiny tomato-like poisonous berries. Also known as Satan's Apple or Mandragora, the true magic of this plant exists in the root that can appear forked into a small person with arms and legs. It was believed to cure demonic possession create powerful love philtres and soporific sleeping potion like the one given to Juliet of Shakespeare fame., It was also believed that the mandrake would give a blood curdling fatal shriek to the person who pulled the root from the ground or was in earshot of the scream.

Honey infused with mandrake accord, clove, hydrangea, nutmeg, myrrh, dewberry, mugwort and teakwood.

 

OLEANDER

A common shrub that produces white, pink, red or yellow blossoms that is so prevalent in has been implicated in a number of murders and accidental deaths over time. There is an urban legend that says a group of naive campers were killed because they used sticks from the oleander plant to roast their marshmallows and weenies.

Oleander accord, white peach, sassafras, tobacco and bourbon vanilla.

 

WOLFSBANE

Despite an ancient reputation as a witches' potion used to transform others into werewolves (Remus Lupin, anyone?) you may be shocked to know that wolfsbane, also known as aconite, does not actually create or destroy werewolves! The ancient Greeks did use it to poison the tips of their arrows to hunt wolves. In modern days they have found aconite useful in creating poisoned bullets!

White amber, soft sandalwood, fierce petitgrain, cucumber and white musk.

 

YEW

Known as the Graveyard Tree in England, not only because it was poisonous, but because Romans held early church services in the shade of yew trees to convert pagans to the new Christian religion. The trees can live up to three centuries and reach almost seventy feet in height. Every part of the yew is poisonous, with the exception of its bright red berries, but even those contain a toxic seed. Don't rip the tree from your garden yet! Scientists have found it to havepowerful antitumor cancer fighting properties.

Pinon pine, teaberry, white spruce, teakwood, white birch and gray myrrh.

13 June 2014

 

 

Henri Rousseau, The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897

Full Honey Moon, Friday the 13th 2014 and Eleggua's Block Buster are available in one size, one style:

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Psychic Shield Ritual Oil is offered in one size, one style:

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FULL HONEY MOON, FRIDAY the 13th, ELEGGUA'S BLOCK BUSTER and PSYCHIC SHIELD RITUAL OIL

Not only is today Friday the 13th, but it's also: the full moon, the Orisha Eleggua's feast day AND Mercury is in retrograde. I'd be remiss in my duties as potions mistress if I did not offer some sexy oily good times today! I was going to make one whiz-bang oil, but the energies were just not meshing for me, so I've decided to make four separate offerings.

The first, Full Honey Moon, celebrates the full moon in June. Called the Honey Moon because this is the traditional month of marriage, it's a celebration of love, unity and passion - partnered or just with ourselves!

Friday the 13th 2014 is a traditional hoodoo blend to turn sour luck into sweet success.

Eleggua's Block Buster is rooted in Lucumi tradition with plants, or ewe (pronounced A-way), that have a long standing reputation for road opening.

The last one, Psychic Shield Ritual Oil, is one I'm very excited to present to you! It is based on a recipe in Judika Illes' book Pure Magic (the book I always recommend to people when looking for a magickal primer) Handcrafted lovingly with Judika's blessing, this is a Conjure first as it will be offered in a 1/2 ounce clear glass bottle and filled with wildcrafted yarrow.

All oils are presented to the energy of the moon (no moonlight here in Oregon tonight - it's been raining all day.) and will be blessed by me as a Lucumi priest of Eleggua and as a witch by my drawing down the moon.

Enjoy!

 

FULL HONEY MOON 2014

Fall in love all over again, whether with yourself or another, there can never be enough deep, true, heartfelt sweetness in our lives.

Himalayan honey, vanilla infused patchouli and fresh Hawai'ian ginger.

 

FRIDAY the 13TH 2014

A traditional hoodoo blend to turn sour bad luck into sweet success!

Gingergrass, lemongrass, vetiver, High John the Conqueror root, tobacco, red clover, lavender, cinnamon bark, thyme and blood cedar.

 

ELEGGUA'S BLOCK BUSTER

Rooted in Lucumi tradition with plants, or ewe (pronounced A-way), that have a long standing reputation for road opening.

A perfume of coconut infused rum, cigar smoke and mango with a hearty pinch of secret Lucumi road-opening herbs blessed and presented to my Eleggua for added aché.

 

PSYCHIC SHIELD RITUAL OIL

A dynamic ritual oil that helps to create a mirror-like shield over the etheric body, keeping out unwanted energies, cosmic floaties, boogy men and other nasties.

Solar-infused sunflower oil, hand-crafted (by myself) St. John's Wort oil, rosemary essential oil, frankincense and myrrh, angelica flower essence all emboldened with a pinch of blessed salt and a sprig of wild-crafted (hand-picked by yours truly) pink yarrow.

March 04, 2014

Fat Tuesday fragrances are available in one size, nine styles:

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PACZKI DAY 2014!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND ! Celebrate Fat Tuesday Conjure style with our NINE Polish pastry inspired perfume oils! Growing up in Southeastern Michigan like I did, it wasn't hard to find a box of these delectable sweet treats! For those who don't know what a paczki is, (pronounced "poonchky") it's like a large huge doughnut stuffed to the brim with various intoxicatingly sweet fillings ranging from traditional plum and rose hip jam to more modern conventions like Bavarian custard, apple or raspberry. Though it's no typical doughnut - the paczki is sweeter and spongier. They can be topped with powdered or granulated sugar, or with icing. Truly, the mortal doughnut pales in comparison!

Paczki are a convenient way to get all of the sugar, fat and temptation out of the house before the sparse season of Lent rears it head. Fortunately, we've conjured a great way to get the paczki experience throughout whilst avoiding the calories as well! It's like magic! Indulge!

CONJURE PACZKI SELECTIONS

Packzi Day!PLUM JAM PACZKI
Sweet dough is filled with black plum jam and dusted with refined powdered sugar.

Packzi Day!BAVARIAN CUSTARD PACZKI
Fried pastry dough filled with thick vanilla Bavarian custard and coated with granulated vanilla sugar.

Packzi Day!ROSE HIP JAM PACZKI
Fresh paczki are served warm, overflowing with rose hip jam and drizzled with sweet honey sugar glaze.

Packzi Day!BLUEBERRY & GARDENIA PACZKI
Wonderfully sweet and deep fried dough dusted with powdered sugar, spice and filled with plump, succulent blueberry and gardenia flower compote.

Packzi Day!COCONUT CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHAI PACZKI
A twist on a traditional favorite! A filling of toasted coconut flakes coated in chai spiced infused salted caramel stuffed to bursting in a flaky golden shell topped with a drizzle of milk chocolate ganache.

Packzi Day!CARAMELIZED APPLE & CHAMOMILE PACZKI
Fresh Granny Smith apples reduced with baker's sugar, cinnamon and gooey caramel packed in a delectable paczki pastry coated with a chamomile tea glaze. .

Packzi Day!LEMON CURD & ARABIAN JASMINE PACZKI
Creamy sweet lemon filling, fragranced with Arabian jasmine petals encased by a powdered sugar topped doughy delight.

Packzi Day!RASPBERRY & SWEET PEA PACZKI
Lovely red raspberries stewed with vanilla, sweet pea blossoms and pink rock candy sugar sweetly oozing out of a honey glazed paczki pocket.

Packzi Day!STRAWBERRY & HIBISCUS PACZKI
Plump and crimson strawberries, allspice, clove, sweet orange zest and gorgeous hibiscus flowers packed into its sweet and sticky balsamic glaze coated shell.

Paczki will available until April 21st, or until we sell out! And I must say this: while these do indeed smell good enough to eat, they are not in any way, shape or form intended for consumption, human or animal. External use only!

 

The CONJURE KREWE celebrates MARDI GRAS!

Join the Conjure Plague Circus as the good Doktor leads our rag tag krewe down paths devious and debaucherous!

Order all six of the Conjure Krewe and receive a free Gris Gris bag conjured by Mama Vajra herself! The bag comes along with a pip of a specially formulated anointing oil and instructions for use! The current Gris Gris we are offering can be found HERE. If you're ordering a complete set, please let me know your free Gris Gris selection either in the Message to Merchant section on the PayPal check out page, or send a separate email to vajra at conjureoils dot com.

You can also purchase the Gris Gris bags individually. They are $40 each and are available HERE.

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Selections from The CONJURE KREWE celebrates MARDI GRAS! are available in one size, one set:

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5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Set of all SIX -
$120 SOLD OUT!
(If ordering the set of six, please remember to send a separate email with your Gris Gris selection, or list it in the Notes to Merchant box at checkout!
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DOKTOR PLAGUE

Ringmaster and mysteriously dark leader of this motley Conjure krewe!

Smoked black tea, cardamom, aged myrrh, robust sandalwood, sweet sage and silver lavender.

 


COLUMBINE

Clever Columbine is an artful and confident juggler, carelessly tossing glass spheres, sharp toys, grenades and the hearts of the men who adore her to the delight and dismay of her audience.

Cherry blossom, guava fruit, blood orange, golden patchouli and sugared amber.

 


HARLEQUIN

Harlequin serves up his comedy nimbly with the aid of his robotic limbs, ever trying to catch the heart of Columbine with his acrobatics and foolish antics.

Crystalline amber, black coconut, sugared tobacco, vanilla musk, osmanthus and salted caramel.


PIERROT

Wrapped in a straight jacket and donning a gas mask, Pierrot is the picture of the sadness and madness born of unrequited love; he pines for Columbine whom he always loses to the agile Harlequin.

Blue iris, antiqued frankincense, red sandalwood, aged vanilla resin, bergamot and white carnations.

 


MLLE. JUDIE

Half human, half skeletal, Mlle. Judie tries her best to keep her brute of a husband, Punch, in line. She insists that one day she will get it through his thick skull that when baby sitting, one doesn't actually sit on the baby.

Red amber, black currant, kush, orange blossom honey and lush gardenia.

 


PUNCH

Despite his ability to fight the devil and win, Punch will always be just the the hen pecked husband and eternal tormentor of his formidable wife Mlle. Judie. He's all bark, and some bite, too!

Black musk, champaca blossom, red myrrh, cassia, burned sugar, narcissus, pomegranate and black patchouli.

CONJURING GRIS GRIS

Gris Gris Bags are available at Conjure Oils for a short time only!

Made by hand using a combination of organic and/or wildcrafted herbs, roots, semi precious stones, minerals, metals, shells and other mystical curios, these Gris Gris bags come in beautiful color appropriate pouches with a small charm affixed by hand to the exterior. Each Gris Gris comes with complete instructions on their preparation with suggestions on how to enliven them using various candle colors, moon phases, days of the week and instructions on how personalize them with anointing oils and personal concerns.

Before they're sent out to you, each Bag is prayed over and passed through sacred smoke that is burned as a daily devotional on my Boveda, or spirit altar.

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CONJURING GRIS GRIS BAGS are available in nine variations, one size. All Bags come with instructions.

One Gris Gris Bag - $40
Three Gris Gris Bags - $100
Set of all nine Gris Gris Bags -
$300

SOLD OUT!

CURRENT GRIS GRIS SELECTIONS:

TRUE LOVE - To attract LOVE. Pink bag, heart charm.

LA FLAMME - To enliven an existing relationship or attract SEX - Red bag, devil charm.

TREASURE CHEST - To draw :PROSPERITY - Green bag, coin charm.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT - To acquire employment that meets financial, mental, emotional and spiritual needs - Green bag, clock charm.

PEACE CLOUD - To create an aura of peace for the wearer - White bag, dove charm.

SPIRIT VEIL - To encourage COMMUNICATION WITH THE DEAD - Violet bag with skull charm.

THIRD EYE - To strengthen PSYCHIC ABILITIES - Silver bag with ankh charm.

BLUE FLAME - To create a fiery wall of PROTECTION - Haint blue bag with anti evil eye charm.

SHADOW WEAVER - To create PACTS WITH DARK SPIRITS - Black bag with inverted cross charm.

Please note that bag color and charm may vary in accordance with availability; any substitutions will be expertly chosen.

A Spiritualist's Statement: I have been called to offer these bags once again at this time by my spirits, as I have been reluctant to take on this project in the past, despite multiple requests. These aren't Mojo Bags - Mojo Bags, or Mojo Hands as they're often called differ slightly than Gris Gris in their ingredients, preparation, blessing and maintenance. Mojos have their history in the Hoodoo tradition, or African American Folk Magic. Gris Gris can be found in New Orleans, among other places, and are rooted in the Vodoun tradition. I've chosen to offer Gris Gris instead of Mojo because of the level of spirit work involved in their conception and creation. While making Mojos very much relying on prayer to make them a living spiritual tool, I feel it is more of a mundanely magical act in that I've really never needed much spirit communication in their creation. It's always been a more intuitive process for me. Gris Gris, on the other hand, incorporate more of my skills as a spiritualist into their construction. I've spent many hours in meditation speaking with my Egun (spirits of my dearly departed ancestors) designing their appearance, components and corresponding prayers, etc. I found that it was a much more of a spiritually collaborative effort and one that I've found to be quite healing personally and spiritually. For that I am grateful. I hope these Gris Gris bags will help to align your heart, mind and soul with the workings of your spirits.

 

January 29, 2014


IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME - LUPERTINE 2014 - $20

SOLD OUT!

5ml Glass Amber Vials with reducer caps. You can order a screw top lids, or a glass wand caps HERE.

 

LOVE: IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME

English can be a bit lacking when it comes to ways to describe LOVE. I mean, there are compound words like in love, deep love, true love but they aren't words themselves. I thought it was interesting when I came across these unique Greek words for different variations for love to represent our Lupertine collection for 2014. I have crafted these very potent oils not only to be gorgeously fragrant, but to embody the properties of each type of love. If you want a good time, Ludus is what you want, want some crazy sexy time with a bit of danger? Eros is for you. And so it goes with each scent! All blended with the expertise that you can't find anywhere else other than Conjure Oils. Have a wonderful Lupertine and get the love YOU want! Of course, you can always just wear them because you like the scent! No harm in that. Either way, I hope you enjoy Conjure's Lupertine 2014 collection!

 

EROS: SEXUAL PASSION

Named after the Greek god of fertility and represented an idea of passion and desire. It also had a connotation of danger and wildness, where people would lose themselves and "fall" in love. as in a type of possession.

Immerse yourself in the madness and passion and danger that the desire of Eros can bring.

Provocative patchouli is melded with sultry notes of juicy hips of rose and bloody thorns, sacred crimson apple incense and myrtle all topped with passionate aged vanilla resin.

 

PHILIA: DEEP FRIENDSHIP

Philia, simply put, is friendship. Valued by the Greeks far more than the sexuality of Eros, Philia was the love between brothers in arms who fought in combat together. It embodied friendly loyalty, sacrifice, and sharing your deep dark feelings with one another. In this day and age of Twitter and FaceBook it really wouldn't hurt to take an inventory and see how many people how many people with whom you truly share Philia.

Deep, everlasting and dedicated cedar, palo santo and black copal are brightened and enlivened with Meyer lemon and blissful sweet pea.

 

LUDUS: PLAYFUL LOVE

The playful love shared between children or young lovers. The twinkle of belly butterfly you get from flirting or the joy that comes from good times spent with friends, or going out dancing and connecting with a mysterious stranger and enjoying a mutual attraction.

Mysterious coconut meat, smoky patchouli, honey dusting powder, peach brandy, pink musk and all-night-long loving moonflower.

 

AGAPE: UNIVERSAL LOVE

Selfless love and perhaps the most radical of all the loves. This was love that was extended to all people: friend, family, stranger, foreigner, etc. In Buddhism they call it "universal loving kindness" and in Christianity it is known as "gift love". Empathy is a hard love to master these days, it seems. It seems some folks find it simpler to forget people in need and dismiss those who are different.

One of the greatest things we can do spiritually is to exercise out compassion and our empathy. Be sure to extend your love to the world and all the people in it.

Oils sacred to Green Tara, our lady of compassion, blended to open the heart and help one to extend love to all: Golden sandalwood dhoop, gorgeous and resplendent bergamot, green lotus, heady gardenia and frangipani. A truly loving and radiant sacred elixir. .

 

PRAGMA: LONG STANDING LOVE

Long-Standing love developed between couples that have spent ages together. Pragma is about making the relationship to last over the long haul by learning how make comprises, cultivate patience, understanding and tolerance

As psychiatrist Fromme says, be sure you're not spending too much time falling in love. Make sure you're crafting something that will last and work for you over the long term.

A loving and enduring fragrance crafted with the spirit of endurance and love that lasts: Mighty redwood, Dragon's Blood, crimson carnation, High John the Conqueror infusion, aged myrrh, blonde patchouli and purifying sage, juniper and a tiny drop of cinnamon so the passion endures with the relationship.

 

PHILAUTIA: LOVE of the SELF & NARCISSISM

Philautia, or Self Love and Narcissism. Philautia the love of the self allows for a wider capacity to love. If you like yourself and are secure there will be lots of love to be spread about. As Aristotle says, "All friendly feelings for others are an extension of a man's feelings for himself.

In Narcissism one becomes self obsessed and focuses only one's personal fame and fortune.

PHTLAUTIA is a fragrance to enhance one's love for the self and the healthy desire to spread that love throughout the universe. A cosmic blend that helps energy grow and expand throughout the universe. It it designed to only send and increase love.

Red rose, Parma violet, Aged vanilla, neroli, golden frankincense and Indian patchouli.

 

NARCISSISM is an elixir crafted to heal the heart and create more independence, self love and security. Perfect for anointing the self, the heart or the soles of the feet.

Narcissus, Arabian sandalwood, oakmoss, Meyer lemon, orange peel,, ginger, olibanum and a drop of clove.


SEVEN WONDERS 2014 - $20

5ml Glass Amber Vials with reducer caps.

SOLD OUT!

You can order a screw top lids, or a glass wand caps HERE.

 

SEVEN WONDERS

Inspired by a particular show on TV that shall remain nameless because I don't want any trouble, I present you with a list of Seven Powers - a list of seven psychic properties that young witches must pass in a test if they are to become the Supreme of the coven. These perfumes are designed to embody the spirit of the power, not to actually give you the power. I'm not that good! I may be a Supreme, but unfortunately, I'm one that comes with sour cream! Now I've said enough! On we go to the powers...

 

CONCILIUM

Mind Control.

Black sandalwood, orris root, heliotrope, calamus root, honeysuckle and a drop of ylang-ylang

 

DIVINATION

To predict the future either with a tool such as cards, shells or crystals, or with the mind alone.

Vanilla musk, a drop of vetiver, orange, clove, licorice, violet, Moroccan myrrh, and night blooming white ginger blossom.

 

 

DESCENSUM

To travel between life and the afterlife.

Graveyard dirt, opoponax, Spanish moss, calla lily, opium poppy.

 

PYROKINESIS

To set fire to objects with the mind.

Chipotle ice cream, cinnamon sugar, red pepper infused vanilla simple syrup.

 

TELEKINESIS

The ability to move and levitate objects with the mind.

English lavender, white sage, pinon pine, white amber, Himalayan cedar, juniper berry, yew needles.

 

TRANSMUTATION

To transform from one location instantaneously.

Heliotrope, wisteria, vanilla incense, patchouli, pomegranate, African violet and a touch of wild leather.

 

VITALIUM VITALIS

To raise someone or yourself from the dead..

