For those who prefer their daily grind on the dark side...come visit a certain gloomy coffeehouse where the house blend is certain to bring you back from the (un)dead. An eye-opening eldritch concoction of roasted coffee beans with the incensual wonders of nag champa and Tunisian opium as well as deep resinous vibrations of Indian sandalwood, amber, frankincense and dragon’s blood, adorned with exotically fragrant champaca flower and just a touch of aromatic fennel.
From Moderor de Caliginis (aka The Black Guide), seventeenth edition, c. mid 2010s
Attractions of Hemwicke, MA
Main St and 11th.
As big city purveyors of caffeinated beverages have not extended their influence into this particular region of Massachusetts, locals and visitors alike must content themselves with this establishment, located in the main retail district of Hemwicke. Housed in a building which dates back to the late 1600s (though the evidence of colonization in this area of the state is said to stretch back even farther, according to local legend) it is quite an atmospheric and odd place to queue for one’s morning brew, but the coffee itself is quite delicious if you ask most patrons, though one recent visitor was heard to inquire “Is this a coffeehouse or a Gothic opium den?” The answer, in truth, may be “Both.” as the wait staff is black-clad and a bit surly, though also strangely attractive. Also available for purchase are t-shirts bearing the establishment’s motto: Mourning Glory: because you’ll sleep when you’re dead.
(with apologies to HPL & Laird Barron)
Scent: Rich coffee incense.
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
COFFEE ~ Focus, stamina, concentration, determination.
SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
DRAGON’S BLOOD ~ Entices errant lovers to return, increases power of other ingredients. Love, protection, exorcism, potency.
POPPY (OPIUM) ~ Fertility, prosperity, love. Deepens feelings, instills calmness. Imagination, pleasure, wealth, success.
FRANKINCENSE ~ Purification, consecration, protection, exorcism. Associated with silver and the moon.
FRANGIPANI ~ Trust, confidence.
CHAMPACA FLOWER ~ Grief relief, ritual offering, spiritual awareness.
FENNEL ~ Healing, protection, purification, ecstasy, sexual potency.
Created by: Mara ~ Love Potion® Magickal Perfumerie
Description by: Julie ~ Luna65
Model: Thi Lai
Photographs Courtesy of Zoe of WIcked VIsIon Photography (c) 2021
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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.