21 Snowballs Perfume OilAdd to cart
A Doll’s Doll Perfume OilAdd to cart
Something to hold and play with during the solitude imposed by winter: cool porcelain cheeks glowing with a blush of spun sugar, lacy carnation frills delicately strung with pearlescent snowberries, and the faintest dusting of chimney soot.
Banana Gingerbread Perfume OilAdd to cart
Making banana perfumes makes me laugh.
Bear Prince Perfume OilAdd to cart
Shaggy fur, snow-flecked and rose-touched.
Black Julbocken Alchemy Lab Perfume OilAdd to cart
Our winter mascot! A musky, snow-touched, forest-deep Yuletide blend: shaggy black wool and a slushy tangle of juniper, mistletoe, winter sage, spikenard, white moss, and terebinth.
Blackberry Apple Sufganiyot Perfume OilAdd to cart
Sugar-sprinkled sufganiyot filled with blackberry jelly and spiced roasted apple.
Blizzard Perfume OilAdd to cart
years of anger following
hours that float idly down —
drifts its weight
deeper and deeper for three days
or sixty years, eh? Then
the sun! a clutter of
yellow and blue flakes —
Hairy looking trees stand out
in long alleys
over a wild solitude.
The man turns and there —
his solitary track stretched out
upon the world.
– William Carlos Williams
A solitary track stretched out upon the world: grey amber and white oud, ti leaf, vanilla ash and white sandalwood.
Carrotberry Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
A surprisingly delightful blend of blackberries, cranberries, carrots, and pumpkin mash.
Carved Wooden Alchemical Laboratory Perfume OilAdd to cart
The Lab isn’t open to the public, but you can smell it from the street: hundreds of tiny wooden bottles of Snake Oil, marked with wee paper labels and packed off in tiny cardboard boxes.
Carved Wooden Bakery Perfume OilAdd to cart
Be sure to visit early in the morning to watch as scores of flaky chocolate-filled croissant are rolled out on a walnut countertop with a maplewood rolling pin.
Carved Wooden Barber Shop Perfume OilAdd to cart
Many an hour has been whiled away in this gentlemanly retreat: skin-warmed steel, fresh cedar shavings, a creamy fougere lather, a soothing splash of orange blossom water, and the distant memory of blood and bandages.
Carved Wooden Bawdy House Perfume OilAdd to cart
Let your fingers wander along this ornately carved teak banister, polished to a high gloss by the rough hands of countless miniature clients being led upstairs to taste trickles of sugar maple sap, illuminated by a cherry-red light and suffused with decadent, lustrous perfumes.
Carved Wooden Post Office Perfume OilAdd to cart
We owe everything to the USPS! And we certainly wouldn’t mind waiting in line surrounded by this ink-smudged, papery shuffle of letters, parcels, and holiday cards stuffed into a mahogany mailbox cabinet covered in shiny brass doors with a faint whiff of fruitcake.
Gelt Perfume OilAdd to cart
A bounty of chocolate coins! Dry cocoa and golden amber!
Gingerbread & Leather Perfume OilAdd to cart
They ride again! Black leather, gingerbread, clove, and tobacco.
Gingerbread Ghost Perfume OilAdd to cart
An otherworldly snack: gingerbread twisted in ivy and chilled by white iris, osmanthus, calla lily, gladiolus, lisianthus, and delphinium.
Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Perfume OilAdd to cart
Dotted with marshmallows.
Gingerbread London Fog Perfume OilAdd to cart
Steeped a bit too long because I wandered off and forgot about it.
Gingerbread Milk Perfume OilAdd to cart
Warm and frothy.
Gingerbread Snek Perfume OilAdd to cart
Gingerbread thickened with molasses and patchouli, spiced with Snake oil, and frosted with sugared vanilla bean.
Grasshopper Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
A minty mousse of creme de menthe, creme de cacao, marshmallow fluff, and whipped cream in a chocolate graham cracker crust.
