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A Little Lunacy: Palus Nebularum and Luna Sanguinem

2014 April 14
by black phoenix

++ A LITTLE LUNACY: TABULA SELENOGRAPHICA
This cycle, we’re changing up the Lunacies a bit. From Aries to Aries, we’ll be sailing through the dreamstuff of the lunar mare on a voyage that transverses the surface of Luna by way of your subconscious.

Continuing with Tabula Selenographica’s trip through the lunar landscape, we are thrilled to present:

Peninsula Delioiorum

Continuing with Tabula Selenographica’s trip through the lunar landscape, we are thrilled to present:

PALUS NEBULARUM

The Marsh of Frogs: weedy green musk, three boggy mosses, water lettuce, and water hyacinth against a backdrop of glittering moon rocks.

And to commemorate tonight’s eclipse of the blood moon –

LUNA SANGUINEM

A scent of dreams and portents, strange omens, and palpable mystery. The blood moon passing through the earth’s shadow: mugwort, moonwort, and black lotus reddened by pimento, smoked carnation, red musk, and red rose petals, all shadowed by tobacco absolute, bourbon vanilla, Peru balsam, leather accord, and myrrh.

 

At the Trading Post, Luna Sanguinem has been morphed into a dark, meditative bath experience, created to facilitate communion with your shadow self:

LUNA SANGUINEM BATH OIL

A dark, meditative bath experience, created to facilitate communion with your shadow self: Red rose petals, myrrh, bourbon vanilla, ambrette seed, styrax, and frankincense.

Also, Morocco candles are now available on the BPTP site!

MOROCCO CANDLE

The intoxicating perfume of exotic incenses wafting on warm desert breezes. Arabian spices wind through a blend of warm musk, carnation, red sandalwood and cassia.

 

Tomorrow at BPAL’s full moon event at Dark Delicacies, we will be previewing our new collaborations dedicated to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Pretty Deadly and David Mack’s Kabuki.

david mack kabuki pretty deadly scents

It is an honor and a privilege to work with them, and it would be impossible for me to be more excited about these scents!

The west coast will call event will be held on Tuesday, April 15th from 6 to 9pm at Dark Delicacies.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd
(1 block east of Hollywood Way)
Burbank, CA 91505

www.darkdel.com

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New England Will Call will be held at Healthy Living Market on Sunday, April 20th from 4 to 7pm, in the Learning Center.

Healthy Living Market
222 Dorset Street,
South Burlington, VT, 05403

If you have any questions, please email us at willcall@blackphoenixalchemylab.com.

Hope to see you there!

Peninsula Deliriorum Brick and Mortar Lunacy Will Call Events

2014 April 5
by black phoenix

Peninsula Delioiorum

Join us for our Lunacy events for your opportunity to meet the lab staff (California only), purchase the latest scents, and get a sneak preview of what’s coming soon.

The blends that will be available for purchase include those that went live on the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab website up to and including the Peninsula Deliriorum Update.

Our Lunacy events are held on the night of the full moon and are always free.

The west coast will call event will be held on Tuesday, April 15th from 6 to 9pm at Dark Delicacies.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd
(1 block east of Hollywood Way)
Burbank, CA 91505

www.darkdel.com

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New England Will Call will be held at Healthy Living Market on Sunday, April 20th from 4 to 7pm, in the Learning Center.

Healthy Living Market
222 Dorset Street,
South Burlington, VT, 05403

If you have any questions, please email us at willcall@blackphoenixalchemylab.com.

Hope to see you there!

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Remaining Will Call Dates for 2014

West Coast:

Wednesday May 14th
Friday June 13th
Saturday July 12th
Sunday August 10th
Tuesday September 9th
Sunday, October 5th
Thursday November 6th
Saturday December 6th
East Coast:
Sunday April 20th
Sunday May 18th
Sunday June 15th
Sunday July 13th
(more to come)

Haute Macabre Exclusive Scents Are Available For Pre-Order

2014 April 3
by black phoenix

haute macabre

We recently did an exclusive fragrance line for Haute Macabre and wanted to let you know that HM is currently taking pre-orders for the newest scents As Above and So Below over on their website.