Coconut, Sudanese frankincense, Red sandalwood, magnolia, cinnamon, ambergris, lotus and deep, black myrrh.


2014 AND BLACK MOON 2014

 

2014 AND BLACK MOON 2014

2013 proved to be a challenging year for me. Despite the highlight of having Sebastian in April, I was presented with a host of post partum complications that landed me in the hospital multiple times for varying stays. The shortest being a couple of days and the longest, a month. Now that I'm medicated, I hope these episodes will reduce and that I get some of my vim and vigor back! (In case you were wondering, it's also why there was no Yule update. It's hard to compose perfume and not have access to my studio!)

So you'll forgive me if I'm a tad boisterous in wishing you a wonderful 2014! I'm excited for what this year will bring. I'm no fool - I'm not going to tempt fate and say that it couldn't get any worse than 2013 (because it can!) So I'd like to set the intention of 2014 to one of healing. And tonight's super new moon in Capricorn will set the tone for the internal magick that needs to take place if we're to heal ourselves, our relationships, our planet, our politics, our country (where ever you are), or our cosmos. It's a mighty undertaking that begins inside and from there, extends out reverberating infinite and eternal.

Happy 2014. Let's make this one count.


2014

The Darkling Thrush
BY THOMAS HARDY

I leant upon a coppice gate
      When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
      The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
      Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
      Had sought their household fires.

The land's sharp features seemed to be
      The Century's corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
      The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
      Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
      Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
      The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
      Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
      In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
      Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
      Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
      Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
      His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
      And I was unaware.

Hopeful notes of bergamot, orange peel, pink grapefruit and golden frankincense twinkle amidst layers of ginger, sugared sandalwood, succulent peach and white patchouli.

 


BLACK MOON

Today is the day of the super new moon, as it is at perigee and the closest to us that it will be all year! Under the influence of Capricorn, it's an ambitious time for new beginnings, building confidence, order, patience, prosperity, responsibility, stability, success and the willpower to bring about manifestation.

Dark lunar oils of black patchouli, benzoin and seared vanilla are expertly blended with oils under Capricorn's spell: opuim poppy, magnolia and yew. The fragrance is then empowered with Purifoy flower essences* of trillium, fairy lantern and pungent desert parsley.

*Flower essences are unscented elixirs that are vibrational remedies that possess etherial, soul deep balancing properties.

Trillium Trillium ovatum Singing Your Song, Divine Feminine, Rebirth, Purity, Innocence, Triple Goddess, Renewal, Cleansing, Forgiveness. 

Fairy Slipper Calypso bulbosa - uncommon ('No Pick' Essence) -  Magic, Divinity, Regal, Moving Into Other Realms, Grace, Fairy Realm, Playfulness.

Pungent Desert Parsley Lomatium grayi - Gratitude, Openness, Self Worth, Clears Abandonment.

Essence descriptions from PurifoyFlowerEssences.com

2014 and Black Moon will be available until February 1, 2014. Or longer. :)

.

October 4, 2013

THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN - HALLOWS 2013

At long last! Hallows 2013 is LIVE and ENORMOUS at Conjure Oils! It's the time of year that I most look forward to creating and because of that I sometimes often let my inherent perfectionism get the better of me! But like Alfred E. Newman, I don't worry because I think, and I hope you do as well, that it's worth the wait. Truly, you're getting my very best and strongest work in exchange for the few extra days it takes for me to polish the collection until it's sparkling!

This year, I've taken my inspiration from The Book of Hallowe'en, written by Ruth E. Kelley, published in 1919. It is a fascinating little tome that covers the history of the holiday dating back to the sun worshipping Druids leading up to the observation of the holiday as it was celebrated at the turn of the last century! I'm sure that you'll find this year's Hallows update to be poetic, quirky, whimsical and steeped in Victoriana - just as you've come to expect from Conjure!

SHIPPING

Because we're getting Hallows off with a bit of a late start this year, know that all Hallows orders placed will be shipped within FIVE business days, so you can enjoy your seasonal sniffies in a timely fashion! Last day for orders that will arrive on or by the 31st of October is 25th October, domestic and October 18th for International orders. Hopefully the USPS will deliver them without glitch once they leave here, but I can only guarantee my ship date, not the delivery date! :D

HALLOWS 2013 - RESURRECTED, ETSY & EBAY

In addition to the newest collection, we will be resurrecting:

the KWAIDAN collection from last year in in its entirety,

THE DANCE OF DEATH in its German fierceness.

Again, you can get a custom scent created in the CARNAL DELIGHTS collection, ,

along with the Hallows staples you've come to look forward to each year in THE GHOST OF HALLOWS PAST!

If there are particular scents you'd like to have that weren't made available this year, you may have some luck in our ETSY shoppe as we're going to be adding some Hallows bottles from updates of yore during the entire month of October! Also feel free to make requests; I may be able to dig some classics out for you. Just send a convo via ETSY or an email.

I have three bottles of Whore of Babylon ORIGINAL FORMULA up for auction on EBAY in the next week or so! The money received from the sales of these items will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Let sexy times stay sexy and there's nothing more sexy than being healthy! Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter, EVOCATIO, so you can get the heads up that the new items are live!

ODDMENT EMPORIUM & OTHER DELIGHTS!

If the success of the Summer offering was any indication, I think you'll find the Autumn update in the Oddment Emporium just as thrilling! Taking inspiration from the FaceBook page, The Grandiloquent Word of the Day, a page that illustrates outmoded, superfluous, and outdated words and gives them new life in a humorous, often, irreverent way. I recommend it highly! We will also be adding the next installation to the seasonal Parasol collection that was started in the summer with Fire Dragon Parasol! These scents will be available in 5ml perfumes, lotions, scrubs, body sprays and candles!

Unique to the Hallows update, we'll be adding the following items to the Emporium for the season: Pumpkin Body Butter (glorious glitter optional!) and Halloween candles poured in delightful tins festooned in many festive designs from pink glow in the dark punk rock girl skull and crossbones girls, to black and white stripes framing a grinning pumpkin! All available in seasonal scents and vibrant colors!

These will be available in the next week or so along with the Oddment Emporium update.

DANCING IN THE DARK

Also in the spirit of the Hallows season for a limited engagement Conjure will be offering 13 ritual oils for use in matters of the dark arts: good ol' fashioned cursing, spiritism, necromancy, coercion, domination, damnation and all things hellishly devious and devilishly hideous!! Use at your own peril! Curios only: We will not be held responsible for any dings on your Karmic credit report or any pacts signed with any demonic figures, in blood or otherwise.

Dancing in the Dark will go live along with the Oddment Emporium update very soon! Stay tuned! Remember to sign up to EVOCATIO so you'll know right away!

YULE CONTEST TIME!

Every year, Conjure Oils invites each citizen of Conjure County to contribute to our Yule collection. We ask that you send your ideas, (in the form of one email per person, please!) It could be everything from a feeling to a long drawn out concept. I will select the entries that I feel best fit together into a comprehensive whole. The people who's ideas I use will each get $50 in Conjure Credit to spend in 2014! That contest is a go as of right now, so hop to it, yo! Email your entry, when you're ready, to yulecontest at conjureoils.com. All submissions must be received by November 1, 2013. Winners will be notified right before the Yule line goes live, around Mid November. Good luck, everyone! Fine print: All entries are property of Conjure Oils and by entering the contest to agree to terms and conditions and waive any right to intellectual property or ownership once they're emailed in. We'll do what we want with them! Muahahah!

And now for the love of all things dark and unholy, I present for your consideration AT LONG LAST...

THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN 2013

A collection of thirteen darkly delightful scents inspired by The Book of Hallowe'en, written by Ruth E. Kelley, published in 1919.


THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN

 

THE AUTUMN WIND
The Autumn wind — oh hear it howl!
Without — October's tempests scowl,
As he troops away on the raving wind!
And leaveth dry leaves in his path behind!
Without — without,
Oh hear him shout.
He is making the old trees bare;
Oh cruel, he,
To the old oak tree,
And the garden hedge so fair!
Oh, a wild and tyrannous king is he,
When he playeth his frolic in every tree.
And maketh the forest bare!

Excerpt from Halloween; a romaunt, with lays, meditative and devotional by A. Cleveland Coxe, 1845

Dried oak leaf and acorn, honey cured leather, toasted tobacco leaf and sun warmed hay.

 

DEATH of the FLOWERS
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere.
Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the wither'd leaves lie dead;
They rustle to the eddying gust, and to the rabbit's tread.
The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrub the jay
And from the wood-top calls the crow, through all the gloomy day.

"The wind-flower and the violet, they perished long ago,
And the wild rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow:
But on the hill the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
And the yellow sun-flower by the brook in autumn beauty stood,
Till fell the frost from the cold clear heaven, as falls the plague on men,
And the brightness of their smile was gone from upland, glade, and glen.

Excerpt from Death of the Flowers by William C. Bryant, 1900

Frosted wild rose, the decay of exotic orchids moribund at the end of their season, goldenrod, mauve asters, woodland moss, African violet and twilit musk.

 

A GYPSY FLAME
A gypsy flame in on the hearth,
Sign of this carnival of mirth.
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade--
It is the witching Hallowe'en.

Pale tapers glimmer in the sky,
The dead and dying leaves go by;
Dimly across the faded green
Strange shadows, stranger shades, are seen,--
It is the mystic Hallowe'en.

Soft gusts of love and memory
Beat at the heart reproachfully;
The lights that burn for those who die
Were flickering low, let them flare high--
It is the haunting Hallowe'en.

--A.F. MURRAY, in Harper's Weekly, Oct. 30, 1909

Bewitching swirls of the bonfire smoke, spun sugar, warm caramelized popcorn and candy coated apples.

 

THE HAUNTED CHAMBER
.Each heart has its haunted chamber,
Where the silent moonlight falls!
On the floor are mysterious footsteps,
There are whispers along the walls!

And mine at times is haunted
By phantoms of the Past
As motionless as shadows
By the silent moonlight cast.

A form sits by the window,
That is not seen by day,
For as soon as the dawn approaches
It vanishes away.

It sits there in the moonlight
Itself as pale and still,
And points with its airy finger
Across the window-sill.

Without before the window,
There stands a gloomy pine,
Whose boughs wave upward and downward
As wave these thoughts of mine.

And underneath its branches
Is the grave of a little child,
Who died upon life's threshold,
And never wept nor smiled.

What are ye, O pallid phantoms!
That haunt my troubled brain?
That vanish when day approaches,
And at night return again?

What are ye, O pallid phantoms!
But the statues without breath,
That stand on the bridge overarching
The silent river of death?

The Haunted Chamber by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1893

Red musk, black opium tar, narcissus, pomegranate blossom, myrrh and patchouli leaves soaked in vanilla extract.

 

HELL BROTH
Actus Quartus. Scena Prima.

Thunder. Enter the three Witches:

1 Thrice the brinded Cat has mew'd.

2 Thrice,and once the Hedge-Pigge shin'd.

3 Harpier cries, 'tis time, 'tis time.

1 Round about the Caldron go:
In the poysond Entrailes throw
Toad, that under cold stone,
Dayes and Nights, ha's thirty one:
Sweltred Venom sleeping got,
Boyle thou first I'the' charmed pot.
All. Double, double, toile and trouble;
Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble.

2 Fillet of a Fenny snake,
In the Cauldron boyle and bake :
Eye of Newt, and Toe of Frogge,
Wooll of Bat, and Toungue of Dogge:
Adders Forke, and Blinde-wormes Sting,
Lizard legge, and Howlets wing :
For a Charme of powrefull trouble,
Like a Hell-broth, boyle and bubble.
All. Double, double, toyle and trouble,
Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble

3 Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolfe,
Witches Mummey, Maw,and Gulfe
Of the rauin'd salt Sea sharke:
Roote of Hemlocke, digg'd i'th' darke :
Liuer of Blaspheming Iew,
Gall of Goate, and Slippes of Yew,
Sliuer'd in the Moones Ecclipse :
Nose of turke,and Tartars lips :
Finger of Birth-strangled Babe,
Ditch-deliuer'd by a Drab,
Make the Grewell thick, and slab.
Adde thereto a Tigers Chawdron,
For th' Ingredience of our Cawdron.
All. Double, double, toyle and trouble,
Fire Burne,and Cauldron bubble.

2 Coole it with a Baboones blood,
Then the Charme is firme and good.

Excerpt from Macbeth by William Shakespeare, 1603-1607

Black coconut, almond blossom, toasted patchouli, nutmeg, beeswax and bubbling green sugar cane syrup.

 

JACK-O-LANTERN with TERRIBLE TEETH!
I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs 
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o'-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

Theme in Yellow by Carl Sandburg, 1916

Fresh pumpkin, corn husk, golden sandalwood and the musk of a crisp October night.

 

POMONA
I am the ancient apple-queen.
As once I was so am I now--
For evermore a hope unseen
Betwixt the blossom and the bough.

Ah, where's the river's hidden gold!
And where's the windy grave of Troy?
Yet come I as I came of old,
From out the heart of summer's joy.

Pomona by William Morris, 1891

Glorious winesap apples, amber sap, sun-scorched grass and a touch of clary sage.

 

THE SPELL
With my sharp heel I three times mark the ground,
And turn me thrice around, around, around.
Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame,
And to each nut I gave a sweet-heart's name.
This with the loudest bounce me sore amaz'd,
That in a flame of brightest colour blaz'd.
As blaz'd the nut, so may thy passion grow,
For 'twas thy nut that did so brightly glow.
"With my sharp heel I three times mark the ground,
And turn me thrice around, around, around.

Excerpt from The Spell by John Gay, 1714

A steamed pumpkin-hazelnut latte drizzled with a vanilla caramel swirl.

 

THE HOLLOW MEN
We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us -- if at all -- not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.

Dried straw, lavender, and wormwood stuffed scarecrow with weathered leather and rusted metal stained with forgotten blood.

 

THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM
Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind's singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.

Let me be no nearer
In death's dream kingdom
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
No nearer --

Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom

Sandalwood incense, crow black cedarwood smoke, black poppy seed, pomegranate husk, tonka bean and silver mugwort.

 

FROM PRAYERS TO BROKEN STONE
This is the dead land
This is cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man's hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.

Is it like this
In death's other kingdom
Waking alone
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.

Aloe vera, Saguaro cactus blossom, chaparral, creosote, cumin, cacao, chili pepper and gravel root.

 

MULTIFOLIATE ROSE of DEATH
The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms

In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech
Gathered on this beach of the tumid river

Sightless, unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death's twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men.

Black, white and crimson roses, stargazer lily, lily of the valley, labdanum, kush, black cherry juice, red patchouli, cardamom and amber cream.

 

THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS
Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o'clock in the morning.

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

The Hollow Men by T.S. Elliot, 1925

Pumpkin stout with notes of prickly pear juice, D'anjou pear, black plum and lavender.

 

HALLOWS RESURRECTED 2013

Kwaidan is a collection of stories written in 1904 by Lafcadio Hearn shortly before his demise. To say he was a Japanophile is a bit of an understatement, as he has written volume after volume on the mythology and spirituality of Japanese culture at the turn of the century.

Like the 1965 eponymous film based on the work of Hearn, we've selected four stories to give you a glimpse into the demons and ghosts that haunt the land of the rising sun and to send a chill down your spine in the process! Some of the stories can be on the long side. Grab a cup of tea (or sake!) and settle in for a thrill. I guarantee it will be worth your time!

The text for the stories is taken from Sacred Texts. com (the best site ever for public domain spiritual works) and the illustrations are by Yasumasa Fujita from a hand made copy of Kwaidan crafted in 1932.

Click on the titles of the stories to read the chilling tales!


KWAIDAN RESURRECTED 2013

Selections from KWAIDAN RESURRECTED 2013 is available in one size, twelve fragrances.


THE AUGUST ASSEMBLY
Everywhere above the tombs, the fires of the dead were burning, like candles.

Fierce and ghostly: Conjure Oils' own crimson dragon's blood accord, clove, ginger and cassia are softened with Japanese red musk, red mandarin and luminous white tea.

THE BATTLE AT DAN-NO-URA
Hoichi lifted up his voice, and chanted the chant of the fight on the bitter sea,--wonderfully making his biwa to sound like the straining of oars and the rushing of ships, the whirr and the hissing of arrows, the shouting and trampling of men, the crashing of steel upon helmets, the plunging of slain in the flood.

Black and starless skies coupled with turbulent and bloodied waters: Bruised musk, dried black currant, antiqued patchouli, murky gray amber, maritime juniper, bois de rose and the tormented memories of blood soaked metal, fathomless grief and boundless loss.

MIMI-NASHI-HOICHI
From the time of his adventure, he was known only by the appellation of Mimi-nashi-Hoichi: "Hoichi-the-Earless." A blind man famed for his skill in recitation and in playing upon the biwa. It is said that when he sang even the goblins [kijin] could not refrain from tears.

The fading scent of a summer night thick with the tricks of demonic forces: Hoichi sits in silent meditation surrounded by the fragrance of an ancient moribund garden at the season's end. A spectral osmanthus blossom is carried crisply on the night air accompanied by the crumbling of Japanese maple leaves crunching under the ghostly samurai's foot as he draws near. The polished teak wood biwa rests silently next to Hoichi, reflecting the glow of the last firefly as the black inky musk of inscribed prayers is lifted heavenward propelled by fear and the body heat generated by Hoichi's trembling heart. The cold metallic tang of blood congealing on Hoicihi's head completes this ghostly portrait.

ONI BI
The Demon Fires

Tunisian amber, red musk, black myrrh, African violet, tonka bean and bergamot reinforced by a supple leather accord

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JIKININKI
I have been obliged to feed upon the corpses of the people who die in this district: every one of them I must devour in the way that you saw last night.

Dried blood musk, the chilled air of October, bleached bone and offerings of incense, chrysanthemums and toasted rice.

THE RUINOUS ANJITSU
On the top of a hill lighted by the last rays of the sun, one of those little hermitages, called anjitsu, which are built for solitary priests.

Hinoki, black myrrh, vanilla husk, orris root, bergamot, yuzu and night blooming jasmine tea.

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AN ITINERANT SOBA-SELLER
Was it anything like THIS that she showed you?" cried the soba-man, stroking his own face--which therewith became like unto an Egg.

Bone musk, pine sap. oakmoss, faded sandalwood, cade and scorched willow.

MUJINA
Then that O-jochu turned around, and dropped her sleeve, and stroked her face with her hand;--and the man saw that she had no eyes or nose or mouth!

Pearl musk, black lotus, blonde patchouli, aged tobacco blanc, golden honey and quince.

WEEPING AT THE MOAT
A woman crouching by the moat, all alone, and weeping bitterly.

Still water, water lily, gingergrass, clove, hiba wood, dragon's blood and blackberry blossom.

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MOSAKU & MINOKICHI
In a village of Musashi Province, there lived two woodcutters: Mosaku and Minokichi.

Mahogany, Mirabelle plum, red amber, golden sandalwood, smoked patchouli and sugared pomegranate.

O-YUKI
Even as she screamed, her voice became thin, like a crying of wind;--then she melted into a bright white mist that spired to the roof-beams, and shuddered away through the smoke-hold... Never again was she seen.

White tea, crystalline amber, spun sugar, oleander, white opium and stargazer lily.

YUKI-ONNA
The white woman bent down over him, lower and lower, until her face almost touched him; and he saw that she was very beautiful,--though her eyes made him afraid.

Wind whipped sugared vanilla snow, black orchid, ginger tea and ume blossom.