Hard Luck Lollipop Perfume OilAdd to cart
Each year, the organization Transanta gathers holiday wish lists from young trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people, setting them up with registries so that well-wishers online can provide everything they can’t count on from their family or community — including gender-affirming items which might otherwise elude them. You may more and/or donate directly here: https://www.transanta.com/
You can view the wish lists here:
This year’s fundraiser scent is a wish for enjoyment that transcends hard conditions: a cotton candy-flavored lollipop blessed with a pinch of grit and petrichor.
Proceeds from this scent will be donated to Transanta through their fiscal sponsor, Allies in Arts, a 501(c)3 non profit.
Hearth Perfume OilAdd to cart
Sweet pipe tobacco, cherry wood, the warm, worn leather of an easy chair and a pleasant, subtle waft of fireplace smoke.
Hildegard’s Cakes of Joy Perfume OilAdd to cart
Nutmeg (Nux muscata) has great heat and good moderation in its powers. If a person eats a nutmeg, it will open up his heart, make his judgment free from obstruction, and give him a good disposition. Take some nutmeg and an equal weight of cinnamon and a bit of cloves, and pulverize them. Then make small cakes with this and fine whole wheat flour and water. Eat them often. It will calm all bitterness of the heart and mind, open your heart and impaired senses, and make your mind cheerful. It purifies your senses and diminishes all harmful humors in you. It gives good liquid to your blood, and makes you strong.
The best grain is spelt (spelta). It is hot, rich, and powerful. It is milder than other grains. Eating it rectifies the flesh and provides proper blood. It also creates a happy mind and puts joy in the human disposition.</em>
– Hildegard von Bingen’s Physica, translated by Priscilla Throop
A hearty, humor-balancing, cheer-inducing cake crafted with spelt, nutmeg, clove, and a dollop of honey.
Hymn to St. Brigid Perfume OilAdd to cart
Far above enthroned in glory
Sweetest Saint of Erin’s Isle
See thy children kneel before thee
Turn on us a Mother’s smile.
Sancta Mater, hear our pleading
Faith and hope and holy love
Sweet St. Brigid, Spouse of Jesus,
Sent to us from Heaven above.
Sweet St. Brigid, Erin’s children,
Far and near o’er land and sea
In the world and in the cloister
Fondly turn with love to thee.
Sancta Mater, sooth the mourner
Shield the weary tempted soul
Sweet St. Brigid, guide thy children
To thy bright and happy home.
A bounty of butter, honey, and sweet cream.
Krampus Perfume OilAdd to cart
Happy SEVENTEENTH ANNIVERSARY to our Krampus perfume!
This scent is anything BUT jolly! Draped with chains and bells, wielding both whip and rod, this rag-clad, horned, red-skinned, soot-covered leering creature is both the companion and the antithesis of rosy-cheeked and ebullient Kris Kringle. He is called by many names, and, in a myriad of cultures, he is seen with different robes and faces, but he is nevertheless always a sinister and fearsome instrument of Santa’s wrath: he wields a switch on all irredeemably naughty children before tossing them into his large black sack and whisking them away.
Be good, or Krampus will toss you in a river! Sinister red musk, black leather, dusty rags, and wooden switches.
Lavender Brownie Perfume OilAdd to cart
A chewy-edged brownie that gently bites back, studded with cacao nibs and lavender baking morsels
Lavender Coconut Cream Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
Billows of lavender-tinged whipped cream luxuriating on a silky bed of coconut custard.
Lavender Honey Cake Perfume OilAdd to cart
Every crumb sticks to the fork: a dense, lightly-spiced cake glazed in raw honey gathered from bees who thrive on lavender nectar.
[This blend is vegan!]
Lavender Lemon Bar Perfume OilAdd to cart
Ribbons of thick curd cooling in a crust flecked with crystallized purple buds.
Lavender Plum Galette Perfume OilAdd to cart
A mouth-watering mixture of glistening plum wedges and ground almonds, enfolded in flaky crust and drizzled with lavender sea-salted caramel.