As Above

leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine.

So Below

amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

You can also order The Original Haute Macabre scent .

oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

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New Scents Added To Gail Potocki’s Fragmented Alice Line & News On Our Social Links

2014 March 24

Four new scents from Gail Potocki’s Fragmented Alice line are now live on the Century Guild site!

Pink grapefruit, white lime, ambergris accord, and opoponax.
Cement, sewer moss, black patchouli, myrrh, violet leaf, green tea leaf, and immortelle.
Flue gas, smoke, oil, and tears.
Absinthe, pink lime, yuzu fruit, and thyme flower with creosote and tar.
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The BPAL Stock List For Sale In Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con

2014 March 23

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The following scents will be making the trip to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con.

p.s. While we know you may have requests that aren’t on this list, we’ve already set the list so please understand we can’t take requests ;-)

 

13 Hours
21
Aglaea
Al Azif
Alices Evidence
Anne Bonny
Anteros
Antikythera Mechanism, The
Anubis
Apothecary, The
Apple of Sodom, The
Arkham
Aziraphale
Baobhan Sith
Bard
Bastet
Bathsheba
Bayou
Behemoth
Beldam
Bewitched
Bilquis
Black Cat
Black Forest
Black Lily
Black Pearl
Black Phoenix
Black Rider, The
Bliss
Blithe Hollow
Blood
Blood Amber
Blood Kiss
Blood Rose
Bloodlust
Boober
Book, The
Bordello
Bow & Crown of Conquest, The
Bram Stoker
Brown Jenkin
Buggre Alle Bible
Butterfly, The
Captain Cully
Carnal
Cat, The
Cathode
Chaotic
Cheshire Cat
Chimera
Cleric
Cockaigne
Coraline Jones
Countess Willie
Courtney
Crib Girls
Croquet
Crowley
Cthulhu
Czernobog
Dana O Shea
Dawn: Cernunos
Dawn: I Maiden
Dawn: I Mother
Day Burned White, The
Death on a Pale Horse
Debauchery
Dee
Deep Ones, The
Detestable Putrescense
Dirty
Djinn
Door
Doozer
Dorian
Dormouse, The
Dracul
Dragon s Blood
Dragon s Heart
Dragon s Hide
Dragon s Milk
Dragon s Musk
Dragon s Tears
Drink Me
Druid
Dwarf
Dwarven Ale
East, The
Eat Me
Eau De Ghoul
Eclipse
Elf
Embalming Fluid
Emma
Endymion
Eros
Eternal
Evil
Fae
Fairy Bites
Fairy Wine
Fenris Wolf
Fighter
Floating Market
Follow Me Boy
Foolish & Vacuous
French Love
Galvanic Googles
Ghost, The
Glasgow
Gnome
Goblin Cider
Gobo
Golden Priapus
Good
Gorg’s Garden
Grand Guignol
Grief
Half-Elf
Halfling
Harlot
Haunted
Hecate
Hedylogos
Hellcat
Hellfire
Herbert West
Hideous Heart
High John the Conqueror
Hippie Ghost
Hoggle
Horreur Sympathique
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Ifrit, The
Incantation
Jabberwocky
Jailbait
Jareth
Jasmine Cottage
Jazz Funeral
Jolly Roger
Josie
Juliet
Kabuki
Kali
Katharina
King’s Daughter
Kitsune-Tsuki
Knave of Hearts, The
Kroenen
Kumiho
La Belle Au Bois Dormant
La Petit Mort
Lady Amalthea
Lady Death: Savage
Lady MacBeth
Lady of Shalott
Lady Una
Lamia
Last Unicorn, The
Lawful
Le Lethe
Lemon Scented Sticky Bat
Les Bijoux
Les Fleurs du Mal
Lightning
Lilac Wood, The
Lilith
Lion, The
Liz
London
Lucys Kiss
Lulu
Lust
Lyonesse
Mad Hatter
Mad Sweeney
Magdalena
Mage
Magic, Do As You Will
Maiden
Mama-Ji
Marquis de Carabas
Mary Shelley
Miskatonic University
Miss Forcible’s Tea Leaves
Miss Spink
Mokey
Molly Grue
Mommy Fortuna
Morocco
Mouse Circus
Mouse s Long and Sad Tale
Mr. Bobo
Mr. Croup
Mr. Ibis
Mr. Jacquel
Mr. Nancy
Muse
Neil
Neutral
New Orleans
Night-Gaunt
Nights Bridge
Ninth Cage, The
No. 93 Engine
Norman
Nosferatu
Obatala
Oberon
Oblivion
Obsidian Widow, The
Odin
Old Demons of the First Class
O
Orc
Other Hot Chocolate, The
Other Miss Forcible
Other Miss Spink
Other Mother’s Right Hand
Paladin
Pepper
Perversion
Phobos
Poisoned Apple
Pollution
Port Royal
Prague
Qandisa
Queen Alice
Ranger
Raven, The
Red
Roadhouse
Robotic Scarab, The
Rogue
Rose Cross
Roses, Pearls and Diamonds
Sacred Whore of Babylon
Sara Pezzini
Satyr
Scherezade
Schmendrick
Schrodingers Cat
Sea Foams Blood, The
Sea Foams Milk, The
Sea of Glass
Shanghai
Shoggoth
Shub-Niggurath
Silver Stream, The
Sin
Sjofn
skekNa The Slave Master
skekTek The Scientist
skekUng the Garthim Master
skekZok the Ritual Master
Snake Oil
Snooty Rose
Snowglobe
Soothing System
Spellbound
Squirting Cucumber
Stormhold
Sweets to the Sweet
Tarasque
Thieves Rosin
Tis the Voice of the Lobster
Titania
TKO
Tlazolteotl
Tombstone
Trevor Bruttenholm
Tristran
Troll
Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat
Two, Five and Seven
Uncle Traveling Matt
Velvet
Velvets, The
Vial of Holy Water
Vicomte de Valmont
Victoria
Villain
Vixen
Voodoo
War
Wembley
Wensleydale
Whip
White Rabbit
Whitechapel
Wilde
Witch Queen, The
Witchblade
Wolfs Heart
Wrath
Yggdrasil
Zombi

