Pele Perfume Oil $5.75$23.00

Pele Perfume Oil


Whimsical, temperamental, radiant and ravishingly beautiful Goddess of Volcanoes, Fire, Lightning and Dance. She is the Mother of Eruptions and the personification of destructive power. Volcanic eruptions are said to be a side-effect of her jealous rages and her epic quarrels with her siblings are legendary. This perfume embodies her gentler, benign aspect as the capricious Goddess of Dance: muguet and Hawaiian white ginger enveloped by warm, damp tropical blooms.

Est deus in nobis.

Presented in an amber apothecary vial..


  1. Lauren

    This is a beautiful scent. On my skin it was floral and warm and just a teeny bit spicy. Comforting and classy are two words that come to mind. Unfortunately, it almost immediately disappears completely, and reappears after a bit but stays very faint. Have to get right up against my skin to smell it. Was stronger on my mom but not much more. I’d love a bottle if it had more throw on me!

  2. c-j-allison

    This is a really lovely scent and I can see it becoming a staple for me. It’s gentle and not overpowering, smelling very clean and floral. It does evoke warm tropical mist on heady blossoms. Pele is the sister of Bayou. It seems to stay fairly close to the body and has to be reapplied regularly (also similarly to Bayou) to maintain the fragrance. For this reason, I think it will be come a very mellow and acceptable work perfume.

    There’s also a little something of Titania and Shango in Pele, but they are each their own distinctive scents. I think the similarity is in the juicy quality they all share.

  3. fionnulaocahill

    Very fresh and sweet. The awapuhi/Hawaiian Ginger is always a very lovely scent, fresh and clean, slightly floral. Wet: I smell more plumeria but on the dry down the ginger comes through. Fresh and light, but you will have to reapply throughout the day.

  4. erklein290

    This scent reminds me of the beach… Something akin to a good sunblock, which builds to tropical flowers. Wholly pleasant!

  5. agitatedbadger

    I got this as a frimp and I’m not normally a tropical perfume kind of woman, but this is such a gorgeous scent! It’s not really heavy or cloying, just level and pleasant. No matter how many whiffs of it I get through the day I don’t get sick of it, which is good because it’s long-lasting. Unfortunately I think I must be allergic to something in it (whenever I put it on I sneeze), otherwise I might get a bigger bottle.

  6. jennymartinez888

    I picked up this bottle for the name alone, the Goddess Pele being a favorite of mine. The scent captured her perfectly.

    Subtle at first but then you catch the soft strength behind this scent. A rolling wave of tropical floral that beaks into a slightly seductive darker floral breeze. It’s light and confident with a whisper of natural sensuality.

  7. Gloame

    My bottle’s from the Lab, circa 2011, I THINK. It was pre-website redesign so I can’t check my orders to be sure.

    I have been hoarding it ever since I got it, only breaking it out every now and then because I’m so afraid of running out. Despite it being GC, I’m just terrified a new bottle won’t be quite as perfect as this one. What’s really interesting to me is that I hardly ever gravitate towards florals, but when I find one I like, I am endlessly loyal to it. See: this one and Peitho.

    Pele is beautiful, tropical, bright and shining like the Pacific sun, unselfconscious, quietly powerful. It is my favorite summer scent and my favorite scent to wear when I need to be HBIC.

  8. artimisia

    This is a decent tropical smelling scent. To me it smelled like really expensive tanning lotion…like a day at the beach. It didn’t have a lot of throw, but it did last the entire day without reapplication. It was a cold November day when I tried it, so it was nice to get whiffs here and there of summer and beach. It’s only getting three stars, though, because it didn’t wow me. Pleasant enough that I will use up my imp, but I don’t think I’ll buy the bottle.

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