I Too Beneath Your MoonOut of Stock
I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex,
Go forth at nightfall crying like a cat,
Leaving the lofty tower I laboured at
For birds to foul and boys and girls to vex
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Vanilla cream, white patchouli, French lavender, bergamot, and apple.
Importune Me No MoreOut of Stock
You dainty dame, for that you be so coy,
I will so pluck your plumes as you shall say no more:
Go, go, go, seek some other where, importune me no more.
– Queen Elizabeth I
Red roses, red carnation, and grandiflorum jasmine grounded by regal amber and sweet, dark patchouli.
LuperciOut of Stock
Piss off, Saint Valentine! Lupercalia is an ancient Roman celebration, held on February 15th, that kicked in the advent of Spring with a very, very festive purification, fertility and sexuality ritual. The ritual began near the cave of Lupercal on the Palatine, an area sacred to Faunus, as well as Ruminia, Romulus and Remus. During Lupercalia, Vestal Virgins first made offerings of sacred cakes to the fig tree under which the she-wolf suckled the Sacred Twins. A dog and two goats were then offered in sacrifice to Faunus. The blood of the sacrifice was smeared onto two naked patrician youths, who were assisted by the Virgins, and the blood was wiped clean with sacred wool dipped in milk. The youths donned the skins of the sacrificial goats, wielding whips made from the goat skins, and then led the priests and the Virgins around the pomarium, and around the base hills of Rome. This was a ceremony of great happiness and merriment, and was of particular interest to young women: being touched by the goat-whips young men that led the procession ensured their fertility in the coming year. It is believed that, after the initial rite, male participants would draw the name of an available maiden, with whom he spent the rest of the night. This scent is for the Luperci, the Chosen of Faunus, the Brothers of the Wolf: raw, down and dirty patchouli, Gurjam balsam, and essence of Sampson Root sweetened with the heightened sexuality of beeswax, virile juniper, oakmoss, ambrette seed over honey and East African musk.
SmutOut of Stock
Three swarthy, smutty musks sweetened with sugar and woozy with dark booze notes.
Womb FurieOut of Stock
In the middle of the flanks of women lies the womb, a female viscus, closely resembling an animal; for it is moved of itself hither and thither in the flanks, also upwards in a direct line to below the cartilage of the thorax and also obliquely to the right or to the left, either to the liver or spleen; and it likewise is subject to falling downwards, and, in a word, it is altogether erratic. It delights, also, in fragrant smells, and advances towards them; and it has an aversion to fetid smells, and flees from them; and on the whole the womb is like an animal within an animal.
— Aretaeus the Cappadocian
Oh, that wily womb! Hippocrates and his followers considered the womb a mobile creature, causing mayhem as it writhed its way through a woman’s body. Sometimes this ornery organ, due to lack of sexual activity, would create conflicts within a woman’s system or would become blocked itself, causing anxiety, nervousness, water retention, and sleeplessness. With the assistance of doctors, nursemaids, hand tools, or, occasionally, self-manipulation, this vexing condition could be alleviated through hysterical paroxysms.
Or, as we call it nowadays: orgasm.
An itch that needs to be scratched: Snake Oil and three types of honey.
Lupercalia 2017 - Box of Chocolates
We’re not always all about death, sex, and debauchery. We like chocolate, too!
Dark Chocolate, Red Pepper Flake, and Dried Red FruitsOut of Stock
Dark Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cardamom-Infused CaramelOut of Stock
Milk Chocolate, Cacao Cream, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Coffee AbsoluteOut of Stock
White Chocolate and Asian PearOut of Stock
White Chocolate, Marshmallow, Honey, and Goat’s MilkOut of Stock
Lupercalia 2017 - Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements
We have listed the notes for your edification and convenience. However, as with all of our visual art sets, we prefer not to offer any descriptive passages for these scents in order to maximize the visual / olfactory experience.
Novel Ideas For Secret Amusements is a Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Salon Limited Edition series, running from 9 February 2017 until 13 April 2017.
Historic Japanese erotica is presented within, and thus, this exhibit contains explicit depictions of sexual acts and nudity.
Viewer discretion is advised.
A Source of Sexual Knowledge to Individuals and CouplesOut of Stock
Green tea and honey with a touch of wasabi.
Adventure with Bandits in a KagoOut of Stock
Nectarine and pearl peach, white frankincense, and gardenia.