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Emerald City Comic Con Exclusives Announced: A Springtime Victorian Corset-Ripper, BPAL-style

2014 March 19

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post will be vending at Emerald City Comic Con! Our con exclusive offerings are inspired by legend and riddled with camp:

A Springtime Victorian Corset-Ripper, BPAL-style!

Who will steal Lady Cecily’s wild heart?

LADY CECILY SASQUETS, THE INGENUE
Our fair, hairy heroine, born into a clan of privilege in the Olympic Mountains – her wild nature – as stormy as the mountains she dwells in – repressed, her passions subdued.

Rose-washed fur and a spray of bleeding hearts, China asters, and peony.

LEOPOLD FREIHERR VON TSEMEKWES, THE POET RAPSCALLION
Mad, bad, and dangerous to know. Tortured and brooding, Leopold was exiled from his clan and fled under mysterious circumstances to the Pacific Northwest. Their tempestuous romance is enflamed by their unbridled, dark appetites — but will she wither under the blaze of his monstrous arrogance?

Black leather and sleek black musk with vetiver, blue chamomile, saffron-infused labdanum, caco-dusted patchouli, tobacco absolute, and oakmoss.

EDGAR MICHE, MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURER
Dashing, enigmatic, and newly returned from his travels in Nepal, Edgar seeks adventure in Lady Cecily’s embrace.

Brown leather, dusted by the spices of his many voyages: cardamom, red sandalwood, sweet clove, white mastic, mandrake powder, and galangal.

AUBIN GRANDPIED BUNMANCHI, CHILDHOOD PLAYMATE
Ward of Lord Richard Sasquets, Aubin grew up in the shadow of the ancient house in which he was reared. Quiet, moody, and reserved, his love for Lady Cecily goes unspoken and unrequited: pale fur, lavender water, Corsican immortelle, white thyme, benzoin absolute, ambergris accord, and sorrowful carrot seed.