Resurrected for 2013

It seems that the end of October and early November is the time of year where many cultures have holy days honoring death. From Los Dias de los Muertos to Samhain tide this has been the season to honor, revere and even celebrate the role death has in our lives. Using three works of art as inspiration, we are offering a trilogy of fragrances to pay tribute to the ancestors, to show respect for the power of the spirit of Iku (Yoruban personification of Death) and to the metaphysical associations that are part and parcel to the concept: transitions, inevitable change and destruction that clears the way to creation. Maferefun Oya, Kali, Hecate, Set, Baron Samedi and the Ghede, Egun, Yewa and all other spirits who work and exist in such a nebulous and liminal space fraught with a spectrum of human emotion: from the depths of suffering and grief stemming from senseless and tragic loss to the heights of grace and light embedded in those moments where death is a release from pain and an ascension into the Great Mystery.

The fragrances have been formulated to be worn layered together, but they are perfectly suitable to be worn individually

The Dance of Death series will be available until the Sun exits the sign of Scorpio in November.


THE DANCE OF DEATH SERIES

Selections from DANCE OF DEATH SERIES are available in one size, three fragrances or a set of all three items. 


RITTER, TOD und TEUFEL
Albrecht Dürer
copper engraving, 1513

RIDER, DEATH and DEVIL: A knight, protected by the armor of his faith, is surrounded by the grotesque images of the Devil and Death. Note the Memento Mori symbolism of the hourglass reminding the soldier that his time on earth is finite and the skull in the bottom left corner confirming the inevitable to us all.

Tunisian black myrrh, holy sandalwood, Persian musk, charred wood, frankincense absolute, desecrated incense, cassia, pink grapefruit, and aged patchouli.

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DER TOD als ERWÜRGER - ERSTER AUFTRITT der CHOLERA auf einem MASKENBALL in PARIS 1831
Alfred Rethel
wood-carving, 1851

Death the Strangler - First Outbreak of Cholera at a Parisian Masquerade Ball in 1831: Death pays a visit to a party and the results are devastating. Playing mock fiddle with bones and surrounded by corpses, Death stands centrally while the doomed musicians attempt an escape in the top left. Seated on the stairs is the personification of Cholera dressed in Egyptian finery.

Tonka bean absolute, black patchouli, white sandalwood, ginger CO2 extract, bone musk, orange blossom, vanilla resin absolute, Sudanese amber, blood orange, opoponax and tulsi.

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DER TOD als FREUND
Alfred Rethel
wood-carving, 1851

Death the Friend: Death rings the church bells for the ringer who sits in an apparent deathly repose in the top right. The sun rise out the window reminding the viewer that the cycle of life will continue and transformation is assured.

Antique patchouli, tonka absolute, vanilla resin, ruh khus, tendrils of Spanish moss, neglected leather, graveyard loam and Parma violet.

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CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION

Autumn is a season most voluptuous and sensual. Colors in their crimson, orange and ochre vibrancy flash their iridescent fire from quaking leaves. The sky, in its dazzling display of darkness, threatens the diminishing light with clouds suspended heavily in the air, saturated with the thick storms of a thousand nights. Respite is found in the infinity azure expanse that arches effortless with the angles of sunlight, golden, slanting to earth creating a crisp, clean and shimmering aura to the world around us. A chill embraces the frosted air and our breath is etched in silver tendrils reaching heavenward. Seeking warmth and connection, we wrap our arms around ourselves and our loved ones and descend within; our thoughts deepen while our vision expands.

Conjure's Carnal Delights Collection is a celebration of the senses that the autumnal season ignites like no other. I've hand picked the fragrances that speak to me of deepest Autumn, of introspection, of sensuality and of delight. All fragrances are accords crafted in house unique to Conjure Oils!

In celebration of this season most wonderful, we're offering custom fragrances for a limited time. Depending on the success of the line, I may later offer candles, soaps, whips, sprays and lotions in the Carnal Delights Collection! It's up to you!

CARNAL DELIGHTS - CUSTOM FRAGRANCES - BACK FOR 2013!

Select up to five of the accords listed below to create your own signature scent! In order to prevent a back log, I can only accept orders for twenty five (or so) customs, so once the limit is reached, I'll mark the option as sold out.



CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION 

Selections from CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION are available in one size, five styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Single Note $20
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Two Notes $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Three Notes $30
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Four Notes $35
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Five Notes $40

 

CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION ACCORDS

THE ANCIENT ORCHARD
Apple Cider
Candy Apple
Caramel Apple
Cinnamon Donut
Fresh Hay
Fuji Apple
Green Apple 

CAFE de CHARNEL

Chai Tea
Cinnamon
Clove
Coffee
Cream
Cream Soda
Ginger
Hazelnut
Nutmeg
Sugar Cane
Treacle
Vanilla Bean

EARTHEN JEWELS

Black Lotus
Blood
Bonfire
Falling Leaves
Graveyard Dirt
Oakmoss
Petrichor
Rain
Spanish Moss
Tobacco

THE FARMERS MARKET

Blackberry
Butter
Chili Pepper
Chrysanthemum
Dahlia
D'anjou Pear
Fig
Fresh Pumpkin
Golden Honey
Lavender
Pomegranate
Pumpkin Bread
Red Rose
Sunflower
Sweet Orange
Whole Wheat Bread
Zucchini Bread

PARFUMERIE

Black Musk
Black Patchouli
Crystal Amber
Dark Amber
Dragon's Blood
Red Musk
Tonka Bean
Vanilla Musk
White Musk

THE SWEET SHOPPE

Candy Corn
Caramel
Caramel Popcorn
Cream Cheese Frosting
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Pumpkin Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Spun Sugar

All your favorite Conjure Oils scents from seasons past you've come to expect at Hallows!


THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWS PAST - RESURRECTED 2013

Selections from THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWS PAST - RESURRECTED 2013 are available in one size, multiple styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

 

ABANDONED MORGUE 2013
Are you here on a dare and wishing you weren't, or is this your new nightly haunt? Either way, this old abandoned morgue has many stories to tell. Tonight we'll listen intently with the lights out!

Ghost of a bonfire, tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, Zanzibar clove, black amber and dark Indonesian patchouli.

 

CALAVERA DE AZUCAR 2013
Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos swirling in sumptuous scent!

Muscovado sugar, royal icing and meringue powder with a slight hint of metaphysical white musk.

 

HANSEL UND GRETEL 2013
Nibble nibble like a mouse, who's been nibbling at my house?

A gingerbread house decorated with spice drops and butter cream frosting. The faint smell of a witch's brew filling the enchanted woods and roaring cook stove perfect for roasting a greedy little boy or girl.

 

MAUSOLEUM 2013
The dusty stillness of the afterlife.

Emerald moss, black orchids, cold stones and holy water.

 

MIDNIGHT DREARY 2013
Maybe it's the long winter looming around the corner? Perhaps it's the lengthening of the evening hours that signal the death of summer? Perchance it's simply sorrow for the lost Lenore? I couldn't tell you. But Poe's passion for the macabre (and maybe the love of laudanum) have led you down a dark path this evening. Will the sun ever rise again? In this midnight dreary mood, the answer is unlikely.

Pale ghost lilac and melancholy moonflowers decorate an elaborately antique mahogany table. Fig and clove, wafts of opium smoke hang heavy in the parlor as an open window carries a draft of night air and autumn leaves.

 

MURDER OF CROWS 2013
Every fall they gather in murderous shrieking clusters blacking out the branches in the oak and apple trees across the street. They caw and cackle in a long-overdue maniacal avian family reunion from Hell.

The softest touch of black leather feathers, oak splinters, acorn, crumbled leaves and baked apples drizzled in brandy all illuminated by creamy vanilla moonlight

 

PUNKIN' HEAD 2013
No tricks here! Just sweet treats!

Juicy, spicy pumpkin blended in with adorable creamy bits of cheesecake slathered in caramel sauce.

 

SUCCUBUS 2013
A demon who takes the form of a gorgeous human female specifically to seduce men. Like the incubus, the succubus may have been a scapegoat for infidelity or stray lust. Either way, the succubus has captured the imagination of men for ages, rousing all flavors of fear and fantasy.

African violet, sugar soaked vanilla, benzoin, coconut milk, triple cream, Egyptian sandalwood musk and red currant.

 

WITCHING HOUR 2013
A midnight walk through the pumpkin patch on All Soul's Eve.

Spiced pumpkin, falling leaves, a black velvet cloak to pull close for warmth and a frankincense candle offering for the spirits residing in the nearby cemetery.

 

WHEW! Happy Hallows, ConjurePunks! I'll get your goodies out to you ASAP! <3 Contact me with any questions! <3 Vajra

September 23, 2013

SONG OF SONGS & UNENDING LOVE

Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary to Vajra & Sterling who were wed on the Autumnal Equinox, Septermber 22nd, 2009.

Two fragrances to celebrate four years together!



SONG OF SONGS

I am my lover's and he desires me
Come, my darling
Let us go out into the fields
And spend the night in the villages
Let us wake early and go to the vineyards
And see if the vine is in blossom
If the new grape bud is open
And the pomegranates in bloom.

There I will give you my love
The mandrakes will spray aroma
And over our door will be precious fruit
New and old
Which I have saved for you, my darling.

The Song of Solomon 7:10-13

Sun-baked desert spices of clove, saffron and mandrake are cooled in the midnight sun and set swirling through the vineyard, mingling with the intoxicating aromas of muscadine blossom and crimson grenadine branches heavy with flower..

 


UNENDING LOVE

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times.
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

Chthonic and eternal aged black Egyptian patchouli is infused with antiqued vanilla resin, amber paste and opoponax, A passionate heart of crimson carnation, red mandarin and exotic Moroccan myrrh pulses a sensual rhythm while shimmering and ephemeral top notes of black narcissus, bergamot zest, stargazer lily and romantic pink jasmine revel in their dance ecstatic.

SONG OF SONGS & UNENDING LOVE
Hand-blended to order and decanted in a 5ml amber glass apothecary bottles.

$20 each.

Available until September 30, 2013 or until supply has been exhausted.

 

July 13, 2013


CONJURE OILS 6TH ANNIVERSARY!

Happy anniversary, Conjure! You're six now. Six whole years.

SIX YEARS?!? Wow.

That means if Conjure were a child, it would be a very fragrant first grader!

In all seriousness though, these past six years have been so many things: amazing, scary, wonderful, terrifying, encouraging, educational, silly, serious, seriously freaky and mostly fun!

Six years ago, I was just a little Iyawo fresh off the mat with nothing more than a book of formulas, ideas and dreams, a crate of oils, a heart filled with passion and a directive from Oshun to make perfumes for the people. Six years later, I have over a thousand formulas, enough components to fill a small aircraft hangar, and more heart and passion that you can shake a stick at. I also have love. Which when it comes down to it, that's the best part: my sweet three year old daughter Miss Lucy, my little ginger baby Sebastian, my accomplice Sterling and each and every one of you. Some of you have been with me from the very beginning (*waves at Valna, my first customer*) some of you are new to the Conjureverse, but you are all precious to me. And it's more than because you spend money here. It's WAY more than that. It's the friendships that have been forged, the connections made. Things have never been golden for this business. I've had to bust my ass to get where I am but there is no way in hell I could have done this without you, your input, feedback, support, perfectly timed kindnesses and love. There's that word again. LOVE. It is why I breathe. Everything I do is in love; the way of the Love Warrior. Our tribe. It's why I call this little perfume house that could CONJURE. A living verb that manifests the desires heart and mind into delights tangible, a world of our own making. Let's keep making our magick, our dreams. our tribe. Let's keep CONJURE alive. Together.

Thank you.


TRIPLE SIX - CONJURE OILS 6TH ANNIVERSARY

A daring, devilish delicious elixir, simply sinful and searingly sexy!

Six layers of Devil's food cake debauchery spiced with Ceylon cinnamon and Indonesian clove bud accompanied by an oozing scoop of Mexican vanilla bean ice cream slathered with caramel sauce smoked with lapsang souchong. Served doused with rum and set ablaze!

 

Thanks to the inimitable Paula Schricker for the devil cake drawing! See more of her amazing art at her site, Lycanthrotech.

TRIPLE SIX - CONJURE OILS 6TH ANNIVERSARY is available in one size, one style. LIVE until August 1st, or sold out.

Sadly, we will no longer be offering 5ml roll on bottles as they were discontinued by the manufacturer.


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20
SOLD OUT!

June 23, 2013


PERIGEE SIX TWENTYTHREE THIRTEEN - SUPER MOON '13

On June 23, we were treated to the magick of a super moon! As she travels in her elliptical journey around the earth, there is a point in the moon's orbit where she is closest to the earth, or perigee. To those of us admiring the moon from earth during this time, she appears 14% larger and 30% brighter, the tides are at their highest and with the human body being approximately 60% water, one can only imagine the influence the lunar tides have over us all!

Thirteen essences sacred to the moon were used to craft this fragrance. It can be described as a mysterious lunar philtre that is as invigorating as the night air and enchanting as a moonlit dance. PERIGEE can be used to alter consciousness in sacred circles, as an anointing oil for intense spell work or used as a fragrance when you need an extra spark of enchantment!

In a sacred space, the components were lovingly combined in a crystal vessel, corked then left outside to be exposed to the energies of deep night and moon at her fullest. In the morning, I decanted PERIGEE into 23 5ml brown glass apothecary bottles and then tucked away in a dark cupboard keeping them from the sun's rays.

PERIGEE will be shipped to you protected in a black bag that has a beautiful lunar amulet hand stitched to it. PERIGEE really is a work of art made with skill and love and destined to be a staple in your or a loved one's magickal cupboard,

White sandalwood, myrrh resin, saffron, narcotic nutmeg, white gardenia, moonflower, blackberry, orris root, bergamot, star jasmine, Madonna lily, white rose and vanilla husk.

PERIGEE SIX TWENTYTHREE THIRTEEN is available in one size, two styles, sent in a black bag with a lovely lunar amulet hand stitched to it.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $23
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $24

SOLD OUT!

 

April 22, 2013


EARTH DAY 2013 - GOTHS IN TREES

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND ! With a title inspired by a blog I once saw, Goths in Trees was our first ever Earth Day limited edition from 2012! Using all natural, organic/wild crafted oils, we've resurrected the finest just for you. We'll also be donating $3 from each sale to SAVE THE ORANGUTAN, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the habitat and well being of these wonderful and precious creatures.

Deep and earthy amyris and balsam peru, gritty patchouli, ho wood and oakmoss brightened with olibanum, sweet orange and a subtle drop of ylang ylang sunshine!

GOTHS IN TREES is available in one size, two styles: SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $26

Resurrected for these long, lovely days of Spring....

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS - RESURRECTED

Scents inspired by the fevered passions of composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinski

 

Le Sacre du Printemps, or the Rite of Spring, is a legendary ballet rife with sexuality, virility, primal, ancient magics and pagan revelry. Penned in 1913, it is one of the best examples of musical innovation that heralded the Modern period of music. It has inspired many - from Fantasia to Frank Zappa - and continues to ignite the hearts and minds of artists to this day.

We at Conjure can think of no better devotion to Spring than to create a fragrance collection based on this wonderful and exhilarating work of fine art. This is a conceptual line, offering Conjure's interpretation of the music, the myth and the meaning that resounds within the imagination.

Enjoy the rebirth and the rapture.

Fragrances in the LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS - RESURRECTED collection are available in one size, two styles:


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20

Danses des Adolescentes

The Dance of the Young Girls; a study in innocence.

Creamy orchid, soft skin musk, a blush of pink jasmine, white tea, candy floss and the finest gowns of raw silk and linen.

Jeu du Rapt

Ritual of Abduction; thief of hearts. Evocative of the myth of Persephone and the betrayal and agony she felt as she was spirited away to the underworld.

Crimson pomegranate, Moroccan fig, smoked vanilla sugar, soft moss, amber resin, aged black tea and opium poppy resin.

Rondes Printanières

Spring Rounds. Warm, sweet and renewing as the first day of Spring. This is the scent of hope.

Vanilla cream, pink hyacinth, ruby grapefruit, scarlet hibiscus, cake flour, caramelized coconut and raspberry infused patchouli.

Jeux des Cités Rivales

The Games of the Two Rival Tribes.

Spirited and spiced candied violets, bitter cloves, cassis and red sandalwood spar with black currant, ylang ylang, vanilla orchid, gunpowder and dried wild grasses.

Cortège du Sage

Procession of the Oldest and Wisest One. We revere the wisdom of the ages and respect our elders.

We honor the Old Ones: clary and desert sages, chaparral, creosote, ancient wood, faded leather and cactus flower sweetened with desiccated fireweed honey.

Adoration de la Terre

The Kiss of the Earth. Earthbound and beautiful; the blue dot in a sea of black that we call home.

Warm and golden as a summer's sunset: peach blossom honey, chthonic amber resin, toasted basmati rice, cured tobacco, sweet tea and blonde patchouli.

Danse de la Terre

Dancing Out of the Underworld. Persephone is free and the world is reborn in joyous celebration.

Escape the darkness with rejuvenating black Assam tea, dark coconut husk, aged vanilla resin, sacred sandalwood temple incense, earthen musk and shaved red mandarin zest.

Cercles Mystérieux des Adolescentes

Circle of the Mystical Maidens.

The Celtic festivals of Samhain and Beltaine are historically the two times during the year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead are at their thinnest. May 1st invites more than ancestral spirits - it carries the spirits of earth Elementals - faeries, gnomes, sprites and other creatures of myth as spring rains and gentle blossoms are carried on the perfumed breeze.

The Spring Maidens dance this eternal dance and weave into their rhythm the magic of the season working the rites that further weaken the veil making the world of seen and unseen indistinguishable.

"We gather in a strict formation, hold hands in a circle
and at twilight we all we all walk around the stones.
Spirits dance and bodies roll, hallucinations curtsey
as the river priestess consecrates the bones."

~ Casting the Runes, Legendary Pink Dots

Exotic tuberose, pink peony, lychee fruit, orange blossom, vanilla bean, tonka, strawberry blossom, bergamot and sugar cane.

Glorification de l'Élue

Naming and Glorifying the Chosen One who is the Golden Child, the May Queen, the Sacred Divine within; the Holy Fire of Spirit that links us with All-That-Is.

Glory be: golden saffron, antique patchouli, white honey, orris root, toasted almond, khus and splendid olibanum.

Evocation des Ancêtres

Evoking the Spirits of the Ancestors. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors through love, adoration and veneration our predecessors are lifted, elevated, given light and eternal life.

Revere and honor: dried pomegranate rind crushed and perfumed with linden blossom, red spikenard, aloes wood, Egyptian sandalwood, sweet myrrh and Kyphi incense.

Action Rituelle des Ancêtres

Ritual of the Ancestors. Our ancestral rituals are remembered on a cellular level. Deep DNA memories are celebrated during the heart of the darkest night lasting until the break of iridescent dawn.

Honor those that have passed on with white sandalwood, red willow, amyris, palo santo, patchouli blossom, Himalayan cedar, ylang ylang, opoponax and ginseng.

Danse Sacrale

Sacrificial Dance of the Chosen One.

Sacred and uplifting: crystal amber, blue lavender, cyclamen, white sage, honeydew, vanilla musk, candied violets and a gentle heart of white rose tea.