Lavender Rosemary Baguette Perfume OilAdd to cart
Perfectly crusty and yeasty with a pillowy-soft interior, sprinkled with lavender sea salt and brushed with herbed olive oil.
Lick it With Consent Perfume OilAdd to cart
A sugar-crusted vanilla peppermint stick!
Maple Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
Maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, and sea salt.
Mari Lwyd Perfume OilAdd to cart
An echo of the rites of Rhiannon, the Great Queen and Mother of Horses, the Mari Lwyd is a Midwinter tradition in Wales. The beribboned Grey Mare travels door to door with her entourage, seeking permission to wassail and initiate a contest of wit: the pwnco, a battle of improvised verses filled with good-natured ridicule set to song. If the Mari party were victorious, they were invited into the home to partake of ale and cakes and provide entertainment for the family.
Welsh cakes and ale with a smattering of dried lavender.
Marlborough Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
Apple custard with sherry and lemon zest.
Marshmallow Snow Perfume OilAdd to cart
Merlot and Frankincense Perfume OilAdd to cart
Midnight Mass Perfume OilAdd to cart
I will wash my hands among the innocent; and will compass thy altar, O Lord: That I may hear the voice of thy praise: and tell of all thy wondrous works. I have loved, O Lord, the beauty of thy house; and the place where thy glory dwelleth. Take not away my soul, O God, with the wicked: nor my life with bloody men: In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with gifts.
But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me. My foot hath stood in the direct way: in the churches I will bless thee, O Lord.
In Roman Catholic tradition, the Christmas season begins liturgically on Christmas Eve, though it is forbidden to celebrate the Christmas Mass before midnight. The most devout attend Midnight Mass, celebrating both the Eucharist and the drama of the Nativity.
This perfume is a traditional Roman Catholic sacramental incense, most often used during a Solemn Mass. Traditionally, five tears of this incense, each encased individually in wax that has been fashioned into the shape of a nail, are inserted into the paschal candle. This is, of course, represents the Five Wounds of Our Risen Savior. Symbolically, the burning of the incense signifies spiritual fervor, the fragrance itself inspires virtue, and the rising smoke carries our prayers to God.
Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, consubstantialem Patri; per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est, et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas, et ascendit in caelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos, cuius regni non erit finis.
Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per prophetas. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.
Pomegranate Ink Perfume OilAdd to cart
Pomegranate, Fir Needle, and Cypress Perfume OilAdd to cart
Pomegranate, Golden Sandalwood, and Amber Perfume OilAdd to cart
Pomegranate, Kyphi, and Oud Perfume OilAdd to cart
Pomegranate, Wild Plum, and Green Tea Perfume OilAdd to cart
Puff Pastry Apple Roses Perfume OilAdd to cart
A deceptively simple recipe: paper-thin red apple slices pulled from a bath of lemon juice and rosewater, sprinkled with cinnamon, layered just so in syrup-brushed strips of pastry, and then rolled into perfect rosebud shapes that crisp up into a red-gold bouquet in the oven.
Pumpkin Gingerbread Creme Brulee Pie Perfume OilAdd to cart
Scorched pumpkin creme brulee in a gingerbread crust.
Red Velvet Tuxedo Perfume OilAdd to cart
A very special Yuletide sponsorship scent, dressed up for a scandalous night on the town:
red velvet fruitcake with buttercream and a splash of cologne.
Rose Red Perfume OilAdd to cart
The perfected winter rose, dew covered and freshly cut.
Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help Perfume OilAdd to cart
A calming, affirming fragrance to help motivate Santa through the daunting tasks which await him year after year: sugar plum lavender marshmallows.
Slug Perfume OilAdd to cart
A relaxed, lazy scent; slightly sebaceous and sweetly slimy: warm, buttery honey cream and dribbles of amber. May we all have at least a few gentle, sweet slug moments throughout this holiday season.
Painted by Nagasawa Rosetsu.
Slushy Snowballs Perfume OilAdd to cart
Chilly vanilla frankincense snowballs polluted with raw cacao, labdanum, and myrrh.