++ BLACK PHOENIX TRADING POST EMERALD CITY COMIC CON ROOM SPRAYS

SKOOCOOM HOUSE
The Sasquets ancestral estate: vast dark halls of stone threaded by cascading rivulets of beeswax, and the scent of snow-laden fireweed, Pacific silver fir, thick mounds of vibrant green moss, purple lupine, Pacific bleeding heart, and lava ash.

LORD LEOPOLD’S BEDCHAMBER
Leather, thick black fur, yeti musk, red roses, and a waft of opium smoke.

$25 per atmosphere spray, $23 per perfume!

Artwork by the inimitable Abigail Larson!

BLACK PHOENIX @ EMERALD CITY COMIC CON
http://emeraldcitycomicon.com/

March 28 – 30, 2014
Booth #2905

Vending Hours
March 28 – 10:00AM to 7:00PM
March 29 – 10:00AM to 7:00PM
March 30 – 10:00AM to 5:00PM

A Little Lunacy: Tabula Selenographica

2014 March 14
by black phoenix

++ A LITTLE LUNACY: TABULA SELENOGRAPHICA

This cycle, we’re changing up the Lunacies a bit. From Aries to Aries, we’ll be sailing through the dreamstuff of the lunar mare on a voyage that transverses the surface of Luna by way of your subconscious.

Peninsula Delioiorum

The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

Black Phoenix is proud to present our Lunacy for the this month – 

PENINSULA DELIRIORUM

The Land of Insanities. Shrieking white tobacco flower and geranium pepper streaked by high-pitched wails of orange blossom, neroli, and elemi, all obscured by a disorienting veil of orris and violet root.

Worm Moon Brick and Mortar Lunacy Will Call Events (& WC dates through the end of the year)

2014 March 7
by black phoenix
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Quick announcement: We will be extending the Lupercalia, Box of Bonbons and Ballad of Death collections until April 17th (when the Shungas come down).
On to Will Call!
Join us for our Lunacy events for your opportunity to meet the lab staff (California only), purchase the latest scents, and get a sneak preview of what’s coming soon.

The blends that will be available for purchase include those that went live on the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab website up to and including the Worm Moon Update. This includes the new Ragnarok scentsClive Barker scents,general catalog scents, and Lupercalia 2014.

Our Lunacy events are held on the night of the full moon and are always free.

The west coast will call event will be held on Sunday, March 16th from 4 to 7pm at Dark Delicacies.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd
(1 block east of Hollywood Way)
Burbank, CA 91505

www.darkdel.com

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New England Will Call will be held at Healthy Living Market on Sunday, March 16th from 4:00 to 7:00pm, in the Learning Center.

Healthy Living Market
222 Dorset Street,
South Burlington, VT, 05403

If you have any questions, please email us at willcall@blackphoenixalchemylab.com.

Hope to see you there!

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Remaining Will Call Dates for 2014

West Coast:

Sunday March 16th
Tuesday April 15th
Wednesday May 14th
Friday June 13th
Saturday July 12th
Sunday August 10th
Tuesday September 9th
Sunday, October 5th
Thursday November 6th
Saturday December 6th
East Coast:
Sunday April 20th
Sunday May 18th
Sunday June 15th
Sunday July 13th
(more to come)

 

 

Twilight of the Gods: Ragnarok Is Upon Us. Valkyries assemble!

2014 February 21
by black phoenix

Valkyries assemble!

THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
Gullinkambi is singing to the Aesir, Fjalar is crowing in the Gallows-Wood, and the rust-red cock of Hel screeches into the gloaming. Ragnarok is upon us.

Now Garm howls loud before Gnipahellir,
The fetters will burst, and the wolf run free
Much do I know, and more can see
Of the fate of the gods, the mighty in fight.

From the east comes Hrym with shield held high;
In giant-wrath does the serpent writhe;
O’er the waves he twists, and the tawny eagle
Gnaws corpses screaming; Naglfar is loose.

O’er the sea from the north there sails a ship
With the people of Hel, at the helm stands Loki;
After the wolf do wild men follow,
And with them the brother of Byleist goes.

Surt fares from the south with the scourge of branches,
The sun of the battle-gods shone from his sword;
The crags are sundered, the giant-women sink,
The dead throng Hel-way, and heaven is cloven.