Le Sacre du Printemps will be available until June 21st

January 29, 2013


PACZKI DAY 2014!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND ! Celebrate Fat Tuesday Conjure style with our NINE Polish pastry inspired perfume oils! Growing up in Southeastern Michigan like I did, it wasn't hard to find a box of these delectable sweet treats! For those who don't know what a paczki is, (pronounced "poonchky") it's like a large huge doughnut stuffed to the brim with various intoxicatingly sweet fillings ranging from traditional plum and rose hip jam to more modern conventions like Bavarian custard, apple or raspberry. Though it's no typical doughnut - the paczki is sweeter and spongier. They can be topped with powdered or granulated sugar, or with icing. Truly, the mortal doughnut pales in comparison!

Paczki are a convenient way to get all of the sugar, fat and temptation out of the house before the sparse season of Lent rears it head. Fortunately, we've conjured a great way to get the paczki experience throughout whilst avoiding the calories as well! It's like magic! Indulge!

CONJURE PACZKI SELECTIONS

Packzi Day!PLUM JAM PACZKI
Sweet dough is filled with black plum jam and dusted with refined powdered sugar.

Packzi Day!BAVARIAN CUSTARD PACZKI
Fried pastry dough filled with thick vanilla Bavarian custard and coated with granulated vanilla sugar.

Packzi Day!ROSE HIP JAM PACZKI
Fresh paczki are served warm, overflowing with rose hip jam and drizzled with sweet honey sugar glaze.

Packzi Day!BLUEBERRY & GARDENIA PACZKI
Wonderfully sweet and deep fried dough dusted with powdered sugar, spice and filled with plump, succulent blueberry and gardenia flower compote.

Packzi Day!COCONUT CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CHAI PACZKI
A twist on a traditional favorite! A filling of toasted coconut flakes coated in chai spiced infused salted caramel stuffed to bursting in a flaky golden shell topped with a drizzle of milk chocolate ganache.

Packzi Day!CARAMELIZED APPLE & CHAMOMILE PACZKI
Fresh Granny Smith apples reduced with baker's sugar, cinnamon and gooey caramel packed in a delectable paczki pastry coated with a chamomile tea glaze. .

Packzi Day!LEMON CURD & ARABIAN JASMINE PACZKI
Creamy sweet lemon filling, fragranced with Arabian jasmine petals encased by a powdered sugar topped doughy delight.

Packzi Day!RASPBERRY & SWEET PEA PACZKI
Lovely red raspberries stewed with vanilla, sweet pea blossoms and pink rock candy sugar sweetly oozing out of a honey glazed paczki pocket.

Packzi Day!STRAWBERRY & HIBISCUS PACZKI
Plump and crimson strawberries, allspice, clove, sweet orange zest and gorgeous hibiscus flowers packed into its sweet and sticky balsamic glaze coated shell.

Paczki will available until March 21st, or until we sell out! And I must say this: while these do indeed smell good enough to eat, they are not in any way, shape or form intended for consumption, human or animal. External use only!

Fat Tuesday fragrances are available in one size, nine styles: SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Glass Roll-On -$20

Please indicate your desired size and fragrance from the drop down menus below then click the Add To Cart button to complete the selection.

Fat Tuesday in Conjure County will be LIVE until March 21, or until supplies are exhausted.

January 22, 2013

SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF LOVE, MARDI GRAS with the CONJURE KREWE! and CONJURING GRIS GRIS!
Conjure Oils' 2013 Lupertine and Mardi Gras Collections!

SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF LOVE - LUPERTINE 2013

Sometimes we lack the words to express the depth or essence of what is thought or felt so very deep within our souls. We string together strands of nouns, adjectives and verbs hoping for just the right sequence to express the secrets buried in our hearts. We imagine songs and poetry or visual art in an attempt at a melodic, abstract or symbolic explanation.

Language is the art of the tongue acting in concert with the heart and mind. Some languages are clumsy in their presentation of complex theories and emotions while others are more graceful, playful or efficient. In crafting this series, I wondered what it would look like if all the human expressions of love were assembled in one place; a proverbial Book of Love in a fashion. As I searched for words that conveyed ideas of love, longing and loss in a unique way, I stumbled upon a couple blog articles investigating the same subject and was inspired by what I had found. All of the words in this collection are non English in their origin and while English is my native language, I find that it often lacks the elegance and grace found in many other tongues.

In the end, what I take away from this collection is the commonality of love, loss and desire. We all ache, yearn, have our hearts broken and share the bliss of love - all evident in the myriad ways we have to say, sing or recreate our inner worlds.

We hope you enjoy the Lupertine 2013 collection.

PLEASE NOTE: Please order by February 4th for delivery by Valentine's Day. Also, last years Lupertines - Mlle Victoria's Lupertine Burlesque Cabaret are still available HERE! No other scents will be resurrected at this time. If there is a Lupertine from the past you're interested in, please contact Vajra.

LUPERTINE 2013 and MARDI GRAS 2013 perfumes will be available until March 15th, or until supplies are exhausted. Gris Gris Bags will be available until February 28.

Selections from SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF LOVE are available in one size, two styles. SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20


CAFUNÉ
Brazilian Portuguese

The act of running ones fingers gently and lovingly through a beloved's hair.

Black tea, toasted sweet tobacco, Sudanese frankincense, cocoa absolute, black pepper and vanilla infused coconut husk.


FORELSKET
Norwegian

The pure euphoric bliss experienced during the first moments of falling in love.

Davana, blood orange, spun sugar, vanilla musk, hibiscus and Indian patchouli.


ILUNGA
Bantu

An individual who is willing to forgive a lover's transgression the first time that it is committed, show tolerance toward a second event and refuse to abide any abuse a third time.

English lavender, juniper berry, allspice, Himalayan cedar, aged pine resin, palo santo and black copal.


KOI NO YOKAN
Japanese

The instantaneous intuitive knowledge that you and the person you just met will fall in love with one another.

King mandarin, rose geranium, bois de rose, beeswax absolute, crimson orchid, magnolia, pink lotus and golden honey.


LA DOULEUR EXQUISE
French

The exquisite agony that accompanies the desire for someone who is unobtainable.

Coriander, clove absolute, Meyer lemon, oleander, white musk and amber milk.


MAMIHLAPINATAPEI
Yagan, Tierra del Fuego

A silent, aching look shared by a couple who long for one another that is shadowed by a mutual, bashful reluctance.

Sweet pea, cardamom, fresh fig, Baltic amber, ginger and stargazer lily.


RETROUVAILLES
French

The joyous reunion after a long separation.

Ruby red grapefruit, cassia, black pepper, pomegranate, black tea and red sandalwood.


SAUDADE
Portuguese

An unrelenting longing for someone who was loved and lost. Also, a nebulous and nagging desire for people, places or things that never have, cannot and never will exist.

Passion fruit, candied Parma violet, vanilla blossom, balm of Gilead infusion, guaiac wood, love-lies-bleeding and French opium.


YA'ABURNEE
Arabic

Literally: "You bury me." The hope that one would die before their loved one, as a life spent apart would be unbearable.

Black musk, aged patchouli, Spanish moss, desert hyacinth, leather, oakmoss and clove soaked myrrh.


YUANFEN
Chinese

A complex concept rooted in Buddhist theological determinism. A synchronistic, predetermined karmic force that links or binds two people together in a relationship that is fated or destined to be. This relationship can be shared between lovers, friends and family as well and is, according to the ancients, indicative of connections forged in past lives.

Dragon's blood, temple sandalwood, white amber, black locust blossom, white ginger and quince.

The CONJURE KREWE celebrates MARDI GRAS!

Join the Conjure Plague Circus as the good Doktor leads our rag tag krewe down paths devious and debaucherous!

Order all six of the Conjure Krewe and receive a free Gris Gris bag conjured by Mama Vajra herself! The bag comes along with a pip of a specially formulated anointing oil and instructions for use! The current Gris Gris we are offering can be found HERE. If you're ordering a complete set, please let me know your free Gris Gris selection either in the Message to Merchant section on the PayPal check out page, or send a separate email to vajra at conjureoils dot com.

You can also purchase the Gris Gris bags individually. They are $40 each and are available HERE.

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Selections from The CONJURE KREWE celebrates MARDI GRAS! are available in one size, two styles. SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Set of all SIX -
$120
(If ordering the set of six, please remember to send a separate email with your Gris Gris selection, or list it in the Notes to Merchant box at checkout!
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DOKTOR PLAGUE

Ringmaster and mysteriously dark leader of this motley Conjure krewe!

Smoked black tea, cardamom, aged myrrh, robust sandalwood, sweet sage and silver lavender.

 


COLUMBINE

Clever Columbine is an artful and confident juggler, carelessly tossing glass spheres, sharp toys, grenades and the hearts of the men who adore her to the delight and dismay of her audience.

Cherry blossom, guava fruit, blood orange, golden patchouli and sugared amber.

 


HARLEQUIN

Harlequin serves up his comedy nimbly with the aid of his robotic limbs, ever trying to catch the heart of Columbine with his acrobatics and foolish antics.

Crystalline amber, black coconut, sugared tobacco, vanilla musk, osmanthus and salted caramel.


PIERROT

Wrapped in a straight jacket and donning a gas mask, Pierrot is the picture of the sadness and madness born of unrequited love; he pines for Columbine whom he always loses to the agile Harlequin.

Blue iris, antiqued frankincense, red sandalwood, aged vanilla resin, bergamot and white carnations.

 


MLLE. JUDIE

Half human, half skeletal, Mlle. Judie tries her best to keep her brute of a husband, Punch, in line. She insists that one day she will get it through his thick skull that when baby sitting, one doesn't actually sit on the baby.

Red amber, black currant, kush, orange blossom honey and lush gardenia.

 


PUNCH

Despite his ability to fight the devil and win, Punch will always be just the the hen pecked husband and eternal tormentor of his formidable wife Mlle. Judie. He's all bark, and some bite, too!

Black musk, champaca blossom, red myrrh, cassia, burned sugar, narcissus, pomegranate and black patchouli.

CONJURING GRIS GRIS

Gris Gris Bags are available at Conjure Oils for a short time only!

Made by hand using a combination of organic and/or wildcrafted herbs, roots, semi precious stones, minerals, metals, shells and other mystical curios, these Gris Gris bags come in beautiful color appropriate pouches with a small charm affixed by hand to the exterior. Each Gris Gris comes with complete instructions on their preparation with suggestions on how to enliven them using various candle colors, moon phases, days of the week and instructions on how personalize them with anointing oils and personal concerns.

Before they're sent out to you, each Bag is prayed over and passed through sacred smoke that is burned as a daily devotional on my Boveda, or spirit altar.

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CONJURING GRIS GRIS BAGS are available in nine variations, one size. All Bags come with instructions.

One Gris Gris Bag - $40 SOLD OUT!
Three Gris Gris Bags - $100 SOLD OUT!
Set of all nine Gris Gris Bags -
$300 SOLD OUT!


CURRENT GRIS GRIS SELECTIONS:

TRUE LOVE - To attract LOVE. Pink bag, heart charm.

LA FLAMME - To enliven an existing relationship or attract SEX - Red bag, devil charm.

TREASURE CHEST - To draw :PROSPERITY - Green bag, coin charm.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT - To acquire employment that meets financial, mental, emotional and spiritual needs - Green bag, clock charm.

PEACE CLOUD - To create an aura of peace for the wearer - White bag, dove charm.

SPIRIT VEIL - To encourage COMMUNICATION WITH THE DEAD - Violet bag with skull charm.

THIRD EYE - To strengthen PSYCHIC ABILITIES - Silver bag with ankh charm.

BLUE FLAME - To create a fiery wall of PROTECTION - Haint blue bag with anti evil eye charm.

SHADOW WEAVER - To create PACTS WITH DARK SPIRITS - Black bag with inverted cross charm.

Please note that bag color and charm may vary in accordance with availability; any substitutions will be expertly chosen.

A Spiritualist's Statement: I have been called to offer these bags at this time by my spirits, as I have been reluctant to take on this project in the past, despite multiple requests. These aren't Mojo Bags - Mojo Bags, or Mojo Hands as they're often called differ slightly than Gris Gris in their ingredients, preparation, blessing and maintenance. Mojos have their history in the Hoodoo tradition, or African American Folk Magic. Gris Gris can be found in New Orleans, among other places, and are rooted in the Vodoun tradition. I've chosen to offer Gris Gris instead of Mojo because of the level of spirit work involved in their conception and creation. While making Mojos very much relying on prayer to make them a living spiritual tool, I feel it is more of a mundanely magical act in that I've really never needed much spirit communication in their creation. It's always been a more intuitive process for me. Gris Gris, on the other hand, incorporate more of my skills as a spiritualist into their construction. I've spent many hours in meditation speaking with my Egun (spirits of my dearly departed ancestors) designing their appearance, components and corresponding prayers, etc. I found that it was a much more of a spiritually collaborative effort and one that I've found to be quite healing personally and spiritually. For that I am grateful. I hope these Gris Gris bags will help to align your heart, mind and soul with the workings of your spirits.

November 24th, 2012

MERRY APOCALYPSMAS!
Conjure Oils' 2012 Yule Collection!

MERRY APOCALYPSMAS!

Apparently, the Mayans have predicted the end of civilization this year - December 21, 2012, to be exact. The gospel of the End Times has been preached long before the Book of Revelations was penned 2000 some odd years ago; the Norse have Ragnarok, Hindus have Kaliki, the Yoruba have Olokun. As time keeps bumping along the pot hole riddled gravel path of progress, we're only left to meditate on what our world of exploding population, dwindling resources and questionable pop culture will disintegrate into. Sing while you may! If this is our last holiday season, make it your best! Happy Unholy Days!

PLEASE NOTE: Since I am planning on going out of town for a month, all orders will be shipped ON OR BEFORE December 15th. Please have any orders that are to be holiday gifts in by December 7th. Thank you!

HALLOWS 2012 perfumes will continue to be available until December 15th. YULE 2012 perfumes will be available until January 30th.

Selections from MERRY APOCALYPSMAS! are available in one size, two styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20


ALIENS ARE COMING TO TOWN

Films like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Independence Day", even shows like the X-Files gave us a glimpse into a possible alien inspired end game. Here's a fragrance to honor our gray overlords.

Silver bells, starlit vanilla resin, Night Queen, sea lavender, white rose tea and black sky musk

DECK THE HALLS WITH SCOWLING ZOMBIES

Maybe a zombie apocalypse is what you're hoping for? Stock up on guns, ammo and don't forget to double tap!

Dragon's blood, crimson cranberry jelly, marshmallow cream and the tattered remnants of musky humanity.

DO YOU FEAR WHAT I FEAR?

The dark, the unknown, death, poisoning, drowning, being buried alive, flying, being lost in space, abandonment, clowns... .

Seared vanilla sugar syrup, blood orange stained sandalwood, black tea soaked linens and corrupted toasted clove.

NUCLEAR WINTER WONDERLAND

With just a press of a shiny, red, candy-like button we could enjoy a permanent winter wonderland!

Heartbroken and desolate: black ice, desiccated winter berries, frozen hopes, destroyed dreams all contaminated with the saddest sting of black pepper.

OH HOLY SMITE

Armageddon - the final battle between Good and Evil. Smite or be smitten; it's a survivor's world.

Boozy vanilla, caramelized coconut, smoked tonka and black patchouli.

RAGNAROK'N AROUND YGGDRASIL TREE

Jormungandr opens his mouth letting his tail go free and Fenrir slips his fetter Gelipnir and literally, all Hell breaks loose. It's the stuff Heavy Metal songs are made of.

Balsam fir, palo santo, snow laden birch branches and serpentine boughs of holly are doomed with pitch black woodsmoke and cracked leather.

WE FOUR HORSEMEN OF APOCALYPSE ARE

The Bhagavad Gita, as quoted by Oppenheimer after seeing the detonation of the first nuclear bomb in 1945. "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds": War, Famine, Death and Conquest. The End is always Now.

Bleak and hopeless: spiced vetiver is abused by lashes of black leather, broken by blackest musk and completely decimated with clove stained aged patchouli.

GHOST OF YULES PAST

Selections from GHOSTS OF YULES PAST are available in one size, two styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20

 

A LA NANITA NANA 2012
The cherubic scent of a sleeping infant's skin, the nourishing sweetness of mother's milk, holy white musk and the radiant golden glow of warm vanilla-infused amber angel wings.

Hillary L.
Pennsylvania, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

AURORA BOREALIS 2012
Shivering frost notes cling to the boughs of fir and spruce whilst wisps of smoke from sacred wood fires swirl and undulate amid a wintry mix of chilled yew and cranberries sweetened with frozen vanilla.

Niki W.
United Kingdom
Yule 2010 Winner

b'ak'tun 13 - APOCALYPSE SOON? 2012

You may have heard a little rumor that a certain Mayan calender is set to expire this year. (As an aside, why does this have to coincide with an election year AND during the year of the Dragon? As if I don't have enough to worry over, but I digress...) If this year is it, make it your best year ever! More YES less NO, less stay, more GO! See you on the other side.

Sin while you may: Black musk, leather, clove saturated patchouli and tobacco spiced with peppered Mexican chocolate and aged vanilla beans.

CHOCOLATE CAT 2012
Hot chocolate cream flavored with curls of blood orange peel and soft ginger fur. Hurrah for the Chocolate Cat!

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

COLA DE MONO 2012
“The Monkey’s Tail” in English, Cola de Mono is a traditional Chilean holiday drink that is similar to a White Russian. The Dude would approve!  “Hey man, there’s a beverage here!”

Hot buttered rum, scalded cream, spiced coffee liqueur and a splash of vanilla infused vodka.

Michelle H.
California, USA

I WANT TO BELIEVE (IN SANTA) 2012
A suspicious mix of holiday cheer: vanilla syrup sweetened eggnog spiked with a dubious shot of spiced rum, garnished with a peppermint candy cane and a splash of doublespeak.

Vajra W.
Oregon, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

KAOS 2012
The prehistoric abyss that gives birth to the Sun and all of creation.

Primeval black resin, hoary black musk, ancient leather, Prometheus’ fire and traces of ozone; a relic from the crack of lightning that created life in the primordial ooze

MAUL SANTA 2012
Because Killer Klowns need holiday work, too!

Drunk before noon: Dark and boozy Bourbon vanilla, blackened coconut husk, toasted tonka bean, cherry pipe tobacco smoke and the suspicious scent of peppermint schnapps.

Leigh B.
Tennessee, USA

MISA DEL GALLO 2012

Misa del Gallo, or "Roosters Mass" is a name used in Catholic Latin America for the tradition of Midnight Mass, stemming from the belief that the rooster was one of the first creatures to witness and then announce the birth of the infant Jesus with a mighty crow.

Celebrate Midnight Mass in a cathedral dark and crumbling: black amber, sweet myrrh, olibanum resin, beeswax candle smoke wafting heavenward, raw cacao absolute, desert chaparral and braids of sweetgrass.

Siggster
North Carolina, USA
Yule 2007 Winner

MOOSEMAS 2012
Dark and rich chocolate mousse laced with the warmth and cheer of hazelnut liqueur and slivered almonds because things always get a little nutty at Moosemas!

Andrea F.
Wisconsin, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

POMME D’AMBRE 2012
A juicy clove-studded orange is dusted with powdered cinnamon, ginger and orris root and hung from a scarlet ribbon to perfume the air with its ancient aroma.

Erin G.
Massachusetts, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

SNEGUROCHKA 2012
Romantically tragic and withering: roses heavy with ice are thawed with a deep heart of oud and fiery ginger.

