Harvest Moon 2013, Oakmoss Accord & Inspiration

An October vision of Harvest Moon is our Lunacy this month:

Harvest Moon ArtUnder the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers.

Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

– Carl Sandburg

Red roses and wild red leaves.

The Harvest Moon tee is available at Black Phoenix Trading Post! Artwork by Tanya Bjork!

We’ve plucked some Oakmoss for your perusal —

Oakmoss is a lichen that grows on the branches and trunks of conifers and deciduous trees. Oakmoss’ scent can vary, depending on how it is grown and which tree has housed it. Generally, it is deep, earthy, green, moist, and tenacious, though oakmoss grown on pine trees may possess a thinner, sharper scent. Some extractions smell vaguely leathery, and some are velvety green, while others can be dry and woodsy.

In perfumery, oakmoss is considered a base note, and it is often employed as a fixative. It adds depth, a sense of grounding, and solemnity, and acts as an anchor for more capricious notes.

And a new subsection of our catalogue is debuting!

This is a paean to all the writers, artists, poets, dramatists, composers, sculptors, scientists, inventors and innovators that inspire us. Their work formed the foundation of our creative vision, and made us the people we are today.

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    Mary Shelley Perfume Oil

    It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical, or in its highest sense, the physical secrets of the world.

    The scent of absinthe, lightning, stormclouds, and laudanum crashing through a veil of soft Victorian perfume.

    Illustrated by Abigail Larson.
    Purchase the tee here!

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The accompanying tees are available at our sister site, Black Phoenix Trading Post.

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