From below the dragon the dark comes forth; it is the end of all things, and the promise of resurrection.

- skeggǫld, skálmǫld
- skildir ro klofnir -
vindǫld, vargǫld -
áðr verǫld steypiz.
Mun engi maðr
ǫðrom þyrma.

We present the Twilight of the Gods, as told by Padraic Colum. May the frenzy of Odin guide your axe.

Live, provided that the world does not end in fire, blood, and darkness, until April 1.

We’ll see you in Valhalla.

Ragnarok - the fimbul winter

THE FIMBUL WINTER

Snow fell on the four quarters of the world; icy winds blew from every side; the sun and the moon were hidden by storms. It was the Fimbul Winter: no spring came and no summer; no autumn brought harvest or fruit, and winter grew into winter again.

There was three years’ winter. The first was called the Winter of Winds: storms blew and snows drove down and frosts were mighty. The children of men might hardly keep alive in that dread winter.

The second winter was called the Winter of the Sword: those who were left alive amongst men robbed and slew for what was left to feed on; brother fell on brother and slew him, and over all the world there were mighty battles.

And the third winter was called the Winter of the Wolf.

The scent of utter desolation: three long white winters ushering in the end of the world. Endless rolling landscapes of snow and ice, bereft of bud, flower, or seed.

Ragnarok - managarms bloody arm


MANAGARM’S BLOODY JAWS

Then the ancient witch who lived in Jarnvid, the Iron Wood, fed the Wolf Managarm on unburied men and on the corpses of those who fell in battle. Mightily grew and flourished the Wolf that was to be the devourer of Mani, the Moon. The Champions in Valhalla would find their seats splashed with the blood that Managarm dashed from his jaws; this was a sign to the Gods that the time of the last battle was approaching.

The offspring of Fenrir, known in whispers as the Moon-Hound, the Moon-Snatcher, the Enemy, He Who Hates: ironwood needles and blood-matted fur.

Ragnarok - the three cocks

THE THREE COCKS

A cock crew; far down in the bowels of the earth he was and beside Hela’s habitation: the rusty-red cock of Hel crew, and his crowing made a stir in the lower worlds. In Jötunheim a cock crew, Fialar, the crimson cock, and at his crowing the Giants aroused themselves. High up in Asgard a cock crew, the golden cock Gullinkambir, and at his crowing the Champions in Valhalla bestirred themselves.

Red musk and belladonna blossom for Hel’s red rooster, amber and copal for Gullinkambir, and pimento-soaked red clove for Fialar.

Ragnarok - the rending of the rock

THE RENDING OF THE ROCK

A dog barked; deep down in the earth a dog barked; it was Garm, the hound with bloody mouth, barking in Gnipa’s Cave. The Dwarfs who heard groaned before their doors of stone. The tree Ygdrassil moaned in all its branches. There was a rending noise as the Giants moved their ship; there was a trampling sound as the hosts of Muspelheim gathered their horses.

But Jötunheim and Muspelheim and Hel waited tremblingly; it might be that Fenrir the Wolf might not burst the bonds wherewith the Gods had bound him. Without his being loosed the Gods might not be destroyed. And then was heard the rending of the rock as Fenrir broke loose. For the second time the Hound Garm barked in Gnipa’s Cave.

Doom unfettered, the ruin of hope: the tattered remains of Gelgja, smashed stone, feral grey musk, and blackened blood.

Ragnarok - The Laughter Of Loki

THE LAUGHTER OF LOKI

Then was heard the galloping of the horses of the riders of Muspelheim; then was heard the laughter of Loki; then was heard the blowing of Heimdall’s horn; then was heard the opening of Valhalla’s five hundred and forty doors, as eight hundred Champions made ready to pass through each door.

Serpentine green musk with fiery red ginger, sweet basil, alder leaf, white patchouli, cistus, and mistletoe.

Ragnarok - The Waters Of The Well

THE WATERS OF THE WELL OF WISDOM

Odin took council with Mimir’s head. Up from the waters of the Well of Wisdom he drew it, and by the power of the runes he knew he made the head speak to him. Where best might the Æsir and the Vanir and the Einherjar, who were the Champions of Midgard, meet, and how best might they strive with the forces of Muspelheim and Jötunheim and Hel? The head of Mimir counseled Odin to meet them on Vigard Plain and to wage there such war that the powers of evil would be destroyed forever, even though his own world should be destroyed with them.