Christine
Oregon, USA
Yule 2008 Winner

SNOWBOUND 2012
Frozen musk topped by worn leather, sultry sandalwood and a drop of sweetest honey.

Vajra W.
Oregon, USA
Yule 2008 Winner

STROKES OF GOLD 2012
Glimmering golden sandalwood, glittering vanilla blossoms and a shimmer of sweet clove bud.

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

THE LOLLIPOP TREE 2012
Lollipop sweeties in all the colors of the rainbow are flavored with sugared winter fruits: pomegranate, fig, sour cherry, lemon, candied ginger, pineapple and clementine.

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

THE NAUGHTY LIST 2012
Despite our best efforts to kiss up to the big guy in red, sometimes we can't help but end up on the naughty list!

Fluffy marshmallows slowly toasted over the fireplace flames, buttered rum spiked steamed vanilla milk, cacao musk, swirling pipe tobacco and a snicker doodle bribe.

Hottie McNaughty
Washington, USA

#OCCUPYTHENORTHPOLE
Why should Santa get all the credit? Let’s #OccupytheNorthPole and give props to some of the 99% that do all the work in the cold, white North - the reindeer!
This is in no way meant to demean or diminish the value or intention of the righteous #Occupy movement, of which I am in full support. In fact, the proceeds of the #OccupyTheNorthPole collection will be used to help us at Conjure Oils donate money to the Occupy movement enabling them to bail out consumer debt instead of Wall Street. Last year we were able to raise $250! Thank you!

DASHER 2012
Dashing bergamot blossom, guaiac wood, cardamom pods, toasted cinnamon, black amber, benzoin resin, pimento berry and polished mahogany.

DANCER 2012
Egyptian chamomile, rock rose, elemi resin, aged vanilla bean, sugared amber and dark patchouli SCO2.

PRANCER 2012
Snow-dusted cypress branches, steaming coffee, vetiver root and patchouli wood.

VIXEN 2012
Sweet honey, champaca blossom, vanilla orchid, ginger root and a sip of shimmering ruby pomegranate champagne.

COMET 2012
Black pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, starry black vanilla musk, labdanum absolute and stellar white sandalwood.

CUPID 2012
Sultry red musk, golden amber resin, red mandarin, crimson carnation and clove bud.

DONNER 2012
White pine, pimento berry, violet leaf, hinoki wood, birch bark, Himalayan cedar wood, rainbow iris and olibanum.

BLITZEN 2012
Lime zest, bergamot, night blooming jasmine, white tea, fresh skin musk, white amber, lily of the valley and brisk night air.

GINGERBREAD COVEN
Build-Your-Own-Gingerbread-Temple! Esmerelda, Inferna, Wendy, Terra and Marisol are back to celebrate Yule with you and have crafted all the goodies you’ll need to create the most delicious dwelling for all your spell castings!

INFERNA’S GINGERBREAD 2012
Nothing says lovin’ like somethin’ from the coven and Inferna’s gingerbread is no exception! Hand mixed and baked to perfection: ginger root, sifted cake flour, molasses, brown sugar and a pinch of chili pepper. Inferna wouldn’t have it any other way!

TERRA’S SPICED GUMDROP GEMS 2012
Terra spent all month in the candy caverns mining the perfect jelly gemstones that have just the right balance of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice!

MARISOL’S SEA SALT CARAMELS 2012
Marisol’s caramels are a force of nature all on their own! Mouth-watering soft caramel, sugared milk, vanilla bean and a sprinkling of her own hand-harvested sea salt.

WENDY’S WICKED ICING 2012
Wendy’s whipped up a batch of her royal icing: confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and cream.

ESMERELDA’S CANDY WANDS 2012
Red and green swirls of peppermint hard tack candy sweetened with vanilla sugar and a hint of something sinister.


September 15, 2012

KWAIDAN - Japanese Ghost Stories
Conjure Oils' 2012 Hallows Collection!

Kwaidan is a collection of stories written in 1904 by Lafcadio Hearn shortly before his demise. To say he was a Japanophile is a bit of an understatement, as he has written volume after volume on the mythology and spirituality of Japanese culture at the turn of the century.

Like the 1965 eponymous film based on the work of Hearn, we've selected four stories to give you a glimpse into the demons and ghosts that haunt the land of the rising sun and to send a chill down your spine in the process! Some of the stories can be on the long side. Grab a cup of tea (or sake!) and settle in for a thrill. I guarantee it will be worth your time!

The text for the stories is taken from Sacred Texts. com (the best site ever for public domain spiritual works) and the illustrations are by Yasumasa Fujita from a hand made copy of Kwaidan crafted in 1932.

Selections from KWAIDAN are available in one size, two styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20


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The Story of Mimi Nachi Hoichi
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Jikininki
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Mujina
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Yuki Onna
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ENTER IF YOU DARE...

It's mid-October, not too long after dusk. A full moon hangs in the autumn sky, silhouetting the mostly-bare trees against a star-spattered sky as the car filled with you and your friends passes along a rural, two-lane road. Excitement is thick in the car, for tonight is special; not to be spent at the local night club or usual hangout, but a small, enticing ad in the newspaper brought word of something far better. Out here, on the edges of the city where the streetlights are few and far between, lies Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem promising thrills and chills appropriate for the Halloween-season. A terrifying phantasm that rises from the chill autumn mists only once a year, and only for the briefest period of time.

A hand-painted sign, illuminated by a couple of clamp lights attached to a bush, is the only marker for the road. The words are written in gothic, drippy, and almost absurdly macabre letters, along with a skeletal hand pointing the way. The entrance road is full of potholes and well rutted... it would almost look like you were headed down some long abandoned path if it weren't for the artificial jack-o'-lanterns serving as way-markers along the shoulder. At the end, a teenager in plastic flashing devil horns shows you to your parking spot with the wave of a red flashlight, and it's everyone out of the car.

The night is crisp and cool, the smells of popcorn, cotton candy, and fog juice hanging on the breeze as your party makes its way up to the entrance. There's a brief wait in line, giving you ample time to listen to the screams, snarls, and less identifiable noises issuing from behind the fence. and you get your tickets; moving to stand in line with the other guests. From the queue, it's hard to see much; a weathered wooden fence roughly eight feet tall allows only the barest glimpses of movement and light beyond. The facade, though, is the foreboding portico of a decrepit southern mansion, the weathered steps creaking ominously as each group is let in by the creepily-smiling butler in the mildewed tuxedo at the front door. Some distance away, the off-key tootling of a circus organ can be heard, tinny in the cold air.

Welcome, to Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem.
Enjoy your visit...

SLIDER 2012

You've been in line close to an hour already, impatiently waiting beneath the decaying eaves of the Mansion. People around you chatter excitedly on cell phones or to each other in anticipation, watching the gaunt figure of the Talker shouting out to the crowd from his decrepit podium by the entrance.

Suddenly, with a horrible and unearthly scraping noise, a leggy zombie in greyish moldering rags races across the blacktop toward an unwitting teenager lost in her phone conversation.. Screeching, it crawls on its hands and knees as a shower of sparks explodes from underneath the creeping creature. In one smooth movement it lunges upright next to the oblivious teen, snarling and looming over her while she shrieks and nearly drops her phone in terror.

Sharp, startling, and sudden: grey mint, metallic lime, sparkling white grapefruit and pomegranate musk.

LIGHTLESS MAZE 2012

The creaking doors and cobwebbed foyer of the Manor lead into a dark hallway, one that grows ever more dim the further your group progresses. In time, there is nothing but inky blackness, peppered with nerve-wracking scrapings in the walls and the feeling of spiderwebs brushing your face, or something worse - are those bugs crunching underfoot? Is the floor tilting, or is it just your imagination? There's a faint yelp from the front of the party as the poor soul in the lead finds out about the turn at the end of the hall the hard way.

Soft black patchouli, silky midnight opium, warm black tea and a mysterious trace of obfuscated honey sweetness over shrouded black coconut and black musk.

HAUNTED GALLERY 2012

A thick black drapery separates the lightless hallway from one that is only slightly brighter. Blotchy, peeling wallpaper and dark oaken wainscoting stained with unknown mildews cover decrepit walls behind a series of paintings in dull gilded frames. Each one contains a formal portrait, though the subjects are human only in the loosest sense. Staring red eyes follow you from sunken sockets, faint eerie scrapings are heard from behind the flaking canvases, and one bulges out as you pass as if its subject were trying to reach through to the warm flesh on the other side. As your party reaches the end of the hall, the second portrait from the end slams down with a startling crash and the rotting shell of some decaying ancestor lunges through the opening with an unholy screech!

Once fine and glistening, the mahogany is now decayed and desiccated; blood amber soaks and stains the shredded canvas. Evocative of a heart filled with longing and regret.

FORGOTTEN ATTIC 2012

Scampering out of the hall of possessed portraits, you emerge into the dim, cluttered recesses of the Mansion's attic where you are informed that a young woman once took her life after she was abandon at the altar.. Cobwebs and dust cling to every surface and eerie shadows flicker across the rough walls. A ghostly figure in the shadows seems to watch you sadly as you go past; a headless dressmaker's dummy with a stained old wedding dress that ruffles in an unseen breeze. As your group edges nervously among the cargo trunks and splitting boxes, a faint scratching noise reaches your ears as if some small animal were trapped somewhere in the narrow stacks. As you near the exit, the scraping turns into the crashing of chains, and a shriek to see you out the door in a panicked exit!

A lifetime neglected then forgotten: weathered and crumbling grief-torn love letters wrapped in a cracked and worn leather satchel, an unused moth-ravaged satin and lace trimmed wedding gown, a dusty and faded dried bouquet of blood red roses and a string of pearls stained with a rusty red splatter of blood.

SOMETHING UNDER THE STAIRS 2012

The back stairs of the attic lead down into the depths, a narrow and claustrophobic descent into pitch blackness. You almost make it to the bottom before the sharp rattle of chains and a low, ominous growl sends you skittering toward the next room.

Ebony wood, vetiver, black leather, tonka, thick black vanilla resin, haunted clove, scuppernong and a wisp of motia attar.

VAMPIRE'S LAIR 2012

Parting a thick velvet curtain, you find that the basement is less a forest of pipes and old junk and more a warren of hand-dug tunnels and caves. Niches in the stone walls hold candles and bones, aged books and ruined antiques. Amidst this blackened finery, a series of larger ledges hold coffins ranging from mildewed old toe-pinchers to fine, enameled steel. As you make your way between them, first one lid cracks open, then another, urging you to hurry onward. Suddenly, a lanky vampire in ruined Victorian garb lands heavily on a big metal coffin near the exit, hissing and clawing at you as you run past.

Damp and blood-soaked soil is buried deep under notes of blood orange, black roses, dragon's blood, clove incense, tobacco,red sandalwood, blood kyphi and blood musk sweetened with the tiniest trickle of bruised plum.

JUNKYARD ZOMBIE 2012

The winding catacombs end in a crumbling old crypt, but it seems that the ancient graveyard it rests in has been long forgotten… long enough that it's been consumed by a nearby junkyard. Ancient, nearly-illegible tombstones lie almost unseen between burned out cars, rusting oil barrels, and discarded appliances. A low groan from the darkness proves soon enough that those interred in this once-hallowed ground are less than pleased by the current state of their lodgings. First one, than another, the zombies lurch out of the rusting debris, staggering unstoppably after your group as they flee for the safety of the distant gate.

Chthonic and ancient: lichen-riddled headstones, Spanish moss, smushy soil, murky myrrh, frozen mist and the eerie glow of the will-o'-the-wisp.

SCARECROW ALLEY 2012

Reaching the dubious safety of the junkyard gate, the path leading out dumps out not on the safety of a highway, but the tall, crackling rows of a fallow cornfield. After some time spent wandering through the stalks in the darkness, the path opens out into a short road lined on both sides with suspicious looking scarecrows. Weather and decay have rotted away some of the burlap and flannel of their clothing and the straw is mildew-blackened. Perhaps it's a trick of the moonlight or the few lanterns hanging on the fence, but there seems to be something awfully realistic about these unmoving effigies. Only moments after you pass, two of the scarecrows fling themselves off their crosses, landing on the path behind you! Thankfully there are brighter lights ahead!

Moonlit corn husk, fresh pumpkin gourd, crispy frost-covered hay.

VORTEX TUNNEL 2012

You lose your unholy pursuit in the corn, finally reaching the safety of the lights you saw in the distance… only to find out someone has set up a carnival out here in the corn. The music piping from inside the great tent is cheery, but somehow off and disturbing, the notes off key and cracked turning their perky melody into a tune of complete derangement. A gaunt man in a ringmaster's costume stands by the entrance, accompanied by a shapely woman in spangled tights and a very nearly blank doll's mask. He grins wickedly, beckoning you to pass through the curtains held by his assistant and into the swirling darkness within.

Inside, you find yourself on a narrow walkway inside a tunnel painted with crazy psychedelic patterns. The motion of the tunnel makes the walkway twist and writhe, all but forcing you to close your eyes just to get through this fun-house of terror without falling down.

Sweet funnel cakes defiled by chaotic swirls of vanilla ice cream, topped with corrupt caramel syrup and washed down with hootch.

DOT ROOM 2012

Finally clear of the disorienting vortex, you take a moment to clear your vision… even though it looks like the fluorescent afterimages of the previous room have followed you here. Wild splatters of paint and brightly glowing dots cover every surface of this otherwise jet-black room, making it not entirely clear where the walls actually are. As you start to pick your way through it, some of those dots seem to move… or is it just your imagination? Soon enough the reality is made abruptly clear as shapes impossible to define dart and lunge toward you, swirling around your party as you scrabble for the exit.

Cavity craven and all madness! Peaches, pears, plums, and grapes petrified with toothache inspiring levels of sugar.

KILLER KLOWN 2012

No rest for the wicked, though! The darkness of the Dot Room gives way to a brightly lit funhouse of warped mirrors, garishly painted arches, and flashing strobes. In the smoky chaos, yellow-fanged mad clowns dart, popping out of the peripheries with honking horns, crazed laughter, or bloodied hand tools. Withered corpses bound cruelly into exaggerated poses line the walls, mimicking tight wire acts, animal tamers, and side-show acts, each one more nightmarish than the next.

Spun sugar, vanilla-white greasepaint, molten marshmallow and cherry-syrup blood.

CHAINSAW! 2012

As you claw your way out of the smoke and strobe filled carnival of chaos, you find yourself in what looks like some sort of access corridor. Unpolished, unpainted wooden walls lead out toward the distant sound of the parking lot, and safety. But just as you're about to reach it, a man in a stained, filthy jumpsuit explodes out from behind a side door, and the roar of his bloodied chainsaw rips through the air. "Encouraged" by this occurrence, you and your friends tear out through the exit at a dead run, the sting of gasoline smoke and death still thick in your nostrils.

Terrifyingly harsh, oily and industrial. Oil smoke, gasoline, opium tar, leather and black musk.

THE WITCHES' COVEN

THE WITCHES' COVEN collection is available in one size, two styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20

 

INFERNA, the Blaze Witch 2012

The fiery and temperamental member of the ensemble, Inferna leaves a trail of ash in her wake.

Myrrh ashes, singed cinnamon bark, smoked ginger and peppered clove-infused vanilla.
ESMERELDA, the Plague Witch 2012

Cheeriest member of the coven, Esmerelda's bubbly personality is in opposition to her power - to spread pestilence and woe at the snap of her greenish fingers.

Emerald green forest herbs crushed in a mortar and pestle and blended with resinous frankincense, wisteria and a drop of demon mint.
WENDY, the Tempest Witch 2012

She will blow you away, literally. Having command over the wind makes Wendy a very happy and light-hearted witch!

Breeze-dusted lavender honey, broom straw, silver bells, wind-whipped willow and Mercurial musk.

TERRA, the Tremor Witch 2012

If you're looking for Terra, your best bet would be to look in the forest caves hunkered down with the brown bears and grey wolves, or tending to her sacred grove of yew and apple trees.

Earthy patchouli, juicy yew berry, apple wood, loam, lichen and a kiss of frost.

STELLA, the Celestial Witch 2012

Even when she's standing next to you, her silver eyes reveal that her mind is a million light years away, longing for another world to call home.

Otherworldly and bioluminescent flowers deepened with the blackness of a night sky littered with stars.
MARISOL, the Tsunami Witch 2012

Watch what you say around Marisol, she's sensitive and cries at the drop of a pointed black hat. Deeply caring and feeling, her power knows no bounds - the power to love.

Ocean mist, lunar musk, moonflower and white amber complicated by white grapefruit and vanilla sugar.
TEMPORA the Time Witch 2012

As a new dedicant to the Coven, Tempora feels at home during any day, year or era! Her cauldron is bigger on the inside and her trusty sonic broomstick is always at the ready to help her out of all the sticky situations she gets herself jammed into on her adventures through time, space and dimensions improbable and magical!

Legendary perfume components collected during her voyages, compounded in a cosmic mortar and pestle: Egyptian sandalwood gifted by Cleopatra from her own private reserve, the fragile scent of dried vanilla and dust extracted from the crumbling books and scrolls that once lined the shelves at the Library of Alexandria, sweetened black rose tea enjoyed with Queen Victoria in her garden. All deepened with rare, exotic and resplendent Oriental spice notes purchased from Marco Polo on the Silk Road.

HALLOWS 2012 RESURRECTED

ALL-HALLOWS RESURRECTED 2012 is available in one size, two styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $19
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $20

ABANDONED MORGUE 2012

Are you here on a dare and wishing you weren't, or is this your new nightly haunt? Either way, this old abandoned morgue has many stories to tell. Tonight we'll listen intently with the lights out!

Ghost of a bonfire, tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, Zanzibar clove, black amber and dark Indonesian patchouli.

CALAVERA DE AZUCAR 2012

Muscovado sugar, royal icing and meringue powder with a slight hint of metaphysical white musk.
HANSEL UND GRETEL 2012

A gingerbread house decorated with spice drops and butter cream frosting. The faint smell of a witch's brew filling the enchanted woods and roaring cook stove perfect for roasting a greedy little boy or girl.
MARA 2012

Mara is the Buddhist personification of Evil. Also known as Papiyan, ("more wicked") Mara (meaning "thirst" or "death") made every attempt possible to deter Siddhartha on his path toward Enlightenment by using armies of temptations such as: lust, hunger, thirst, sloth, cowardice, pride and fame, among others.

Bo tree bark, Indian sandalwood, thousand-petaled sacred lotus blossoms, warmed honey and pure vanilla absolute.

MAUSOLEUM 2012

The dusty stillness of the afterlife: emerald moss, black orchids, cold stones and holy water.

MIDNIGHT DREARY 2012

Maybe it's the long winter looming around the corner? Perhaps it's the lengthening of the evening hours that signal the death of summer? Perchance it's simply sorrow for the lost Lenore? I couldn't tell you. But Poe's passion for the macabre (and maybe the love of laudanum) have led you down a dark path this evening. Will the sun ever rise again? In this midnight dreary mood, the answer is unlikely.

Pale ghost lilac and melancholy moonflowers decorate an elaborately antique mahogany table. Fig and clove, wafts of opium smoke hang heavy in the parlor as an open window carries a draft of night air and autumn leaves.

MURDER OF CROWS 2012

Every fall they gather in murderous shrieking clusters blacking out the branches in the oak and apple trees across the street. They caw and cackle in a long-overdue maniacal avian family reunion from Hell.

