Well, we rotate some (ok, a lot!) of our fragrances annually. Some of our suppliers stop making seasonal ingredients, and also we get bored and need space in the lab for new things.
The intention here is to have an imperfect, constantly added-to list. I'm copying and pasting directly off of our shop notes to get the first big batch up and running. You'll notice that it isn't formatted perfectly, and there will be misspellings here and there. I had to either let my perfectionism go, or never, ever do it. It is here, and it is perfectly imperfect!
I've also included all of the stories, because they make me smile! It's a very long document, so I suggest you use CTRL+F or another search method of your choice to skip through to what you're looking for. Enjoy!
This collection comes with a series of stories, each taking place on the same Christmas dinner from the perspective of each of the different family members.
Scent notes: Absinthe, glowing red musk, bitter accord, myrrh, vetiver
Scent notes: Amaretto, venilla cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg
Scent notes: Rich chocolatey stout, a comfy flannel shirt, allspice, sandalwood, vanilla bean
Scent notes: Eggnog sprinkled with allspice, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg
Scent notes: Frangelico, butterscotch candies, black oud, amber
Scent notes: Hot buttered rum, bright oranges, spices
Scent notes: Rich hot cocoa with mountains of fluffy marshmallows and a touch of coconut cream pie, tempered with a touch of patchouli and incense
Scent notes: Irish cream, salted caramel, espresso
Scent notes: Red wine mulled with cinammon, oranges, brown sugar and pepper, grapefruit and cardamom, and a hint of bitter accord.
Scent notes: Hot espresso with juniper berries and brown sugar
Scent notes: Bright oranges and vanillas with a playful splash of red rose
Scent notes: Two vanillas swirl with sharp peppercorns
Scent notes: Rich vanillas, freshly ground nutmeg, Christmas spices, children's tears
Scent notes: bright grassy greens, fresh basil, crushed peppermint
Scent notes: Warm fur, pines and Douglas Fir. Oakmoss, coumarin, allspice, and a cup of very hot tea
Disclaimer: when we started this line over two years ago, we had no idea we’d soon enough be in a real pandemic. This series is meant as a fun, silly, lighthearted take on the traditional zombie apocalypse narrative. Enjoy!
The rest of the camp was already up and awake when she started waking up. She rolled over and threw her arm around Mallory’s waist, who lay sleeping at her side. It was so hard to believe that so much time had passed since the pandemic had started. It was two years since Danny had sacrificed himself to save her and the rest of the camp; two years since they’d narrowly escaped and had to wander, for weeks, before establishing this camp after running into another group of survivors. Two years of mostly peace, as they’d had to trek up a mountain to establish this place.
Scent notes: Blood oranges soaked in rich spices with a tinge of metallic blood
It all started with the goddamn pumpkin spice.
She sighed, remembering when it was simply a seasonal beverage that was simultaneously adored and mocked for its adulation, and not what it is today. She kicked her Ugg into a wet pile of leaves, and looked around at the vast expanse before her. A fire burned far off on the horizon; a sign that her camp and campmates were still alive, one of the few small comforts left in this wasteland. That, and her sheepskin boots, flannel shirt, and leggings combination, of course.
Scent notes: Pumpkin spice is the star of this sexy scent, in combination with some spicy chai tea. Burnt sugar, like marshmallows roasted on a campfire, and a bit of that campfire’s smoke, to boot. Because it’s the apocalypse and the world is burning, there’s a quick hit of tar when it’s first applied; but that fades into the delicately sexy, sweet, and spicy blend of pumpkin, chai, smoke, and burnt sugar. Everyone’s gonna want a bite out of you.
Walking back to the campground, she spots Mallory. Mallory waves her over and beckons her to sit.
“Awesome; looks like you did well hunting!” Mallory says as she takes in the rabbits. “We’ll eat like queens tonight.”
Scent notes: warm snickerdoodle cookies dipped in buttercream frosting, campfire wood smoke, crisp red apple, Indian sandalwood, a freshly poured oatmeal stout, orange spiced chai tea.
Danny keeps walking to the campsite, watching her walk away with dinner. He stuffs his pumpkin-colored hand deep into his pocket in shame. Goddamn, he could really go for a latte right now. He shuddered, knowing it might be too late, but he couldn’t admit what had happened. How was he supposed to tell her he hadn’t really been out hunting, that he had been following her because… well, because he loved her?
Scent Notes: Hot apple cider with a generous splash of Kentucky Bourbon, honeyed cloves, dalmation sage, and a touch of cinnamon
Oh, woe to the virgin who lights the Black Flame candle on Halloween! Even if you think you’re too cool for witches and spells, if you dare to light the candle, the sisters shall return and absolutely wreck your Halloween night. We’re talking kidnapping, near-death experiences, the undead coming back to life, talking animals, spells, curses, and a witch coming back to life after hundreds of years somehow knowing what a driver’s permit is. Untold horrors abound! So be a good little virgin and stay away from the candle on All Hallows Eve.