Cool, dark water steeped with mugwort, mayweed, and thyme.

Ragnarok - The Ship Of Hel

THE SHIP OF HEL

The riders of Muspelheim reached Bifröst, the Rainbow Bridge. Now would they storm the City of the Gods and fill it with flame. But Bifröst broke under the weight of the riders of Muspelheim, and they came not to the City of the Gods.

Jörmungand, the serpent that encircles the world, reared itself up from the sea. The waters flooded the lands, and the remnant of the world’s inhabitants was swept away. That mighty flood floated Naglfar, the Ship of Nails that the Giants were so long building, and floated the ship of Hel also. With Hrymer the Giant steering it, Naglfar sailed against the Gods, with all the powers of Jötunheim aboard. And Loki steered the ship of Hel with the Wolf Fenrir upon it for the place of the last battle.

Black oak and sprucewood with opoponax, myrrh, black ambergris, and the silent ice of Niflheimr.

Ragnarok - The Sword Of Suktor

THE SWORD OF SURTUR

Since Bifröst was broken, the Æsir and the Vanir, the Asyniur and the Vana, the Einherjer and the Valkyries rode downward to Vigard through the waters of Thund. Odin rode at the head of his Champions. His helmet was of gold and in his hand was his spear Gungnir. Thor and Tyr were in his company.

In Mirkvid, the Dark Forest, the Vanir stood against the host of Muspelheim. From the broken end of the Rainbow Bridge the riders came, all flashing and flaming, with fire before them and after them. Niörd was there with Skadi, his Giant wife, fierce in her war-dress; Freya was there also, and Frey had Gerda beside him as a battle-maiden. Terribly bright flashed Surtur’s sword. No sword ever owned was as bright as his except the sword that Frey had given to Skirnir. Frey and Surtur fought; he perished, Frey perished in that battle, but he would not have perished if he had had in his hand his own magic sword.

Iron and fire: red-hot ginger, fossilized amber, prickly poppy, red cedar, cubeb, star anise, and scorpion pepper.

Ragnarok - the battle of vigridir

THE BATTLE OF VIGRIDR

And now, for the third time, Garm, the hound with blood upon his jaws, barked. He had broken loose on the world, and with fierce bounds he rushed toward Vigard Plain, where the Gods had assembled their powers. Loud barked Garm. The Eagle Hræsvelgur screamed on the edge of heaven. Then the skies were cloven, and the tree Ygdrassil was shaken in all its roots.

To the place where the Gods had drawn up their ranks came the ship of Jötunheim and the ship of Hel, came the riders of Muspelheim, and Garm, the hound with blood upon his jaws. And out of the sea that now surrounded the plain of Vigard the serpent Jörmungand came.

What said Odin to the Gods and to the Champions who surrounded him? “We will give our lives and let our world be destroyed, but we will battle so that these evil powers will not live after us.” Out of Hel’s ship sprang Fenrir the Wolf. His mouth gaped; his lower jaw hung against the earth, and his upper jaw scraped the sky. Against the Wolf Odin All-Father fought. Thor might not aid him, for Thor had now to encounter Jörmungand, the monstrous serpent.

By Fenrir the Wolf Odin was slain. But the younger Gods were now advancing to the battle; and Vidar, the Silent God, came face to face with Fenrir. He laid his foot on the Wolf’s lower jaw, that foot that had on the sandal made of all the scraps of leather that shoemakers had laid by for him, and with his hands he seized the upper jaw and tore his gullet. Thus died Fenrir, the fiercest of all the enemies of the Gods.

Jörmungand, the monstrous serpent, would have overwhelmed all with the venom he was ready to pour forth. But Thor sprang forward and crushed him with a stroke of his hammer Miölnir. Then Thor stepped back nine paces. But the serpent blew his venom over him, and blinded and choked and burnt, Thor, the World’s Defender, perished.

Loki sprang from his ship and strove with Heimdall, the Warder of the Rainbow Bridge and the Watcher for the Gods. Loki slew Heimdall and was slain by him.