The softest touch of black leather feathers, oak splinters, acorn, crumbled leaves and baked apples drizzled in brandy all illuminated by creamy vanilla moonlight

OL' SCRATCH 2012

Ol' Scratch is a folksy epithet for Satan originating out of the legends of New England in the days before the Civil War. Some other pet names for the Prince of Darkness (other than Ozzy :D) are Old Nick, Old Bendy and Rodger (as in Jolly).

Thick slices of oven-fresh pumpkin bread slathered with butter and served with fresh cream and a drizzle of treacle

PUNKIN' HEAD 2012

Juicy, spicy pumpkin blended in with adorable creamy bits of cheesecake slathered in caramel sauce.

SUCCUBUS 2012

A demon who takes the form of a gorgeous human female specifically to seduce men. Like the incubus, the succubus may have been a scapegoat for infidelity or stray lust. Either way, the succubus has captured the imagination of men for ages, rousing all flavors of fear and fantasy.

African violet, sugar soaked vanilla, benzoin, coconut milk, triple cream, Egyptian sandalwood musk and red currant.

WITCHING HOUR 2012

A midnight walk through the pumpkin patch on All Soul's Eve.

Spiced pumpkin, falling leaves, a black velvet cloak to pull close for warmth and a frankincense candle offering for the spirits residing in the nearby cemetery.

Kwaidan, Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem! Hallows 2012, The Witches' Coven and Hallows 2012 Resurrected will be undead until the end of November, or supplies are exhausted. Whichever comes first.

CREDITS:
Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem
Concept & Artwork by Paula Schricker
Intro Copy by Vajra, Story Intro by Paula
Perfume Description Copy by Paula (mostly) & Vajra
Perfumes Created and Hand-Blended by Vajra

July 3, 2012

FIVE
Conjure Oils' Fifth Anniversary Fragrance

 

The number five is sacred to the Orisha Oshun. Many consider Oshun to be flirtatious, a femme fatale and sometimes conversely, sweetly demure. In my experience, Oshun is a fierce warrior. While she does have elements to her personality that are coquettish, Oshun, the youngest of all Orishas, is arguably the most powerful. When Olodumare created the world, s/he could tell it was still incomplete. Looking down upon the newly created world God saw the sheer raw and vast beauty of his/her creation and tears of joy and ecstasy rolled down his/her cheeks cascading on to the world below. Born in those tears was Oshun. She adds to life all that makes it worth living: sensuality, pleasure, beauty, community, friends, and of course, love. 

By using all the sweets she adores, Conjure Oils' Fifth Anniversary Celebration fragrance is dedicated to Oshun and all the gifts she gives us : Vanilla custard filled cream puff pastry is dusted with Ceylon cinnamon and drizzled with orange blossom honey and set ablaze with five yellow beeswax candles. 

FIVE will be available for five days, or until supplies are exhausted.

FIVE is available in one size, two styles. SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $18
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $19

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Friday July 13, 2012

 

This month, the 13th falls on Friday and it has been become somewhat of a custom for Conjure to create a commemorative fragrance magickally formulated to transform bad luck into good 

 July 2012's installment for the Friday the 13th collection is Happy Go Lucky. Based on an ancient Chinese medicine formula developed to help tonify and release Qi stagnation of Kidney meridian it is blended using only the finest wildcrafted and/or organic essential oils.

Huo Xiang/ Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli),
Sheng Jiang / Zingiber officianale (Ginger), 
Tan Xiang/ Santalum album (Sandalwood),  
Jin Yin Hua/ Loniceria japonica (Honeysuckle), 
Ru Xiang/ Boswellia carterii (Frankincense),  
Mo Yao/ Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh),  
Chen Pi/ Citrus reticulata (Mandarin),  
Ding Xiang/ Eugenia carophyllata (Clove),  
An Xi Xiang/ Styrax benzoin (Benzoin),  
Gui Zhi, Rou Gui, / Cinnamonum cassia (Cassia)

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY will be available for thirteen days, or until supplies are exhausted.

HAPPY-GO-LUCKY is available in one size, two styles. SOLD OUT!


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $26

June 05, 2012

HOLY FUCK!
Venus Transits the Sun

Since the invention of the telescope, only seven of these celestial events have taken place and the events occur in pairs eight years apart. A rare treat, indeed!

To understand what this transit means, we have to delve into the meanings of the planets themselves. Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love and sensuality, is the second planet from the sun and along with Mars, our planetary neighbor.

The understand the energy of Venus is to understand the energy of life, not so much life as in creation, but the aspects of life that make existence enjoyable: love, pleasure, fulfillment, gratification. The treasures of Venus are tangible, they can be held, used, caressed, adored. She gifts us with the desires that reside deep in the heart and psyche and works with the magic of manifestation, possession and, of course, beauty. She grants our wishes for success and prosperity, for life events that support us, spirits to guide and protect us, families that are stable, friends that are true and mates that are soulful.

Venus is often associated with Mother goddesses such as the nurturing all-mother Isis and the Blessed Virgin Mary however, she is also a warrior who will battle to protect those dearest to her. She is often seen as a goddess of war: savage and almost violently erotic, lusty, and even petty and a plain bitch on bad days!

Pair these often paradoxical aspects of Venus with the sheer ego brilliance of the Sun - the center of our universe and often seen as the dispenser of all energy and the source for all existence and you'll come to recognize why I've selected Holy Fuck as the name for this ritual fragrance. When our raw and primal passionate urges for progeny and survival are paired with the source of our energetic center and our Will we can truly create the ultimate matrix for manifestation. We align the sacral with the crown chakra and our personal universe is created. Holy fuck, right? Holy fuck, indeed!

Conjure Oils is pleased to offer Holy Fuck, a Venusian blend compounded during the transit of Venus designed to harness the energy of the union of the Sun with the Morning Star. Perfect for manifestation work and crafting a life in alignment with your desires; a life worthy of living replete with joy and soul sustenance, Holy Fuck is your divine desires made manifest.

We are offering this consecrated blend in three forms - as a 5ml perfume ritual oil, a 1/2 oz. tin of hand-blended loose herbal incense and as a 4oz. amber glass bottle of Sanctuary Spray.

HOLY FUCK


Holy Fuck Perfume Ritual Oil

Decanted in a 5ml green glass vial - $35

Notes of voluptuous gardenia, fleshy coconut, sexy vanilla musk, white patchouli, crystal amber and a shimmer of star jasmine

Hand-Blended Ritual Incense

1/2 oz steel tin packed to the brim - $25

Sumatran benzoin, Egyptian myrrh, red sandalwood, patchouli leaf, red rose petals, violet leaves, mugwort, orris root and other Venusian herbs infused with Holy Fuck ritual perfume oil.

Sanctuary Spray

Decanted in 4oz amber glass bottle with spray cap - $40

Distilled solar-charged water, gardenia, fleshy coconut, sexy vanilla musk, white patchouli, crystal amber and a shimmer of star jasmine. Frankincense, amber and peridot will be added to each bottle. Shipped Priority. (Extra postage is built into the item's cost. No need to add extra shipping!)

Holy Fuck Perfume Ritual Oil & Hand-Blended Ritual Incense Set

Combine the ritual oil with the incense to make a perfectly matched set and save $10! - $50

 

HOLY FUCK is available in one size, three styles and it comes tucked inside a muslin pouch.


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $35 SOLD OUT!
1/2oz Hand Blended Ritual Incense - $25
SOLD OUT!
4oz Sanctuary Spray - $40
SOLD OUT!
Ritual Oil and Incense Set - $50
SOLD OUT!

May 19, 2012

RING OF FIRE
Annular Solar Eclipse in Taurus

See my shadow changing,
Stretching up and over me.
Soften this old armor.
Hoping I can clear the way
By stepping through my shadow,
Coming out the other side.
Step into the shadow.

- 46 & 2 by Tool

A solar eclipse is that heavenly moment when the tender and introspective Moon sandwiches herself smack dab in between us and the extroverted and egocentric Sun. This tight conjunction is a perfect time to push ourselves further along, melding the yin with the yang, using the annular fire ring to add zing to your zang and allow ourselves to 'step through our shadows' if you will, turning our trash into compost and that compost into treasure. Since this eclipse occurs in Taurus of all signs, all acts of love and pleasure could definitely be your rituals, as the old Charge goes. What limits your comfort? Your beauty? Your happiness? Your self love?

Formulated specifically to work with the energies of the Annular Solar Eclipse in Taurus, the ritual oil will be consecrated and presented to the sun as the moon passes over his face. Magma is what comes to mind when I try to describe the scent. Dark, hot and a bit dangerous!

The cost will be $40 for 5ml ($41 for the roll-on) and will be tucked safely in its own pouch.

I will only be making a very small batch, so if you're interested in obtaining a bottle of this special oil please order by the end of the day on the 22nd. If I run out, I will post here.

Thank you and have a blessed eclipse!

RING OF FIRE is available in one size, two styles and it comes tucked inside a muslin pouch.


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $40
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $41

SOLD OUT!

 

Resurrected for these long, lovely days of Spring....

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS - RESURRECTED

Scents inspired by the fevered passions of composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinski

Le Sacre du Printemps, or the Rite of Spring, is a legendary ballet rife with sexuality, virility, primal, ancient magics and pagan revelry. Penned in 1913, it is one of the best examples of musical innovation that heralded the Modern period of music. It has inspired many - from Fantasia to Frank Zappa - and continues to ignite the hearts and minds of artists to this day.

We at Conjure can think of no better devotion to Spring than to create a fragrance collection based on this wonderful and exhilarating work of fine art. This is a conceptual line, offering Conjure's interpretation of the music, the myth and the meaning that resounds within the imagination.

Enjoy the rebirth and the rapture.

Fragrances in the LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS - RESURRECTED collection are available in one size, two styles:


5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $18
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll On - $19

Danses des Adolescentes

The Dance of the Young Girls; a study in innocence.

Creamy orchid, soft skin musk, a blush of pink jasmine, white tea, candy floss and the finest gowns of raw silk and linen.

Jeu du Rapt

Ritual of Abduction; thief of hearts. Evocative of the myth of Persephone and the betrayal and agony she felt as she was spirited away to the underworld.

Crimson pomegranate, Moroccan fig, smoked vanilla sugar, soft moss, amber resin, aged black tea and opium poppy resin.

Rondes Printanières

Spring Rounds. Warm, sweet and renewing as the first day of Spring. This is the scent of hope.

Vanilla cream, pink hyacinth, ruby grapefruit, scarlet hibiscus, cake flour, caramelized coconut and raspberry infused patchouli.

Jeux des Cités Rivales

The Games of the Two Rival Tribes.

Spirited and spiced candied violets, bitter cloves, cassis and red sandalwood spar with black currant, ylang ylang, vanilla orchid, gunpowder and dried wild grasses.

Cortège du Sage

Procession of the Oldest and Wisest One. We revere the wisdom of the ages and respect our elders.

We honor the Old Ones: clary and desert sages, chaparral, creosote, ancient wood, faded leather and cactus flower sweetened with desiccated fireweed honey.

Adoration de la Terre

The Kiss of the Earth. Earthbound and beautiful; the blue dot in a sea of black that we call home.

Warm and golden as a summer's sunset: peach blossom honey, chthonic amber resin, toasted basmati rice, cured tobacco, sweet tea and blonde patchouli.

Danse de la Terre

Dancing Out of the Underworld. Persephone is free and the world is reborn in joyous celebration.

Escape the darkness with rejuvenating black Assam tea, dark coconut husk, aged vanilla resin, sacred sandalwood temple incense, earthen musk and shaved red mandarin zest.

Cercles Mystérieux des Adolescentes

Circle of the Mystical Maidens.

The Celtic festivals of Samhain and Beltaine are historically the two times during the year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead are at their thinnest. May 1st invites more than ancestral spirits - it carries the spirits of earth Elementals - faeries, gnomes, sprites and other creatures of myth as spring rains and gentle blossoms are carried on the perfumed breeze.

The Spring Maidens dance this eternal dance and weave into their rhythm the magic of the season working the rites that further weaken the veil making the world of seen and unseen indistinguishable.

"We gather in a strict formation, hold hands in a circle
and at twilight we all we all walk around the stones.
Spirits dance and bodies roll, hallucinations curtsey
as the river priestess consecrates the bones."

~ Casting the Runes, Legendary Pink Dots

Exotic tuberose, pink peony, lychee fruit, orange blossom, vanilla bean, tonka, strawberry blossom, bergamot and sugar cane.

Glorification de l'Élue

Naming and Glorifying the Chosen One who is the Golden Child, the May Queen, the Sacred Divine within; the Holy Fire of Spirit that links us with All-That-Is.

Glory be: golden saffron, antique patchouli, white honey, orris root, toasted almond, khus and splendid olibanum.

Evocation des Ancêtres

Evoking the Spirits of the Ancestors. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors through love, adoration and veneration our predecessors are lifted, elevated, given light and eternal life.

Revere and honor: dried pomegranate rind crushed and perfumed with linden blossom, red spikenard, aloes wood, Egyptian sandalwood, sweet myrrh and Kyphi incense.

Action Rituelle des Ancêtres

Ritual of the Ancestors. Our ancestral rituals are remembered on a cellular level. Deep DNA memories are celebrated during the heart of the darkest night lasting until the break of iridescent dawn.

Honor those that have passed on with white sandalwood, red willow, amyris, palo santo, patchouli blossom, Himalayan cedar, ylang ylang, opoponax and ginseng.

Danse Sacrale

Sacrificial Dance of the Chosen One.

Sacred and uplifting: crystal amber, blue lavender, cyclamen, white sage, honeydew, vanilla musk, candied violets and a gentle heart of white rose tea.

Le Sacre du Printemps will be available until June 21st

April 29, 2012

Peek-a-Boo! Miss Lucy's Two! is LIVE in the Newfangled Notions collection!

Peek A Boo!

April 22, 2012

GOTHS IN TREES - Earth Day LE 2012


Title inspired by a blog I saw recently, Goths in Trees is our first ever Earth Day limited edition! Using all natural, organic/wild crafted oils! Deep and earthy amyris and balsam peru, gritty patchouli, ho wood and oakmoss brightened with olibanum, sweet orange and a subtle drop of ylang ylang sunshine!.

Goths in Trees is available in a brown apothecary bottle. SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $18

 

 

April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

FRIDAY the 13th

People have multiple reactions when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday. Some tremble in fear and refuse to leave the house, while others can't wait to get out and try their hand at gambling on a day that they think is extremely lucky. Personally, I feel that Friday the 13th is a fantastic day for turning bad luck into good, breaking old harmful habits, and clearing your life of false friends, people and situations. It seems that 13 is a mystical in between time perfect for change.

13
Today's offering, 13, is blended to be incredibly useful for breaking old habits, ridding your life of worn out situations that no longer serve you, and for fortifying your passions and resolve. It contains 13 essential oils famous for their abilities to cut and clear, as well as a hefty portion of a mixture of thirteen herbal and mineral curios added to each and every bottle for added oomph!

Great for dressing your body in blessing gestures, anointing amulets, candles or mojos, adding to bath or wash water or just add a couple drops to a burner and allow the aroma to cleanse and purify the area around you.

 

13 is available in a brown apothecary bottle. SOLD OUT!

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20

13 will be live for thirteen days and will come down on the 26th.

MLLE. VICTORIA'S LUPERTINE BURLESQUE CABARET!

Happy Lupercalia, Valentine's Day, or Lupertine, as I've come to call it! This is the time of year for things to heat up, so without further ado - come one, come all to witness the stunning beauty and talent demonstrated by the show girls of yesteryear! Va va va voom!

 

DE FAYA
De Faya's gutsy glamour comes from her ability to proudly display the military look! Strong and tall, she marches this sexy look decades ahead into the future!

A bold, confident blend: White sandalwood musk with glowing golden notes of honeysuckle, bergamot and aged tonka.

 

DIÉTERLE
Diéterle's a sophisticated show girl - her tight curls and checkered kerchief present a strong and confident performer.

Rich and creamy leather intricately layered with tobacco infused vanilla, shimmering musk and a hint of red patchouli and cacao.

 

ELECTREMA
Electrema is shocking in her ghostly white body suit and gossamer veil. She slips and slides silently, dancing into your haunted heart.

Crystal musk, silverbells, ozone, a clap of thunder and a spark of lightning.

 

 

L'EGYPTIENNE
L'Egyprienne is a dancing marvel. Hailing from lands far away and exotic, she brings her Oriental dance to the stage, with all of its sinewy mystery.

Egyptian sandalwood and musk, kyphi incense, benzoin and Silk Road spices evoke the sensual heat and all the romance of the desert.

 

LILY DAMITA
Lily Damita is no shy violet! Her iridescent white ruffles, wig and lily blossoms add sparkle and flair to her seductive dance.

White lily, apple, golden honey, tonka, patchouli and whipped cream. Not for the faint of heart!

 

MLLE. LOLA
Mlle. Lola brings spring with her steps. With her crown of flowers and milky white limbs, her dance melts the ice of winter and promises spring.

Spring warmth: Forsythia, blue hyacinth, fresh grass and dandelion grounded in thawing earth.

 

MLLE. PAPILLON
Mlle. Papillon flitters across the stage, swinging her large wings boldly with panache and flash! Become beguiled by the beating of her wings!

Butterfly bush, nectarine, frankincense, snapdragon, and sagebrush.

 

MLLE. C. de VILLERS
Mlle C. de Villers is a jewel in the crown of the show! With her bright pink plumage and aqua dress, she is a splash of color against the subdued stage lights.

Pink grapefruit, red musk, French vanilla ice cream with a brandy soaked Moreno cherry on top.

 

 

MLLE. ÉVA MARTIN
Mlle. Éve Martin is truly an original! Her geometric dress revealing the most suggestive views of the female body. It's almost scandalous!

Toasted coconut, caramelized vanilla bean, peach, and heady magnolia ignited with red musk.

 

MLLE. WHIARD
Witchy Mlle. Whiard casts a spell with her hot pink pointed hat and wildly floral gown. Let her cast a spell on you!

Wild strawberry, whipped cream, kiwi fruit, raw sugar and a pinch of clove.

 

SELVA & LARIDAN
Selva & LariDan are the dynamic dancing duo! Hot as the tropical flowers they wear proudly in their hair, they entwine their bodies, writhing to a melody most ancient and fantastic.

Crimson hibiscus, golden frankincense, yellow rose, dark sandalwood, oud, aged vanilla and a drop of sensual spiced honey.

 

TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES 2012

 
Please note that these are only available in pairs.

Antony & Cleo 2012
According to legend it was love at first sight between Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt and Marc Antony, the Roman General and friend of Julius Caesar. The two would eventually marry, have three children and as a family, rule much of the region. 

The truth is lost in the mists of history, but some say that Marc Antony killed himself by falling on his sword when he heard a false rumor that his beloved Cleopatra had died. Others say that when the tides of war turned against the couple, they escaped together then, to avoid capture, Marc Antony committed suicide. When Cleopatra, who by this time was already imprisoned by Octavian and could no longer bear the grief of her dwindling empire, heard the news about the death of her dear Marc Antony she poisoned herself by snake bite. With the help of her sympathetic servants, she hid a small asp in a basket of figs, donned her royal robes, reclined upon her couch of gold and placed the venomous snake upon her breast.

