Happy Lunar New Year! Wood Horse is live!
Love is in the air! — or, at least, a reasonable facsimile. February is rushing upon us, and that can only mean one thing ‘round these parts…
This season, we have invited a selection of love and lust deities to join us in Excolo:
Our main Lupercalia update contains some new loves alongside a few old flames, plus a selection of Black Phoenix scents transformed into chocolate-covered delicacies —
++ LUPERCALIA 2014
++ LUPERCALIA: BOX OF BONBONS
Because I adore Swinburne with the force of a thousand (tortured, gloomy, Byronic) fiery suns, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is singing his paean to love in death —
++ LUPERCALIA: A BALLAD OF DEATH
My master that was thrall to Love
Is become thrall to Death.
And, of course, there are the Shungas —
++ NOVEL IDEAS FOR SECRET AMUSEMENTS VII
A limited edition Salon series celebrating the joy, humor, playfulness, and thrill of sexual intercourse through scent interpretations of Edo era Japanese erotic art.
This is a Limited Edition series that will run from 25 January 2014 until 17 April 2014. No imp’s ears are available for this series.
While we have listed the notes of these scents for your edification and convenience, we prefer not to offer any descriptive passages for these scents.
The goblins are feelin’ frisky over at the ‘Post!
We have two Lupercalia massage oils –
++ LUPERCALIA MASSAGE OIL
Strengthens emotional bonds and cultivates blossoming love: bourbon vanilla with ylang ylang, Roman chamomile, and white honey.
Bolsters sexual vigor, stimulates sensuality, and inspires relaxation: cacao with coconut, vanilla cream, and shea.
And one (slightly narcissistic) Lupercalia bath oil –
++ LUPERCALIA BATH OIL
Inspired by the art of Félicien Rops.
An exercise in self-love: sugared jasmine with vanilla and black orchid.
Bath salts are back!
++ LUPERCALIA BATH SALTS
LOVE BATH SALTS
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
– Oscar Wilde
Pink roses, sugared pomegranate, apple blossom, white ginger, and velvet-white vanilla.
LUST BATH SALTS
Unfailing golden arrows dipped in lust: shimmering amber and copal with red musk, red patchouli, beeswax, hay sugar, and a drop of Turkish rose.
Plus two new hair glosses to assist you in achieving that tousled, just-got-schtupped look (and scent!) –
++ LUPERCALIA HAIR GLOSS
‘There is a budding morrow in midnight:’ –
So sang our Keats, our English nightingale.
And here, as lamps across the bridge turn pale
In London’s smokeless resurrection-light,
Dark breaks to dawn. But o’er the deadly blight
Of love deflowered and sorrow of none avail,
Which makes this man gasp and this woman quail,
Can day from darkness ever again take flight?
White honey, camellia, and tobacco.
A goblin’y take on Smut! Smutty Goblin Musk sweetened with sugar and tonka, and woozy with dark booze notes.
And two atmosphere sprays to help you get in the mood –
++ LUPERCALIA ATMOSPHERE SPRAYS
BEHIND THE SCENES
Inspired by the art of Félicien Rops.
Vin de Bourgogne with smoky beeswax, a splash of rose water, cracked pomegranate, bruised, fallen lily petals, and a smear of tobacco absolute.
TRADING POST DUNGEON
Whips, chains, goblin-sized leather harnesses, and Excitable Goblin Musk!
This season, Black Phoenix Trading Post is embarking on its own sojourn through the Floating World with shunga-inspired baths and atmosphere sprays –
++ NOVEL IDEAS FOR SECRET AMUSEMENTS: FOR THE BATH
A PECULIAR GAME OF SHOJI
Rosewood, red currant, green tea, and caramelized sugar.
EROTIC IMAGES OF SPRING EVENINGS
Florentine Iris, white almond, and golden honey.
PRELUDE TO THE BATH
White tea, golden apricot, and orange blossom.
THE SHINING DIMPLE OF LOVE
Vanilla orchid, vanilla absolute, and black tea leaf.
++ NOVEL IDEAS FOR SECRET AMUSEMENTS ATMOSPHERE SPRAYS
DISCUSSION ON THE FIRST CLIMB OF THE MOUNTAIN OF PASSION
Sugared vanilla rose, pink carnation, pink peppercorn, cistus, Oman frankincense, white peony, white moss, and lemon peel.
EVENING ON THE VERANDA
Cypress boughs swaying in a crisp night breeze, with red sandalwood incense and blood grass.
FEMALE BEAUTY IN SPIDERWEB KIMONO
White fig, tea leaves, oakmoss, and lilac blossoms.
LOVERS WITH TORTOISESHELL HARIGATA
Aged patchouli and ambrette with burgundy pitch, labdanum, orange blossom, gurjum balsam, and white sandalwood.
Sweet tonka, ambrette seed, golden musk, and smoky myrrh.
And that, my beloved, is all the smut that’s fit to print. May your Lupercalia be lustful, lewd, and filled with filth!