We desired to create a thoroughly Fall fragrance which also pays tribute to the ritual of ofrenda - the altar of offerings erected during Dia de los Muertos in cemeteries and other spaces, featuring an array of objects which symbolize the concerns of both the spiritual and material worlds, the relationship between the living and the dead, and the everlasting bonds of love and memory. Spirits are certainly a libation to have on hand to welcome those returning souls so that they may once again enjoy the pleasures of the physical plane. We’ve brought rum and bourbon to the party along with some crimson touches of pimento leaf and red and black pepper EOs, plus the Autumnal-appropriate woodiness of Palo Santo and dry oak and leaves.
Scent: Red Rum! Red Rum!
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
FERMENTED ALCOHOLS: WINE, BEER, HARD LIQUOR, ETC ~ Intoxicant, used as an offering or appeasement for Gods, used in love spells, and celebratory spells.
PALO SANTO ~ Cleansing and purification, banishment of negative energy, attraction of positive energy, raises vibrational frequency.OAK ~ A wood of masculine and projective energy. It symbolizes endurance, triumph, strength, power, prosperity, and heroism.
PEPPER ~ Protection, fidelity, dispels envy and evil, exorcism, breaks hexes.
Created By: Mara Fox in collaboration with Israel Diaz, Brenda Castillo and Sacha Delgado.
Description By: Julie Skaggs ~ Luna65
Artwork: Mara and an AI Bot!
This year’s Autumn-Winter collection features an inspired collaboration with three dear friends of Latin American heritage: Israel Diaz and Brenda Castillo from Mexico, and Sacha Delgado from Puerto Rico, with the creation of an affectionate and mindful salute to the hallowed holiday observance of Dia de los Muertos, which is now celebrated in various countries and has taken root in popular culture worldwide. The scents of this celebration - to honor those loved ones who have passed on and remember their lives, as well as to remind the living that Life is sweet and should be enjoyed in the embrace of friends and family - can be found within these 13 fragrances, all aspects of traditions which stretch back (in some cases) centuries. Meditative and delicious, warm and ornate, and even a bit spooky - we hope you enjoy these lovingly-crafted fragrances and allow them to add a little MAGIC to your life!