A decidedly unearthly aura is manifest upon this Samhain...meld with the shadows courtesy of our mysterious dark pumpkin fragrance...woodsmoke and Autumnal woods mingle in alchemistic fashion with a delectably spicy pumpkin blend.
From Moderor de Caliginis (aka The Black Guide), tenth edition, c. late 1990s
Hemwicke, MA (population: 207)
Located west of Arkham and south of Aylesbury, this hamlet upon the banks of the Miskatonic is primarily known for its’ Autumnal observations, such as the Festival of the Black Herd, in honor of the unusual deer population of the area, which local legend claims is bountiful when the town enacts the proper rituals to ensure their survival. Bonfires are erected each night and singing and dancing in the local custom can be observed. Also popular is the Gourd Festival, celebrating the blood-red pumpkins grown and harvested by family farms in the local environs, offering all manner of pumpkin-related delights, such as the famous Crepuscular Cookies only available during the week of All Hallows. Hayrides and guided walks are also offered, though visitors should be aware that one is required to sign a waiver stating the town is not responsible for those who may become lost during such an activity. The woods surrounding Hemwicke are, to quote one local who wishes to remain anonymous, “hungry.”
(with apologies to HPL & Laird Barron)
Scent: Dark smokey woods and spicy pumpkin.
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
PUMPKIN ~ Fertility, plenty, abundance, prosperity. Male sexual stimulant.
OAK ~ A wood of masculine and projective energy. It symbolizes endurance, triumph, strength, power, prosperity, and heroism.
SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
SMOKE ~ In addition to the attributes of whatever is being burned (resins, woods, etc), smoke is for cleansing, purification, renewal, consecration, concealment and celebration. It is also the foremost mode of communication from this world to the realm of spirits and the gods.
GINGER ~ Fiery and fortifying, induces passion. Intensifies love spells and success spells. Love, money, success, power. Ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.
ALLSPICE ~ Luck, health, prosperity, money.
FRANKINCENSE ~ Purification, consecration, protection, exorcism. Associated with silver and the moon.
Created by: Mara ~ Love Potion® Magickal Perfumerie
Description by: Julie ~ Luna65
Model: Maria Markovic
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Pheromones are sterile lab recreations of human bodily secretions. They are used as perfume additives, and like scent notes, can help create an aura or evoke an emotion.
They are not hormones or steroids, and do not cause physiological change such as a drug might. They do not require the presence of a human VNO organ. They are essentially scent notes, chemical messages that are interpreted through the brain when inhaled.
They do not override a person's free will, and cannot make anyone do something they do not want to do. They are not just for sexual conquest, though that is one of their purposes.
Please see this excellent article on the subject of smell and emotion, thank you.
We craft perfumes with intent as our starting point, & while we call this "magic" to be cute & fun, what we do is really a mixture of art & science. It's a fact that scents effect people's feelings & opinions; you can subtly influence people using aromas. This is our expertise.
When we craft a potion for love, what we are doing is helping to make the wearer appear approachable, cuddly, or seductive based upon known responses to the ingredients...vanilla & honey being among the most reliable attractants of this kind.
For a money potion, we choose ingredients that give off a clean and professional aura, which in turn can help give the impression that the wearer is reliable, dependable & worthy of investment.