Antony
A complex and ancient stymmata recreated to commemorate the general: juniper berries macerated in a base of sandalwood imported from the Far East, royal musk, cyclamen, sweet flag, blue lavender, myrtle, cypress, labdanum and victorious bay laurel.


Cleo
Cleopatra understood the power of scent and utilized it to her advantage. It is said she first met Marc Antony upon a ship equipped with large billowing incense censers and perfumed sails that scented the entire port.

A legendary queen, seductress, mathematician and strategist, Cleopatra is remembered in this beguiling fragrance:  Egyptian sandalwood, myrrh resin, honeysuckle, orris root, serpentine cinnamon and black fig. 

The Breath of Isis & The Jewel of Osiris 2012
No other gods could boast of love as deep and pure as the love shared by Isis and Osirs. Out of jealousy, Osiris was murdered by his brother, Set, and his body was divided into fourteen parts and scattered to the four corners. Isis, stricken ill with grief and despair, frantically searched the world over for her lover's body parts. She discovered all but one, as the phallus of Osiris had been eaten by a fish! Undaunted, crafty Isis fashioned a new phallus for her husband out of pure gold. She then embalmed him and with one giant breath filled with love, passion, longing, grief and ecstasy, brought Osiris back to life to rule the Underworld.

The Breath of Isis
Lotus root, tonka bean, sweet pea blossoms, neroli, black currant absolute and an opoponax tear drop.


The Jewel of Osiris
Guiacwood, oakmoss, black patchouli, crimson plum, golden bergamot and cassia


Khosrow & Shirin 2012
Khosrow and Shirin are two lovers immortalized by ancient Persian poets. Khosrow is a handsome prince who is taken with tales of a beautiful princess living in a nearby kingdom. Khosrow, anxious to meet his future bride, can wait no longer and travels with his best friend to Shirin's land to meet her. Shirin is then courted with Khosrow's amazing feats of strength and daring until at long last, she's convinced that he's truly her soul mate.

Khosrow
Bold cardamom cream is exalted with scarlet carnation, golden frankincense and amber resin.


Shirin
Sweet and seductive: silken jasmine, royal rose, gentle geranium, vanilla blossom, red musk, sweet patchouli and molten honey.


Sir Lancelot & Lady Guinevere 2012
Torn between their loyalty to King Arthur and their desire for one another, it can be argued that the love between Guinevere and Lancelot weakened the integrity of the Round Table. Truly star-crossed lovers from the start, Lancelot and Guinevere never had a chance. Even after the death of Arthur, Lancelot was denied a final kiss from his beloved as she'd joined a convent with the intention of never seeing the face of Lancelot again.

Sir Lancelot
Aged leather, almond, shining musk, nutmeg, black tea, vanilla sugar and smoked sandalwood.


Lady Guinevere
Tuberose, sweet cream, juicy apricot, cherry blossoms, rosewood and the softest blush of pink grapefruit.

 

 

 
ANA MOAJABA BIK 2012

Moroccan

A complex and mysterious melange of black musk incense, white sandalwood, spicy red carnation, oud, and Moroccan geranium with a sparkle of sweet orange.

DON JUAN 2012

This sultry Spanish libertine's seductive folly led him straight to the gates of Hell, however the magnetic allure of his eponymous fragrance is nothing short of Heavenly.

Saffron and sable Moorish woods are seduced by bundles of white lavender, masculine amber and black musk.

HARLOT 2012

Biblically, harlots were devoted prostitutes who worked in service of the great goddess Astarte, the Syrian Venus.

Temple incense, dried blood red roses, labdanum, osmanthus, tuberose and oud.

RAVISHED 2012

Seduced by a scoundrel on the Seven Seas; a bodice-ripper in it's own right. Passionate pirate kisses plunder the depths of her black heart.

Sweltering Tahitian vanilla heat, a mahogany headboard, silken crimson sheets pulled tight and notes of golden honey ooze over mouth-watering coconut mounds.

SHEELA-NA-GIG 2012

She first appeared in the 11th or 12th century as a stone carving found on churches, castles and gates in Britain and Ireland and was believed to be an apotropaic charm – a true testament to the female mysteries.
Sheela-Na-Gig, often considered as a Goddess, is a powerful symbol of a woman's relationship with her sexuality, her body and the power that lies therein. She is depicted as a grinning bald woman displaying her exaggerated vulva for the world to behold. Imagine what would happen if we were proudly willing to share the most sacred parts of ourselves without reservation. Allow Sheela's bold defiance of misogyny to empower you!

A daring mix of enchanted herbs and flowers sacred to the ancient Celts of the British Isles evoke he feeling of watching the sun set behind the towering megaliths of Stonehenge: rolling green hills, dusky heather, the gossamer fruit of the Sidhe and sacred vervain.

SHUNGA 2012

Shunga were sexually explicit Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints produced in the 16th and 19th centuries. Men and women from all stations in life took great pleasure in these erotic "pillow books" as they were often given as gifts to newly-wedded couples. The lascivious images in these books were highly idealized, stylized and featured innumerable steamy situations with raw desire and opulent fantasy.

A suggestive blend of impassioned dark amber resin clinging to delicate white ginger lilies as tendrils of Asian opium smoke swirl about the charged atmosphere.

TÁIM IN NGRÁ LEÁT 2012

Irish Gaelic

An inspired scent that evokes swirling mists through ancient apple orchards, oak leaves, cool rain and emerald moss.

 

Happy New Year from Conjure Oils, natch!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Whether you loved it or hated it. you have to agree, 2011 was a hell of a year! Here is a small selection ranging from doom to death to decadence (all the good stuff!) to say sionara to the old year and howdy to the new! May good luck, prosperity, great health, and lots of love be yours in 2012!

~Vajra & the CO crew!

 

b'ak'tun 13 - APOCALYPSE SOON?

You may have heard a little rumor that a cerain Mayan calender is set to expire this year. (As an aside, why does this have to coincide with an election year AND during the year of the Dragon? As if I don't have enough to worry over, but I digress...) If this year is it, make it your best year ever! More YES less NO, less stay, more GO! See you on the other side.

Sin while you may: Black musk, leather, clove saturated patchouli and tobacco spiced with peppered Mexican chocolate and aged vanilla beans.

 

THE DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Full knee-deep lies the winter snow,
And the winter winds are wearily sighing:
Toll ye the church bell sad and slow,
And tread softly and speak low,
For the old year lies a-dying.
    Old year you must not die;
    You came to us so readily,
    You lived with us so steadily,
    Old year you shall not die.

He lieth still: he doth not move:
He will not see the dawn of day.
He hath no other life above.
He gave me a friend and a true truelove
And the New-year will take ’em away.
    Old year you must not go;
    So long you have been with us,
    Such joy as you have seen with us,
    Old year, you shall not go.

He froth’d his bumpers to the brim;
A jollier year we shall not see.
But tho’ his eyes are waxing dim,
And tho’ his foes speak ill of him,
He was a friend to me.
    Old year, you shall not die;
    We did so laugh and cry with you,
    I’ve half a mind to die with you,
    Old year, if you must die.

He was full of joke and jest,
But all his merry quips are o’er.
To see him die across the waste
His son and heir doth ride post-haste,
But he’ll be dead before.
    Every one for his own.
    The night is starry and cold, my friend,
    And the New-year blithe and bold, my friend,
    Comes up to take his own.

How hard he breathes! over the snow
I heard just now the crowing cock.
The shadows flicker to and fro:
The cricket chirps: the light burns low:
’Tis nearly twelve o’clock.
    Shake hands, before you die.
    Old year, we’ll dearly rue for you:
    What is it we can do for you?
    Speak out before you die.

His face is growing sharp and thin.
Alack! our friend is gone,
Close up his eyes: tie up his chin:
Step from the corpse, and let him in
That standeth there alone,
    And waiteth at the door.
    There’s a new foot on the floor, my friend,
    And a new face at the door, my friend,
    A new face at the door.

The old year makes way for the new: melting snow, a snuffed out candle flame and the sweet scent of hope fresh on new year's morn.

  OUT WITH THE OLD...
Oya's winds will blow! Sweep the carnage of the old year away and make room for something far more spectacular!

Cypress, black patchouli, oakmoss, lemon with a pinch of hyssop and rue added to the bottle.
  ...IN WITH THE NEW
All of the best in the new year! Love, light, life, money, friends, good times, peace of heart, mind and soul. Those resolutions can stick. WE CAN DO THIS!

Golden sandalwood drenched in amber with inspired ginger and a shimmering spray of olibanum and sweet orange.
 
 
 
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The Naughty List photo:
Model & styling by Hottie McNaughty
Photo by POC
Used with permission.
 

THE NAUGHTY LIST
Conjure Oils’ Yule 2011
Collection

Welcome to Conjure Oils’ 2011 Yule Collection, The Naughty List! Every year, we host a contest to challenge the citizens of Conjure County to come up with suggestions for their ideas of a holy grail Yule perfume design. The winners not only get $30 in Conjure Ca$h to indulge on anything at ConjureOils.com, they also get to be the envy of their friends and enemies alike! All winning entries are lovingly crafted into a unique perfume oils available for all to admire (and purchase!) on the Conjure Oils website throughout the Yuletide season, not to mention that the winner also receives a 5ml bottle of their perfume as well!

The parameters of the contest were fairly loose – a maximum of five entries per person illustrating concepts that could be as general or specific as the entrant desired. We had entries that ran the gamut from simply elegant (balsam fir and cranberries, call it Garlands) to intricately complex treatises on the origins of various Yule traditions (for example, an entry the length of five single-spaced typed pages explaining the origins of Krampus with the recommendation that the perfume be titled  Krampusnacht ist Wunderbar!)

Every year the entries increase in their creativity, cleverness, complexity of design and, well, length! :D I am SO proud of the citizens of Conjure County and the community that has been created around Conjure Oils. I want to extend a massive gesture of gratitude and bow deeply and reverently before everyone who entered, who told someone or who spread the word about the contest, to all who spread the word about Conjure Oils to anyone who would listen, all who taunted their foes with the majesty of our unpretentious honesty and the sincerity of our passions. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

So! On to the Naughty List! Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who entered! I loved reading all of your creative contributions and wished I could have used them all! Nonetheless, may your Yule be blessed, your Kwanzaa righteous, your Hanukkah glorious, your Christmas merry and your Winter Solstice secular!

Big love, hugs, blessings, light, life and joy from all of us at Conjure Oils & The Conjure Works!

Vajra, Sterling & Miss Lucy, too!

 

All three categories of Yule 2011 fragrances are available in one size, two styles:

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $18
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle Glass Roll-On -$19

Please indicate your desired size and fragrance from the drop down menus below then click the Add To Cart button to complete the selection.

The Yule Collection will be LIVE until January 15, or if supplies are exhausted.

 

THE NAUGHTY LIST
Despite our best efforts to kiss up to the big guy in red, sometimes we can't help but end up on the naughty list!

Fluffy marshmallows slowly toasted over the fireplace flames, buttered rum spiked steamed vanilla milk, cacao musk, swirling pipe tobacco and a snicker doodle bribe.

Hottie McNaughty
Washington, USA

 

HADES’ HOMECOMING
Even Gods get to go home for the holidays and Hades is no exception! Every Midwinter’s Eve He returns to Mount Olympus to share in the ambrosial nectar. Let us celebrate the Lord of the Dead’s slight reprieve with fragrant offerings of our own design.
Persephone's frosted garnet pomegranates, lightly bruised winter mint, snow-softened flames, Stygian incense smoke, Cerebus’ worn collar leather and the bittersweet tears of homecoming.

Nyx G.
California, USA

 

KAOS
The prehistoric abyss that gives birth to the Sun and all of creation.

Primeval black resin, hoary black musk, ancient leather, Prometheus’ fire and traces of ozone; a relic from the crack of lightning that created life in the primordial ooze.

 

NYX
Nyx is the exceedingly dark, beautiful, powerful and unknowable Greek goddess of the Night who witnessed the birth of all of creation. She is Mother of the deepest mysteries that have haunted humanity since the beginning of time: The Mother of Moros (Doom), Styx (Hate), Hypnos (Sleep) & Thanatos (Death) and many, many others. I’m sure Holiday celebrations at Mama Nyx’s house are serious business!

AT NIGHT
Franz Kafka

Deeply lost in the night.
Just as one sometimes lowers one’s head to reflect,
Thus to be utterly lost in the night. All around people are asleep.
It’s just play acting, and innocent self-deception, that they sleep in houses,
In safe beds, under a safe roof, stretched out or curled up on mattresses,
In sheets, under blankets; in reality they have flocked together
As they had once upon a time and again later in a deserted region,
A camp in the open, a countless number of men, an army, a people,
Under a cold sky on cold earth, collapsed where once they had stood,
Forehead pressed on the arm, face to the ground, breathing quietly.
And you are watching, are one of the watchmen,
You find the next one by brandishing a burning stick
From the brushwood pile beside you.
Why are you watching? Someone must watch, it is said.
Someone must be there.

Egyptian myrrh, amber resin, opium tar, antique patchouli, moonflower, black tea and tonka bean.

Kirsten B.
Georgia, USA

 

COLA DE MONO
“The Monkey’s Tail” in English, Cola de Mono is a traditional Chilean holiday drink that is similar to a White Russian. The Dude would approve!  “Hey man, there’s a beverage here!”

Hot buttered rum, scalded cream, spiced coffee liqueur and a splash of vanilla infused vodka.

Michelle H.
California, USA

 

PANCHA GANAPTI
Pancha Ganapti is a five day solstice celebration that takes place December 21st through the 25th in honor of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha. On the first day, the shrine is constructed by the family as a gesture of unity and worship and an icon of Ganesha is decorated with pine boughs, shimmering tinsel and a particular magical color. Each day the God is dressed in a new color and a particular sadhana, or spiritual practice, is focused upon by the family. By the last day, the celebrants are said to be overflowing with love for one another and showered with the blessings of Ganesha.

Beats passing out from turkey overdose in front of the TV if you ask me!

Coconut cream, caramelized sugar, cardamom, rosewater, fresh mango pulp, red musk, amber incense, a bouquet of champaca and a few grains of basmati rice.

Heather M.
Washington, USA

 

THE ICE QUEEN COMETH
Seated atop her gleaming crystalline carved ice throne, the regal Ice Queen prepares once more to rule the winter world. Tended to by snow sylphs and frost faeries she is powdered, perfumed and primped in her finest winter-white raiment and ready to mount her fantastic furred beast. She rides forth bringing with her winter's chill winds and icy darkness.

Hers is the fragrance of frost itself: arctic winds and frigid ice-rain drops that weave an icy web of glacial glamour.

 

SNOWCASTLE
A pale little girl sat in a field
Raising a castle from snow.
"You shouldn't be out here, you'll catch a cold!"
A passerby started to scold.
"I am out here, and here I shall stay, building my castles of snow.
For I'm all alone in this world and have no other place to call home."
"Little girl, don't you cry, for I've come bearing gifts;
Of warm, cozy nights
And daybreaks, so bright.
Just close your eyes and take hold my hand."
"Where are we going?"
"To your own winter wonderland."
With a snap of his fingers, and a clap of his hands
They shrunk to the size of two grains of sand
Then all of a sudden, the two were inside
A magnificent palace of ivory, so white.
Seated before an amber fire, lay the little girl's most sincere desire
A beautiful mother, with beauty and grace
And a father with a kind and generous face.
The little girl cried tears of absolute glee
As the passerby smiled, exiting silently.
From the little snow castle that was now the girl's home
No teardrops or sadness, just acres to roam.
As the kindly stranger went on his way
He waved a good-bye and boarded his sleigh.

The scent of holiday dreams come true: Powder fine sugar and snow, the stillness of clear iced amber, soft tendrils of hearth fire smoke and the welcoming gentle scent of oven fresh gingerbread slices dusted with just enough holiday magic.

Miranda S.
New Jersey, USA

 

MAUL SANTA 
Because Killer Klowns need holiday work, too!

Drunk before noon: Dark and boozy Bourbon vanilla, blackened coconut husk, toasted tonka bean, cherry pipe tobacco smoke and the suspicious scent of peppermint schnapps.

Leigh B.
Tennessee, USA

 

SLEIGHER
I’m dreaming of a black metal Christmas…  Somewhere in Norway a church is glowing, on Christmas Eve and the flames are spreading…

(I’m so going to Hell for this one.)

A Black Mass: Corrupted church incense, unholy water, Hell fire and the surprisingly pleasant scent of damnation.

Andrew D.
Oregon, USA

 

#OCCUPYTHENORTHPOLE
Why should Santa get all the credit? Let’s #OccupytheNorthPole and give props to some of the 99% that do all the work in the cold, white North - the reindeer!
This is in no way meant to demean or diminish the value or intention of the righteous #Occupy movement, of which I am in full support. In fact, the proceeds of the #OccupyTheNorthPole collection will be used to help us at Conjure Oils create care packages for the Occupants across the nation as need dictates. The packages will contain liquid antacid and empty spray bottles, protective eye wear, tincture of echinacea and goldenseal, zinc lozenges, toiletries, packs of new socks, fleece hats, mittens and hopefully brand new coats if the line generates enough funds!

DASHER
Dashing bergamot blossom, guaiac wood, cardamom pods, toasted cinnamon, black amber, benzoin resin, pimento berry and polished mahogany.

DANCER
Egyptian chamomile, rock rose, elemi resin, aged vanilla bean, sugared amber and dark patchouli SCO2.

PRANCER
Snow-dusted cypress branches, steaming coffee, vetiver root and patchouli wood.

VIXEN
Sweet honey, champaca blossom, vanilla orchid, ginger root and a sip of shimmering ruby pomegranate champagne.

COMET
Black pepper, nutmeg, clary sage, starry black vanilla musk, labdanum absolute and stellar white sandalwood.

CUPID
Sultry red musk, golden amber resin, red mandarin, crimson carnation and clove bud.

DONNER
White pine, pimento berry, violet leaf, hinoki wood, birch bark, Himalayan cedar wood, rainbow iris and olibanum.

BLITZEN
Lime zest, bergamot, night blooming jasmine, white tea, fresh skin musk, white amber, lily of the valley and brisk night air.

GINGERBREAD COVEN
Build-Your-Own-Gingerbread-Temple! Esmerelda, Inferna, Wendy, Terra and Marisol are back to celebrate Yule with you and have crafted all the goodies you’ll need to create the most delicious dwelling for all your spell castings!

INFERNA’S GINGERBREAD
Nothing says lovin’ like somethin’ from the coven and Inferna’s gingerbread is no exception! Hand mixed and baked to perfection: ginger root, sifted cake flour, molasses, brown sugar and a pinch of chili pepper. Inferna wouldn’t have it any other way!

TERRA’S SPICED GUMDROP GEMS
Terra spent all month in the candy caverns mining the perfect jelly gemstones that have just the right balance of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice!

MARISOL’S SEA SALT CARAMELS
Marisol’s caramels are a force of nature all on their own! Mouth-watering soft caramel, sugared milk, vanilla bean and a sprinkling of her own hand-harvested sea salt.

WENDY’S WICKED ICING
Wendy’s whipped up a batch of her royal icing: confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and cream.

ESMERELDA’S CANDY WANDS
Red and green swirls of peppermint hard tack candy sweetened with vanilla sugar and a hint of something sinister.

GHOST OF YULES PAST

A LA NANITA NANA
The cherubic scent of a sleeping infant's skin, the nourishing sweetness of mother's milk, holy white musk and the radiant golden glow of warm vanilla-infused amber angel wings.