Bravely fought Tyr, the God who had sacrificed his swordhand for the binding of the Wolf. Bravely he fought, and many of the powers of evil perished by his strong left hand. But Garm, the hound with bloody jaws, slew Tyr.

And now the riders of Muspelheim came down on the field. Bright and gleaming were all their weapons. Before them and behind them went wasting fires. Surtur cast fire upon the earth; the tree Ygdrassil took fire and burned in all its great branches; the World Tree was wasted in the blaze. But the fearful fire that Surtur brought on the earth destroyed him and all his host.

The blood of the gods cascading onto earth and into sea: salt and sinew, venom and flame, and bone shards scattered across the gore-soaked soil of Óskópnir.

Ragnarok - The Final Darkness

THE FINAL DARKNESS

The Wolf Hati caught up on Sol, the Sun; the Wolf Managarm seized on Mani, the Moon; they devoured them; stars fell, and darkness came down on the world.

The sun turns black, earth sinks in the sea: black amber and shimmering moonflower blackened by opoponax, khus attar, smoked oudh, and myrrh and all swallowed by the fathomless depths of a lightless ocean.

The GC Discontinuation List & A Note From Beth

2014 February 20

Every few years, we have to be practical and take a look at what’s selling and what’s stagnant, and sadly, that information sometimes determines whether or not a scent can stay in our catalogue. It’s a rough process, and an extremely emotional one for me. Every scent we have is precious to me in its own way: every single one is a product of absolute love and tremendous labor, and each, in its own way, signifies a point in my life. Every scent /means something/ to me, and every one is personal.

It is with immense sadness that I’m announcing a mass discontinuation. Just shy of fifty scents will be discontinued. We need to make room for new products, and honestly – it just doesn’t make sense for us to keep holding on to scents that simply do not move, and I cannot bring new products into the general catalogue until there is – literally – room in the Lab to store the product.

An issue came up on FB, and I want to address it here, too –
One of the reasons that we have had to concentrate on LE’s as opposed to expanding the general catalogue is due to component issues that have ramped up since the economy imploded. As most of you know, we work with many small companies, much like our own, and the economic downturn hasn’t been gentle. Many mom & pop distillers have gone under or condensed the range of what they produce, which leads to instability in the components that we can rely on getting with any regularity. This could, of course, be solved in part by leaving the small companies we work with behind in favor of larger, more stable corporations, but that’s not how we roll.

The circumstances that we’ve been confronted with these past few years has made it difficult for us to put out any GC’s without having to worry about possibly discontinuing them within the span of a few months. We’ve even had problems in the past few years with stable production within the timeframe of our limited runs – how could we, in good conscience, risk making GC additions under those conditions?

I added five GC’s in this update, and the two Inspiration scents a few months ago. The industry seems to be stabilizing, which is giving me a little bit more confidence in our ability to add to the main catalogue. Hopefully things stay stable.

So, without further ado, here is the list of what is going on the chopping block:

Black Hellebore Honey
Bluebeard
Death Horse
Delphi
Devil’s Claw
Dian’s Bud
Dove’s Heart
Dragon’s Eye
Ehecatl
Ekhidna
Epitaph
Forbidden Fruit
Grandmother of Ghosts
Hairy Toad Lily
Horse Chestnut Honey
House of Night
Hurricane
Iambe
Jezirat
Kuang Shi
Laurel Honey
L’ecole Des Filles
L’Examen
Love-Lies-Bleeding
Love’s Torment
Mandrake
Manila
Meliai
Peitho
Pool of Tears
Saturnalia
Serpent’s Kiss
Slobbering Pine
Sluggard
Temptation
To A Woman
Tobacco Honey
Ulalume
Umbra
Versailles
Whoso List to Hunt
Wolfsbane
Ya-te-vo
Yellow Jessamine Honey
Yew-Trees

I know this is going to come as a disappointment to some, and I am truly sorry. The scents listed here are not being discontinued due to component issues (with the exception of one), so there is some chance that, in the future, they may make guest appearances as a Resurrected.

These scents will be discontinued on March 18th.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!