kore: (Athens - BPAL)
Moi ([personal profile] kore) wrote in [community profile] smellsgood2017-10-02 03:51 pm

BPAL Halloweenies

It's the most wonderful time of the year! What are you planning on getting, if anything? Notes behind the cut.

All Souls 2017 – An incense blend that invokes the higher qualities of mercy and compassion, mingled with the soft, sugared currant scent of offertory soul cakes.

Apple Butter Rum – Spiced rum with cinnamon, apple butter, nutmeg, and thick vanilla cream.

Cardamom Cream Pumpkin Cake – Thick lumps of pumpkin cake with cardamom-cream frosting and a dusting of cinnamon.

Chocolate Blood – A sideways ode to Hitchcock’s Psycho, by way of Bosco Chocolate Syrup.

Cinnamon Chai Cupcake – A cozy accompaniment on chilly autumn nights.

Day of Skulls – White sandalwood, beeswax, and frankincense crowned by hydrangea, rose, and kantuta blossoms, dressed with tobacco, cocoa leaves and flowers from the sacred Cactus of the Four Winds.

Dead Leaves, Hemp, Mossy Soil, Frankincense, and Oudh

Dead Leaves, Pineapple, Patchouli, and Vetiver

Dead Leaves, Tuscan Leather, White Amber, and Mimosa Blossom

Dirge – Yew berries and cypress boughs, ropes of kelp and sea spray.

Feeding the Dead – A barrel of beer, a pyramid of cakes, and three sticks of incense.

Hallow-e’en, 1914 – A welcome for the home-coming dead: an incense of dried ivy and maple leaf with honeyed fig, black cypress, and grave dirt.

Haunted Seas – Seaspray and flecks of foam welling with opoponax and labdanum’s sepulchral moans.

In a Whispering Gallery – Marbled white iris, white tobacco flower, Italian bergamot, white leather, and Mysore sandalwood.

La Calavera Catrina – The Lady of the Graveyard! Autumn leaves, wild roses, bourbon vanilla, dry chamomile, and a bouquet of bright chrysanthemums and Mexican marigolds.

October – Dry, cold autumn wind. A rustle of red leaves, a touch of smoke and sap in the air.

Pumpkin Brownies – Swirled with caramel and topped with sour cream frosting.

Pumpkin Chypre – A gleaming auburn chypre shot through with streaks of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Sugar 2017 – Crystallized glittering shards of lightly spiced pumpkin sugar.

Samhain 2017 – Truly the scent of autumn itself — damp woods, fir needle, and black patchouli with the gentlest touches of warm pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, allspice, sweet red apple and mullein.

September Midnight 2017 – A myrrh-darkened amber chypre sweetened by newly-ripened black pomegranate.

Sugar Skull 2017 – Vibrant with the joy and sweetness of life in death! A blend of five sugars, lightly dusted with candied fruits.

The Apparition – Quicksilver-cold and heartless: white sandalwood, immortelle, zdravetz, and oudh.

The Witch Bride 2017 – Pale and lovely, with eyes belladonna-wide: hemlock blossoms and ghostly nightshade veiled by wisteria, white frankincense, black amber, and narcissus resin.

Dead Leaves and Squished Candy Corn
Dead Leaves, Black Plum, Bitter Clove, and Oudh
Dead Leaves, Bourbon, Black Cherry, and an Orange Twist
Dead Leaves, Coconut, and Champaca Blossom
Dead Leaves, Lemon Verbena, and Cedar
Dead Leaves, Tuscan Leather, White Amber, and Mimosa Blossom
Dead Leaves, Violet Candy, and Sugar Crystals

Pumpkin Spice Cathedral – Pumpkin spiced incense smoke!
Pumpkin Spice Embalming Fluid – Pumpkin spice that funeral home!
Pumpkin Spice Harlot – Pumpkin spice that brothel!
Pumpkin Spice Opium Poppy – Pumpkin spiced euphoria!
Pumpkin Spice Perversion – You dirty bird.
Pumpkin Spice Shoggoth – Bursting bubbles of self-luminous pumpkin spice!
Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil – Pumpkin spice them carnies!

Chiroptophobia (Fear of Bats) – A flutter of leather becomes a swarm of buffeting musks, tangled with a white flash of sandalwood and near-inaudible shrieks of eucalyptus and elemi.

Coimetrophobia (Fear of Cemeteries) – Upturned earth, moss-damp and thick with creeping things. A shard of mahogany from a broken casket. Creaking marble doors pushing open under moonlit skies.

Hemophobia (Fear of Blood) – Crimson splatter, pulsating with blackened vetiver.

Nebulaphobia (Fear of Fog) – Sinuous, suffocating tendrils of grey ambergris, white frankincense, and cade.

Samhainophobia (Fear of Halloween – Menacing vetiver, patchouli, and clove with a shock of bourbon geranium, grim oakmoss, and dread-inspiring balsams pierce the innocuous scent of autumn leaves.

Blood Squib
Bobbing for Apples
Graveyard Dirt
Papier-Mâché Ghost
Plastic Pumpkin Candy Tub
Pumpkin Spice Everything
Unsettling Clear Plastic Mask

++ Weenies 2017 - The Tell-Tale Heart
Groan of Mortal Terror – Opaque grey amber and opoponax swelling up like thick smoke, pressed under the weight of baleful tobacco.

I Heard Many Things in Hell – Hearken and observe: black iris, French lavender, Roman chamomile, and frankincense.

Over-Acuteness of the Senses – Hyper-aware, swirling with delusions: orange blossom, lemon balm, and clove.

Singularly At Ease – Rum cakes and black tea, blueberry scones and biscuits.

Stealthily, Stealthily – A dim ray upon the vulture eye: smoked violets and bulbous orris, threads of crumbling lavender, and wet iris butter.

Suspicion of Foul Play – Clean wood floors, a clean tub, clean, clean, clean, with no stain of any kind, no blood-spot whatsoever.

The Dead Hour of the Night – Mist-shrouded pine and moonflower creeping over flaccid opium poppies.

The Dreadful Silence of That Old House – Polished mahogany blanketed by myrrh.

The Eye of a Vulture – Milky white fluid obfuscating a pale, lilac-blue iris.

The Hellish Tattoo of The Heart – Blood musk and pulsating black pepper, a throb of bitter almond, and cracked pimento.

The Mournful Influence of the Unperceived Shadow – Unutterable dread: thick black patchouli, shadow musk, myrrh, and threads of hot saffron mired in sweet, viscous labdanum.

The Wild Audacity of My Perfect Triumph – A jubilant and deranged lime absinthe.

Violent Gesticulations – An erratic pomegranate mint, high-pitched and flailing with eucalyptus, above a throbbing core of black musk.

You Fancy Me Mad – Percolating with derangement: flashing spikes of orange blossom, neroli, lemon, and bitter clove in a bubbling mass of opoponax, patchouli, and thick, black vetiver.

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