Hillary L.
Pennsylvania, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

AURORA BOREALIS
Shivering frost notes cling to the boughs of fir and spruce whilst wisps of smoke from sacred wood fires swirl and undulate amid a wintry mix of chilled yew and cranberries sweetened with frozen vanilla.

Niki W.
United Kingdom
Yule 2010 Winner

CHOCOLATE CAT
Hot chocolate cream flavored with curls of blood orange peel and soft ginger fur. Hurrah for the Chocolate Cat!

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

I WANT TO BELIEVE (IN SANTA)
A suspicious mix of holiday cheer: vanilla syrup sweetened eggnog spiked with a dubious shot of spiced rum, garnished with a peppermint candy cane and a splash of doublespeak.

Vajra W.
Oregon, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

MIDNIGHT OF THE CENTURY
The otherworldly aroma of sacred offerings: resinous billows of frankincense and myrrh smoke, the built up wax from ages of burned beeswax candles, sacramental wine sweetened with milk and honey, slices of oven-fresh cranberry bread, garlands of holiday greens and flecks of gold foil from worn Byzantine saint icons.

Mark H. and the TIWWA Gang
UK/USA
Yule 2010 Winner

MOOSEMAS
Dark and rich chocolate mousse laced with the warmth and cheer of hazelnut liqueur and slivered almonds because things always get a little nutty at Moosemas!

Andrea F.
Wisconsin, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

POMME D’AMBRE
A juicy clove-studded orange is dusted with powdered cinnamon, ginger and orris root and hung from a scarlet ribbon to perfume the air with its ancient aroma.

Erin G.
Massachusetts, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

SHUT-EYE TOWN
Sweet lavender-infused vanilla cream, heliotrope blossoms and blue chamomile to soothe winter woes.

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

SNEGUROCHKA
Romantically tragic and withering: roses heavy with ice are thawed with a deep heart of oud and fiery ginger.

Christine
Oregon, USA
Yule 2008 Winner

SNOWBOUND
Frozen musk topped by worn leather, sultry sandalwood and a drop of sweetest honey.

Vajra W.
Oregon, USA
Yule 2008 Winner

STILLE NACHT
Atlas cedar, oakmoss, cold dry woods, faded cathedral incense and drifting snow.

Paula S.
Arizona, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

STIRICIDE
Icicles with evil agendas, ozone and the coppery tang of impending doom.

Krystal A./Maire I.
USA
Yule 2010 Winner

STROKES OF GOLD
Glimmering golden sandalwood, glittering vanilla blossoms and a shimmer of sweet clove bud.

VioletBlue
Florida, USA
Yule 2010 Winner

 
 
 
 
 

Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem! - Hallows 2011

Perhaps nothing pairs the horror and excitement of Halloween like a good old fashioned Haunted House attraction. Combining a festive carnival atmosphere with the terror of the unseen world, demented and tortured souls trigger the latent primal fears that dwell within the patrons as they stumble from room to room in the dim light, bearing witness to the ghastly scenes and ghoulish sights displayed before them.

Once a year the fear inspired by the Things that go Bump in the Night serves to entertain us; we're intellectually reassured by the mood lighting, fake blood & theatrics. Nonetheless, our psyches still question the artifice - the darkness and perceived danger is still very real to our pre-verbal lizard brains which send the appropriate signals to our nervous systems accordingly. Our hearts pound, our palms sweat. We're startled, scared out of our wits, screaming in horror and having the most fun we've had in ages!

Enter Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem! ...if you dare!

ENTER THE MANSION OF MAYHEM HERE!

Order the entire set of Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem and receive a free pip of Behind the Screams

Behind the Screams
Behind every bloody zombie, crazed clown, or deranged doctor, there's a team of (perhaps also slightly mad) individuals devoted to making your Halloween experience as exciting as possible. They shed sweat, tears, (and blood, more often than not) in the pursuit of making nightmares real, if only for a brief time, creating tombstones out of plywood and tentacled swamp beasts out of high-expansion spray foam and fabric leaves from Big Lots. To those who work Behind the Screams… we at Conjure Oils salute you!

Greasepaint, fog juice and latex rubber.


 

ENTER IF YOU DARE...

It's mid-October, not too long after dusk. A full moon hangs in the autumn sky, silhouetting the mostly-bare trees against a star-spattered sky as the car filled with you and your friends passes along a rural, two-lane road. Excitement is thick in the car, for tonight is special; not to be spent at the local night club or usual hangout, but a small, enticing ad in the newspaper brought word of something far better. Out here, on the edges of the city where the streetlights are few and far between, lies Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem promising thrills and chills appropriate for the Halloween-season. A terrifying phantasm that rises from the chill autumn mists only once a year, and only for the briefest period of time.

A hand-painted sign, illuminated by a couple of clamp lights attached to a bush, is the only marker for the road. The words are written in gothic, drippy, and almost absurdly macabre letters, along with a skeletal hand pointing the way. The entrance road is full of potholes and well rutted... it would almost look like you were headed down some long abandoned path if it weren't for the artificial jack-o'-lanterns serving as way-markers along the shoulder. At the end, a teenager in plastic flashing devil horns shows you to your parking spot with the wave of a red flashlight, and it's everyone out of the car.

The night is crisp and cool, the smells of popcorn, cotton candy, and fog juice hanging on the breeze as your party makes its way up to the entrance. There's a brief wait in line, giving you ample time to listen to the screams, snarls, and less identifiable noises issuing from behind the fence. and you get your tickets; moving to stand in line with the other guests. From the queue, it's hard to see much; a weathered wooden fence roughly eight feet tall allows only the barest glimpses of movement and light beyond. The facade, though, is the foreboding portico of a decrepit southern mansion, the weathered steps creaking ominously as each group is let in by the creepily-smiling butler in the mildewed tuxedo at the front door. Some distance away, the off-key tootling of a circus organ can be heard, tinny in the cold air.

Welcome, to Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem.
Enjoy your visit...

 

Slider

You've been in line close to an hour already, impatiently waiting beneath the decaying eaves of the Mansion. People around you chatter excitedly on cell phones or to each other in anticipation, watching the gaunt figure of the Talker shouting out to the crowd from his decrepit podium by the entrance.

Suddenly, with a horrible and unearthly scraping noise, a leggy zombie in greyish moldering rags races across the blacktop toward an unwitting teenager lost in her phone conversation.. Screeching, it crawls on its hands and knees as a shower of sparks explodes from underneath the creeping creature. In one smooth movement it lunges upright next to the oblivious teen, snarling and looming over her while she shrieks and nearly drops her phone in terror.

Sharp, startling, and sudden: grey mint, metallic lime, sparkling white grapefruit and pomegranate musk.

 

Lightless Maze

The creaking doors and cobwebbed foyer of the Manor lead into a dark hallway, one that grows ever more dim the further your group progresses. In time, there is nothing but inky blackness, peppered with nerve-wracking scrapings in the walls and the feeling of spiderwebs brushing your face, or something worse - are those bugs crunching underfoot? Is the floor tilting, or is it just your imagination? There's a faint yelp from the front of the party as the poor soul in the lead finds out about the turn at the end of the hall the hard way.

Soft black patchouli, silky midnight opium, warm black tea and a mysterious trace of obfuscated honey sweetness over shrouded black coconut and black musk.

 

Haunted Gallery

A thick black drapery separates the lightless hallway from one that is only slightly brighter. Blotchy, peeling wallpaper and dark oaken wainscoting stained with unknown mildews cover decrepit walls behind a series of paintings in dull gilded frames. Each one contains a formal portrait, though the subjects are human only in the loosest sense. Staring red eyes follow you from sunken sockets, faint eerie scrapings are heard from behind the flaking canvases, and one bulges out as you pass as if its subject were trying to reach through to the warm flesh on the other side. As your party reaches the end of the hall, the second portrait from the end slams down with a startling crash and the rotting shell of some decaying ancestor lunges through the opening with an unholy screech!

Once fine and glistening, the mahogany is now decayed and desiccated; blood amber soaks and stains the shredded canvas. Evocative of a heart filled with longing and regret.

 

Forgotten Attic

Scampering out of the hall of possessed portraits, you emerge into the dim, cluttered recesses of the Mansion's attic where you are informed that a young woman once took her life after she was abandon at the altar.. Cobwebs and dust cling to every surface and eerie shadows flicker across the rough walls. A ghostly figure in the shadows seems to watch you sadly as you go past; a headless dressmaker's dummy with a stained old wedding dress that ruffles in an unseen breeze. As your group edges nervously among the cargo trunks and splitting boxes, a faint scratching noise reaches your ears as if some small animal were trapped somewhere in the narrow stacks. As you near the exit, the scraping turns into the crashing of chains, and a shriek to see you out the door in a panicked exit!

A lifetime neglected then forgotten: weathered and crumbling grief-torn love letters wrapped in a cracked and worn leather satchel, an unused moth-ravaged satin and lace trimmed wedding gown, a dusty and faded dried bouquet of blood red roses and a string of pearls stained with a rusty red splatter of blood.

 

Something Under the Stairs
The back stairs of the attic lead down into the depths, a narrow and claustrophobic descent into pitch blackness. You almost make it to the bottom before the sharp rattle of chains and a low, ominous growl sends you skittering toward the next room.

Ebony wood, vetiver, black leather, tonka, thick black vanilla resin, haunted clove, scuppernong and a wisp of motia attar.

 

Vampire's Lair
Parting a thick velvet curtain, you find that the basement is less a forest of pipes and old junk and more a warren of hand-dug tunnels and caves. Niches in the stone walls hold candles and bones, aged books and ruined antiques. Amidst this blackened finery, a series of larger ledges hold coffins ranging from mildewed old toe-pinchers to fine, enameled steel. As you make your way between them, first one lid cracks open, then another, urging you to hurry onward. Suddenly, a lanky vampire in ruined Victorian garb lands heavily on a big metal coffin near the exit, hissing and clawing at you as you run past.

Damp and blood-soaked soil is buried deep under notes of blood orange, black roses, dragon's blood, clove incense, tobacco,red sandalwood, blood kyphi and blood musk sweetened with the tiniest trickle of bruised plum.

 

Junkyard Zombie
The winding catacombs end in a crumbling old crypt, but it seems that the ancient graveyard it rests in has been long forgotten… long enough that it's been consumed by a nearby junkyard. Ancient, nearly-illegible tombstones lie almost unseen between burned out cars, rusting oil barrels, and discarded appliances. A low groan from the darkness proves soon enough that those interred in this once-hallowed ground are less than pleased by the current state of their lodgings. First one, than another, the zombies lurch out of the rusting debris, staggering unstoppably after your group as they flee for the safety of the distant gate.

Chthonic and ancient: lichen-riddled headstones, Spanish moss, smushy soil, murky myrrh, frozen mist and the eerie glow of the will-o'-the-wisp.

 

Scarecrow Alley
Reaching the dubious safety of the junkyard gate, the path leading out dumps out not on the safety of a highway, but the tall, crackling rows of a fallow cornfield. After some time spent wandering through the stalks in the darkness, the path opens out into a short road lined on both sides with suspicious looking scarecrows. Weather and decay have rotted away some of the burlap and flannel of their clothing and the straw is mildew-blackened. Perhaps it's a trick of the moonlight or the few lanterns hanging on the fence, but there seems to be something awfully realistic about these unmoving effigies. Only moments after you pass, two of the scarecrows fling themselves off their crosses, landing on the path behind you! Thankfully there are brighter lights ahead!

Moonlit corn husk, fresh pumpkin gourd, crispy frost-covered hay.

 

Vortex Tunnel
You lose your unholy pursuit in the corn, finally reaching the safety of the lights you saw in the distance… only to find out someone has set up a carnival out here in the corn. The music piping from inside the great tent is cheery, but somehow off and disturbing, the notes off key and cracked turning their perky melody into a tune of complete derangement. A gaunt man in a ringmaster's costume stands by the entrance, accompanied by a shapely woman in spangled tights and a very nearly blank doll's mask. He grins wickedly, beckoning you to pass through the curtains held by his assistant and into the swirling darkness within.

Inside, you find yourself on a narrow walkway inside a tunnel painted with crazy psychedelic patterns. The motion of the tunnel makes the walkway twist and writhe, all but forcing you to close your eyes just to get through this fun-house of terror without falling down.

Sweet funnel cakes defiled by chaotic swirls of vanilla ice cream, topped with corrupt caramel syrup and washed down with hootch.

 

Dot Room
Finally clear of the disorienting vortex, you take a moment to clear your vision… even though it looks like the fluorescent afterimages of the previous room have followed you here. Wild splatters of paint and brightly glowing dots cover every surface of this otherwise jet-black room, making it not entirely clear where the walls actually are. As you start to pick your way through it, some of those dots seem to move… or is it just your imagination? Soon enough the reality is made abruptly clear as shapes impossible to define dart and lunge toward you, swirling around your party as you scrabble for the exit.

Cavity craven and all madness! Peaches, pears, plums, and grapes petrified with toothache inspiring levels of sugar.

 

Killer Klown
No rest for the wicked, though! The darkness of the Dot Room gives way to a brightly lit funhouse of warped mirrors, garishly painted arches, and flashing strobes. In the smoky chaos, yellow-fanged mad clowns dart, popping out of the peripheries with honking horns, crazed laughter, or bloodied hand tools. Withered corpses bound cruelly into exaggerated poses line the walls, mimicking tight wire acts, animal tamers, and side-show acts, each one more nightmarish than the next.

Spun sugar, vanilla-white greasepaint, molten marshmallow and cherry-syrup blood.

 

Chainsaw!
As you claw your way out of the smoke and strobe filled carnival of chaos, you find yourself in what looks like some sort of access corridor. Unpolished, unpainted wooden walls lead out toward the distant sound of the parking lot, and safety. But just as you're about to reach it, a man in a stained, filthy jumpsuit explodes out from behind a side door, and the roar of his bloodied chainsaw rips through the air. "Encouraged" by this occurrence, you and your friends tear out through the exit at a dead run, the sting of gasoline smoke and death still thick in your nostrils.

Terrifyingly harsh, oily and industrial. Oil smoke, gasoline, opium tar, leather and black musk.

 
THE WITCHES' COVEN
 
Inferna, the Blaze Witch

The fiery and temperamental member of the ensemble, Inferna leaves a trail of ash in her wake.

Myrrh ashes, singed cinnamon bark, smoked ginger and peppered clove-infused vanilla.
 
Esmerelda, the Plague Witch

Cheeriest member of the coven, Esmerelda's bubbly personality is in opposition to her power - to spread pestilence and woe at the snap of her greenish fingers.

Emerald green forest herbs crushed in a mortar and pestle and blended with resinous frankincense, wisteria and a drop of demon mint.
 
Wendy, the Tempest Witch

She will blow you away, literally. Having command over the wind makes Wendy a very happy and light-hearted witch!

Breeze-dusted lavender honey, broom straw, silver bells, wind-whipped willow and Mercurial musk.
 

Terra, the Tremor Witch

If you're looking for Terra, your best bet would be to look in the forest caves hunkered down with the brown bears and grey wolves, or tending to her sacred grove of yew and apple trees.

Earthy patchouli, juicy yew berry, apple wood, loam, lichen and a kiss of frost.

 
Stella, the Celestial Witch

Even when she's standing next to you, her silver eyes reveal that her mind is a million light years away, longing for another world to call home.

Otherworldly and bioluminescent flowers deepened with the blackness of a night sky littered with stars.
 
Marisol, the Tsunami Witch

Watch what you say around Marisol, she's sensitive and cries at the drop of a pointed black hat. Deeply caring and feeling, her power knows no bounds - the power to love.

Ocean mist, lunar musk, moonflower and white amber complicated by white grapefruit and vanilla sugar.
 

HALLOWS 2011 RESURRECTED

 

Abandoned Morgue 2011

Are you here on a dare and wishing you weren't, or is this your new nightly haunt? Either way, this old abandoned morgue has many stories to tell. Tonight we'll listen intently with the lights out!

Ghost of a bonfire, tonka bean, vanilla bourbon, Zanzibar clove, black amber and dark Indonesian patchouli.

 
Calavera de Azúcar 2011

Muscovado sugar, royal icing and meringue powder with a slight hint of metaphysical white musk.
 
Hänsel und Gretel 2011

A gingerbread house decorated with spice drops and butter cream frosting. The faint smell of a witch's brew filling the enchanted woods and roaring cook stove perfect for roasting a greedy little boy or girl.
 
Mara 2011

Mara is the Buddhist personification of Evil. Also known as Papiyan, ("more wicked") Mara (meaning "thirst" or "death") made every attempt possible to deter Siddhartha on his path toward Enlightenment by using armies of temptations such as: lust, hunger, thirst, sloth, cowardice, pride and fame, among others.

Bo tree bark, Indian sandalwood, thousand-petaled sacred lotus blossoms, warmed honey and pure vanilla absolute.
 

Mausoleum 2011

The dusty stillness of the afterlife: emerald moss, black orchids, cold stones and holy water.

 

Midnight Dreary 2011

Maybe it's the long winter looming around the corner? Perhaps it's the lengthening of the evening hours that signal the death of summer? Perchance it's simply sorrow for the lost Lenore? I couldn't tell you. But Poe's passion for the macabre (and maybe the love of laudanum) have led you down a dark path this evening. Will the sun ever rise again? In this midnight dreary mood, the answer is unlikely.

Pale ghost lilac and melancholy moonflowers decorate an elaborately antique mahogany table. Fig and clove, wafts of opium smoke hang heavy in the parlor as an open window carries a draft of night air and autumn leaves.

 

Murder of Crows 2011

Every fall they gather in murderous shrieking clusters blacking out the branches in the oak and apple trees across the street. They caw and cackle in a long-overdue maniacal avian family reunion from Hell.

The softest touch of black leather feathers, oak splinters, acorn, crumbled leaves and baked apples drizzled in brandy all illuminated by creamy vanilla moonlight

 
Ol' Scratch 2011

Ol' Scratch is a folksy epithet for Satan originating out of the legends of New England in the days before the Civil War. Some other pet names for the Prince of Darkness (other than Ozzy :D) are Old Nick, Old Bendy and Rodger (as in Jolly).

Thick slices of oven-fresh pumpkin bread slathered with butter and served with fresh cream and a drizzle of treacle
 

Punkin' Head 2011

Juicy, spicy pumpkin blended in with adorable creamy bits of cheesecake slathered in caramel sauce.

 
Succubus 2011

A demon who takes the form of a gorgeous human female specifically to seduce men. Like the incubus, the succubus may have been a scapegoat for infidelity or stray lust. Either way, the succubus has captured the imagination of men for ages, rousing all flavors of fear and fantasy.

African violet, sugar soaked vanilla, benzoin, coconut milk, triple cream, Egyptian sandalwood musk and red currant.
 

Witching Hour 2011

A midnight walk through the pumpkin patch on All Soul's Eve.

Spiced pumpkin, falling leaves, a black velvet cloak to pull close for warmth and a frankincense candle offering for the spirits residing in the nearby cemetery.

 

 

Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem! Hallows 2011, The Witches' Coven and Hallows 2011 Resurrected will be undead until the end of November, or supplies are exhausted. Whichever comes first.

CREDITS:
Madame Victoria's Mansion of Mayhem
Concept & Artwork by Paula Schricker
Intro Copy by Vajra, Story Intro by Paula
Perfume Description Copy by Paula (mostly) & Vajra
Perfumes Created and Hand-Blended by Vajra