Snake Oil Hot Toddy Perfume OilAdd to cart
BPAL’s perennial favorite, Snake Oil, soaked in whiskey, honey, and a twist of lemon.
Snow Lotus Perfume OilAdd to cart
Frost-blue lotus petal, lotus root, amber, myrrh, and black sandalwood.
Snow Snake 2023 Perfume OilAdd to cart
A chilly interpretation of BPAL’s Snake Oil: sweet, spiced musk with a crunch of snow and frost-hardened patchouli.
Snow White Perfume OilAdd to cart
A chilly, bright perfume: flurries of virgin snow, crisp winter wind and the faintest breath of night-blooming flowers.
Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Snow-Covered Cathedral Perfume OilAdd to cart
Ecclesiastical incense wafting behind candlelit stained glass and icicles thrusting from stone archways.
Snowbound Perfume OilAdd to cart
Black Phoenix’s rapturous blend of three roses, radiant amber, and sensual red musk strapped in leather and covered in snow.
Snowy Cross Perfume OilAdd to cart
Snow-dappled rose and frankincense.
The Peacock Queen Perfume OilAdd to cart
In dramatic contrast to the soft innocence of Snow White and the dew-kissed freshness of her sister, Rose Red, this is a blood red, voluptuous rose, velvet-petaled, at the height of bloom. Haughty and imperious, vain, yet incomparably lovely to the eye, but thick with thorns of jealousy, pride and hatred.
Illustrated by Franz Jüttner.
The Picture of Dorian Sufganiyot Perfume OilAdd to cart
It has mysteriously stayed fresh for decades… but you REALLY don’t want to see the pastry in the attic.
A deep-fried fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea.
The Poinsettia Gown Perfume OilAdd to cart
A perfume simply inspired by a vintage Christmas postcard. Rose cream, jasmine cream, mallow, vanilla foam, and sweet amber.
TKSnow Perfume OilAdd to cart
Our most potent lavender sleep blend, frozen.
To a Wreath of Snow Perfume OilAdd to cart
O transient voyager of heaven!
O silent sign of winter skies!
What adverse wind thy sail has driven
To dungeons where a prisoner lies?
Methinks the hands that shut the sun
So sternly from this mourning brow
Might still their rebel task have done
And checked a thing so frail as thou
They would have done it had they known
The talisman that dwelt in thee,
For all the suns that ever shone
Have never been so kind to me!
For many a week, and many a day
My heart was weighed with sinking gloom
When morning rose in mourning grey
And faintly lit my prison room
But angel like, when I awoke,
Thy silvery form so soft and fair
Shining through darkness, sweetly spoke
Of cloudy skies and mountains bare
The dearest to a mountaineer
Who, all life long has loved the snow
That crowned her native summits drear,
Better, than greenest plains below –
And voiceless, soulless messenger
Thy presence waked a thrilling tone
That comforts me while thou art here
And will sustain when thou art gone
– Emily Brontë
Morning rising in mourning grey: tobacco flower, white oud, lavender bud, and ambergris accord.
Vintage Candy Garland Blow Mold Perfume OilAdd to cart
This tangled string of hollow plastic sweets is sure to conjure childlike fantasies of cartoonish opulence! An enticing swirl of multi-hued fruit and mint flavors, illuminated from behind by twinkling amber tree lights.
Vintage Mrs. Clause Blow Mold Perfume OilAdd to cart
A shell of milky plastic encasing fond memories of bread pudding with strawberry cream, illuminated from within by 40 watts of glowing amber.
Vintage Snowman Blow Mold Perfume OilAdd to cart
He’s just pretending to be cold! A milky plastic shell of frosted blue spruce, illuminated from within by 40 watts of glowing amber.
Vintage Wise Man Blow Mold Perfume OilAdd to cart
A sun-faded plasticky shell of lemony gold, frankincense, and myrrh, illuminated from within by 40 watts of glowing amber.
Weed and Fruitcake Perfume OilAdd to cart