An Interlude After SakeOut of Stock
Fir needle and white tea with crushed fresh ginger, white amber, apricot, and oakmoss.
Beneath the KotatsuOut of Stock
Cedarwood, orange blossom, Florentine iris, and golden vanilla.
Cave of TreasuresOut of Stock
Sweet amber and golden honey, cream accord, blue lilac, and a drop of cardamom.
Consoling Pussy of Horse Face MountainOut of Stock
Tuberose incense, blue wisteria, and oakmoss.
Delightful Visitor Among the HaystacksOut of Stock
Chrysanthemum incense and red carnation.
Diligent Instruction for the Bridal NightOut of Stock
Sugar dusted strawberries and mallow blossoms.
Entertaining the Heian Court MaidenOut of Stock
Honey oudh and bourbon vanilla.
Enthusiastic Afternoon LiaisonOut of Stock
White sandalwood, sweet incense, cypress, ambrette seed, champaca, and lotus pods.
Festival OrgyOut of Stock
Soft mosses, lotus petals, bamboo wood, ylang ylang, and vanilla sandalwood.
Flickering LanternOut of Stock
Beeswax, tobacco leaf, a whiff of smoke, and purple rose petals.
Grappling OctopusOut of Stock
Green tea and honey with orange peel, hay absolute, bergamot, and cypress.
HoîruOut of Stock
Bourbon vanilla and suede leather, tonka and patchouli, pale amber and blackened tea leaf, coconut husk and cashmere.
ImprovisationOut of Stock
White tea, fig, honey, and sweet olive.
Jinbari Nyûdô Bobo DokisuOut of Stock
Blueberry musk, lotus, and green tea.
KarikkotsuOut of Stock
White oud and white sandalwood, iris pallida, blonde woods, and pink pepper.
Keichu Nyoetsu Warai DoguOut of Stock
Proceeds from this blend will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Golden sandalwood, soft leather, champaca resin, and coconut.
Kitten with Shamisen Daydreams of a Phallus PalanquinOut of Stock
Rice milk, white musk, and pear.
Lovers Embrace Under a Cock KimonoOut of Stock
Amber and balsam peru with patchouli, blood orange, and rose geranium.
Maiko with Hair UnboundOut of Stock
Goat’s milk, coconut, rice milk, honey carnation, and sugar.
The Midnight Reunion with His Lost WifeOut of Stock
Hinoki wood, grave moss, vetiver, and cypress.
Lupercalia 2017 - Pleasures of the Imagination
How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature resists us, we devastate the world, we repopulate it with new objects which, in turn, we immolate. The means to every crime is ours, and we employ them all, we multiply the horror a hundredfold.
IOut of Stock
Black amber, leather, and myrrh.
IIOut of Stock
White tobacco, leather, and white sandalwood.
IIIOut of Stock
Turkish tobacco, black leather, cinnamon, benzoin, and smoked honey.
IVOut of Stock
White tea blossom, jasmine sambac, white musk, and leather.
VOut of Stock
Black leather, red sandalwood, orris root, tobacco absolute, oakmoss, and sweet patchouli.
Lupercalia 2017 - The Devil’s Lovers
DIABOLICAL BEAUTY COMES TO DOWNTOWN ARKHAM
The Devil’s Lovers: the Erotic Art of Félicien Rops
on view at the Pickman Gallery from February 8 to April 13, 2017
Arkham, MA (Feb 1, 2017)— On view from February 8 through April 13, 2017, at Pickman Gallery, Arkham, MA, The Devil’s Lovers: the Erotic Art of Félicien Rops showcases the work of the renowned Belgian illustrator, engraver, and printmaker, exploring the themes of death and eroticism, and the defiance inherent to Satanic symbolism that is essential to his work. The Devil’s Lovers was generously lent to Pickman Gallery from Abbess Madgalena Eva of Łódź‘s private collection, which was previously housed by Le Couvent des Sœurs du Plaisir du Diable in Brussels.
Rops spent two years in Belgium evading creditors, where he fell under the spell of the poet Charles Baudelaire. Their friendship profoundly affected Rops’ aesthetic, and he began to express his own tortured misanthropy through macabre erotic illustrations and his social observations through sex-charged grotesqueries and Baudelarian phantasmagoria. This collection of Rops’ artwork is a celebration of death, sex, and political and social rebellion, all reflected through a distinctly Mephistophelean lens.
