93, dear ones!
The fall season has arrived finally at here in the Pacific Northwest; yesterday was our last day of sunshine until July or so. Now that the rains and clouds are blowing in from the ocean, gray is here to stay. Today the drops will start to fall and won't stop until the spring. And this is how we like it!
The changing of the seasons is a reminder that change is an inevitable part of life. Conjure has recently closed its retail space and relocated to a small private studio in the woods. I'm still sorting and putting everything away, so shipping has slowed somewhat, but I'm anticipating shipping most, if not all, of the outstanding orders during this coming week, so I want to thank you for your continued patience.
Other life events have made life a bit of a challenge: I've lost my number one shipper. Hubs went and got himself a full time job! I will miss having him around, but it will be like the old days of Conjure again where it's just me doing it all! However, I have to be realistic, so I'm contemplating changing Conjure with the new year. I'm considering this (and I am completely open to feedback, as I've always considered Conjure to be the perfume of the people!): releasing 1-2 limited editions each month and making only 1-2 GC lines available at a time. I'd come up with a schedule so you'd know which lines will be available when, but I have to figure out a way to make this doable for me because.... (big reveal coming...)
I'm expecting! My due date is April 16, 2013! Sterling, Lucy and I are very excited by this blessed opportunity to add another beautiful soul to our family! I already have some physical limitations because of some chronic pain issues and with being pregnant, I'm unwilling to take most medications (like zero, well, maybe tylenol! LOL!) so like I said, I have to figure out how to make this workable for me and my physical body while keeping Conjure alive, interesting and available for YOU!
No sweeping changes will happen until after the Yule holiday has come and gone, so you have time to plan and/or panic accordingly! :D
Now, enough about me! On with the SALES and LIMITEDS!
Birthday wishes to the To Mega Therion, or The Great Beast as he was fond of calling himself. Aleister Crowley was a complex and controversial man. He was an influential magician, a scholar and a mystic He channeled his religious text, Liber AL vel Legis or The Book of the Law through a being called Aiwass while visiting Cairo with his wife, Rose. He believed that this event ushered in a new aeon of Horus and from this experience, he eventually created his religion/philosophy of Thelema, of which the main tenet is: "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of the Law" encouraging its adherents to live to their own True Will.
Love him or hate him, you have to admit he is a significant figure in modern occult history. I find him personally intriguing, inspiring and downright entertaining!
In celebration of the Frater, I'm hosting my yearly sale! Buy 2 get 1 FREE! Here's the fine print: Only items from the General Catalog are applicable. The free bottle must be equal or lesser in value to the other items with it. Only applicable to 5ml or 10ml sizes. No pips or pip samplers. No amending past orders. No whining! :D Just be awesome and enjoy the free stuff. To take advantage of the sale: Put 2/4/6 etc. bottles in your cart and then in the "add a message to merchant" section, let me know which freebies you'd like! Or send an email along with your order and let me know there. vajra at conjureoils dot com.
The sale will be LIVE until Sunday night at 11:59 Pacific.
THE DANCE OF DEATH SERIES
It seems that the end of October and early November is the time of year where many cultures have holy days honoring death. From Los Dias de los Muertos to Samhain tide this has been the season to honor, revere and even celebrate the role death has in our lives. Using three works of art as inspiration, we are offering a trilogy of fragrances to pay tribute to the ancestors, to show respect for the power of the spirit of Iku (Yoruban personification of Death) and to the metaphysical associations that are part and parcel to the concept: transitions, inevitable change and destruction that clears the way to creation. Maferefun Oya, Kali, Hecate, Set, Baron Samedi and the Ghede, Egun, Yewa and all other spirits who work and exist in such a nebulous and liminal space fraught with a spectrum of human emotion: from the depths of suffering and grief stemming from senseless and tragic loss to the heights of grace and light embedded in those moments where death is a release from pain and an ascension into the Great Mystery.
The fragrances have been formulated to be worn layered together, but they are perfectly suitable to be worn individually
The Dance of Death series will be available until the Sun exits the sign of Scorpio in November.
RITTER, TOD und TEUFEL
opper engraving, 1513
RIDER, DEATH and DEVIL: A knight, protected by the armor of his faith, is surrounded by the grotesque images of the Devil and Death. Note the Memento Mori symbolism of the hourglass reminding the soldier that his time on earth is finite and the skull in the bottom left corner confirming the inevitable to us all.
Tunisian black myrrh, holy sandalwood, Persian musk, charred wood, frankincense absolute, desecrated incense, cassia, pink grapefruit, and aged patchouli.
DER TOD als ERWÜRGER - ERSTER AUFTRITT der CHOLERA auf einem MASKENBALL in PARIS 1831
Death the Strangler - First Outbreak of Cholera at a Parisian Masquerade Ball in 1831: Death pays a visit to a party and the results are devastating. Playing mock fiddle with bones and surrounded by corpses, Death stands centrally while the doomed musicians attempt an escape in the top left. Seated on the stairs is the personification of Cholera dressed in Egyptian finery.
Tonka bean absolute, black patchouli, white sandalwood, ginger CO2 extract, bone musk, orange blossom, vanilla resin absolute, Sudanese amber, blood orange, opoponax and tulsi.
DER TOD als FREUND
Deeath the Friend: Death rings the church bells for the ringer who sits in an apparent deathly repose in the top right. The sun rise out the window reminding the viewer that the cycle of life will continue and transformation is assured.
Antique patchouli, tonka absolute, vanilla resin, ruh khus, tendrils of Spanish moss, neglected leather, graveyard loam and Parma violet.
THE DANCE OF DEATH SERIES
Selections from DANCE OF DEATH SERIES are available in one size, three fragrances or a set of all three items.
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20
Set of all three $55
CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION
Autumn is a season most voluptuous and sensual. Colors in their crimson, orange and ochre vibrancy flash their iridescent fire from quaking leaves. The sky, in its dazzling display of darkness, threatens the diminishing light with clouds suspended heavily in the air, saturated with the thick storms of a thousand nights. Respite is found in the infinity azure expanse that arches effortlessly with the angles of sunlight, golden, slanting to earth creating a crisp, clean and shimmering aura to the world around us. A chill embraces the frosted air and our breath is etched in silver tendrils reaching heavenward. Seeking warmth and connection, we wrap our arms around ourselves and our loved ones and descend within; our thoughts deepen while our vision expands.
Conjure's Carnal Delights Collection is a celebration of the senses that the autumnal season ignites like no other. I've hand picked the fragrances that speak to me of deepest Autumn, of introspection, of sensuality and of delight. All fragrances are accords crafted in house unique to Conjure Oils!
In celebration of this season most wonderful, we're offering custom fragrances for a limited time. Depending on the success of the line, I may later offer candles, soaps, whips, sprays and lotions in the Carnal Delights Collection! It's up to you!
CARNAL DELIGHTS - CUSTOM FRAGRANCES
Select up to five of the accords listed below to create your own signature scent! In order to prevent a back log, I can only accept orders for twenty five (or so) customs, so once the limit is reached, I'll mark the option as sold out.
CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION ACCORDS
THE ANCIENT ORCHARD
CAFE de CHARNEL
THE FARMERS MARKET
Whole Wheat Bread
THE SWEET SHOPPE
Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet Cake
Selections from CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION are available in one size, five styles.
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - One Note $20
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Two Notes $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Three Notes $30
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Four Notes $35
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Five Notes $40
Visit CONJURE OILS to peruse and dream...
Again, thank you so much for your understanding and support. I don't know what the future holds, but I hope I can continue to serve you and your perfuming needs (because we NEED perfume! Duh! :D)
All the best,Vajra