A private reception and Black Mass will be held at Pickman Gallery during the lunar eclipse on February 11, 2017, from midnight until 3am. RSVP required. Refreshments provided by Dagon Hollow Vineyard, Zadok’s Sushi Barn, and the Old Arkham Cheese Shoppe. The reception will be preceded by an open-air lecture in the galley veranda, “Power and Sexuality Among Society’s Disinherited”.
The Devil’s Lovers was made possible by the charitable support of Elizabeth Barrial, director of the Black Phoenix Foundation for the Arts, and TJ Barrial, Visual Arts Professor and Department Chair at the Dunwich Academy of Arts, and a grant generously provided by the Arkham Women’s Knitting Club and Social. The exhibition was organized for the Celephaïs Athenæum by Brian Constantine, Curator of Sculpture for the Clark Ashton Smith Memorial Gallery.
About the Pickman Gallery
The Pickman Gallery is the Miskatonic Valley’s premier privately-owned art gallery. Founded in 1923 by interdimensionally renowned portrait artist Richard Upton Pickman, the Gallery offers the Miskatonic Valley community a dynamic roster of stimulating, dread-provoking exhibitions and enriching public programs. Though the Pickman generally focuses on Aestheticism and Decadence, nearly all artistic movements have been represented throughout the years. Exhibitions organized by the Pickman have featured the works of both local and international artists, and have encompassed all of the visual arts, including printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, film, and performance.
À Un Dîner D’AthéesOut of Stock
White lavender and ambrette seed, grey patchouli, rum absolute, and vetiver.
Dans Les CoulissesOut of Stock
Red musk, orris root, and bergamot with blackcurrant, pink pepper, and red leather accord.
Danse de la MortOut of Stock
White sandalwood, opium tar, tobacco leaf, and white amber.
Détritus HumainOut of Stock
Sweet red vetiver, 13-year aged patchouli, mahogany oudh, and shadow musk.
Die BegierdeOut of Stock
Pink rose petals, rose water, sugared carnation, and white cognac.
EffronterieOut of Stock
White flowers and brittle white musk with a streak of pomegranate.
Étude de DéshabilléOut of Stock
Black amber, 7-year aged patchouli, cashmeran, and tobacco leaf.
FaunOut of Stock
Scattered leaves, fir needle, and thick honey musk.
HumaniteOut of Stock
Tuberose, white peach, orange blossom, lemon peel, and caramelized vanilla.
Initiation SentimentaleOut of Stock
Wisteria and white sandalwood with lilac, white tea, champaca, black pepper, benzoin, and white clove.
L’AgonieOut of Stock
Apricot and blood orange with dragon’s blood absolute, golden vanilla, chamomile, white honey, and oudh.
L’EnlèvementOut of Stock
Mandrake root, broom straw, leather, cinnamon, fig, dark musk, and tonka.
L’IdoleOut of Stock
Golden amber, juniper berry, white sage, leather, cardamom, and black pepper.
La Dame au CochonOut of Stock
White tobacco and apple, white musk and angelica, immortelle and terebinth, juniper and violet leaf.
La PierreuseOut of Stock
Deep red roses stained by tobacco.
La Prostitution et la Folie Dominent le MondeOut of Stock
Sweet cream vanilla, white sugar, jasmine blossom, and a drop of star anise.
La TentationOut of Stock
Honeyed patchouli and apple musk with a sliver of white fig.
Le Dessous de Cartes D’Une Partie de WhistOut of Stock
Absinthe, white clove, and patchouli.
Le Miroir de la CoquetterieOut of Stock
Honeyed vanilla and jasmine petals dirtied by labdanum, patchouli, and vetiver.
Le Rideau CramoisiOut of Stock
Honeyed leather and tonka with clove, champaca musk, and opium tar.
Le Vice SuprêmeOut of Stock
Leather and a splash of gin, whiskey swirled tobacco, rose petals, and bourbon vanilla.
Les Démons FroidsOut of Stock
Benzoin and white juniper with dark musk, tobacco, nag champa, and oudh.
Les Incubes et des SuccubesOut of Stock
Blackberry pulp, Bordeaux wine, grape leaves, and wild patchouli.
Mors SyphiliticaOut of Stock
Saffron oudh and red sandalwood.
Qui Aime Bien Châtie BienOut of Stock
Daffodil petals and lavender tulips, blonde woods, freesia, and a touch of pale honey.