Scent Notes: Absinthe and whiskey, pistachio green tea, oakwood and Egyptian musk
I’ll take thee away, into a land of enchantment. Honestly, having a sexy witch fly over and sing us into the woods to our doom doesn’t sound like the worst idea in the world right now. Especially if that sexy witch is Sarah Sanderson, our blonde corseted dream. Sure, she’s not the brightest black flame candle to ever burn, but she’s beautiful and practically irresistible. Everyone who smells you in this scent is going to follow you around like they’re bewitched. Just don’t get excited and run amuck. Amuck! Amuck, amuck, amuck….
Scent Notes: A basket of kittens, candy corn, and butterscotch to lure the children. Animalistic and black musks hint at something sinister underneath...
A necessary addition to any good soul-sucking spell, a dead man’s toe is surely more useful than the chocolate-covered finger of a man named Clark given to you by your master. (Hint: that’s actually candy, and therefore, useless.) Mary Sanderson, the less-appreciated-but-still-important Sanderson sister, is practical, adaptable, and most importantly, has a nose that could out-sniff a bloodhound … when it comes to sniffing for children, that is. Or scrod. Yeah, it’s a bottom dweller. Anyway, this scent doesn’t smell like an actual dead man’s toe, but it is dependable and reliable, just like Mary.
Scent Notes: White Chocolate, animalistic musk, camphor
Whether you’re talking about the classic witch spell phrase, or the best Halloween movie of all time (we’ll fight you on this), if you’re a fall fanatic, Hocus Pocus is where it’s at. No, it’s not a pumpkin or apple-based scent, it’s far more dark and mysterious. Perfect for shorter days, fun-colored tights, buckled boots, and the general malaise of the beautifully decaying world around us. After all, it’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus, isn’t it?
Scent Notes: Wormwood, bitter almond, figs, violets, nicotina, sparkling aldehyde
And now, you’re mine. Channel your inner Winifred Sanderson this All Hallows season by putting this scent on and doing a little dance around your room. Inspired by Winnie’s performance at the Halloween dance at Old Town Hall, I Put a Spell On You is just like Winifred herself: bewitching, beguiling, a little sinister, and a whole lot of fun. It’s sure to make a marvelous introduction to every room you walk into. Just don’t dance until you die! Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to settle in for the night with a good boooOOOOoook!
Scent Notes: Red musk and elderberry, cloves, myrrh, and clary sage, gunpowder soaked in honey
Fall Pie Collection
The classic American dessert staple. A perennial favorite at barbecues and on the 4th of July, it’s also perfect for fall, filling the house with the comforting aroma of apples and spices. It’s the year-round favorite pie for a reason. Who can resist? Nobody, that’s who. Because there really is nothing better than going to an orchard, picking apples, coming home and turning them into pies to give to your loved ones. Especially your #1 loved one: yourself.
Scent notes: Crisp fall apples, flaky crust, and a dusting of cinammon
Pecan pie is so versatile: there’s chocolate pecan pie, bourbon pecan pie, brown sugar pecan pie, and everything in between. No matter how it’s made, it’s another fall dessert staple that we just can’t get enough of. That sweet, sugary base topped with crunchy, crumbly pecans is perfect all year, yet it’s most often associated (like pumpkin and apple) with fall and winter holiday desserts. We don’t really care; we’ll smell like it whenever we want to! Pecan pie forever!
Scent notes: Crunchy candied pecans, pie crust and cinnamon
What would fall be without that classic Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin pie? We’ve been taught to go gourd crazy in the fall when they’re super ripe and ready to be picked and turned into dessert, or added to a curry, or carved and left on the front porch as a show of sacrifice to the Old Gods. (Or just to stick a candle in and make the front yard festive, it’s cool.) Pumpkin pie is such a simple yet satisfying treat this time of year. It’s a definitive marker of autumn, and a creamy-slightly-spicy delight we look forward to all year long. Long live the pumpkin king!
Scent Notes: Creamy pumpkin, fresh pie crust, nutmeg dusting
Seems Legit is the dark side of All Hallows' Eve; it's the monster under the bridge you have to walk on your way home. It senses your fear and lets out a low, grumbly laugh that sends chills down your spine. Just keep moving, you'll be okay, don't slow down; now you can smell your own fear, mixed with mud and a tinge of a metallic note. Blood? Is that blood? Keep walking, faster now, you can hear it coming closer; you're almost off the bridge, you can see your house, so close! A few more steps, that's all you need to get to safety and security. As you step off the bridge, something rushes past: a car, that's all it was, a car behind you on the bridge. You nearly laugh at your anxiety when you hear the low laugh you heard on the bridge, but closer, and louder, and you sprint the rest of the way home, vowing never to walk across that bridge ever again. Pairs well with her sister scent, Free Candy.
Scent notes: rotten river mud, a few drops of blood, a swirl of tobacco smoke, sweet pumpkin pie, candy corn, tears.
We created this in the lab one year while giggling and finding everything we could that seemed like a terrible idea. Plus pumpkin spice. Some folks seem to really really like it, which we'll probably always find confusing.
Scent Notes: Animalistic musk and rot, camphor, hot tar and salty tears. And Pumpkin Spice.
Free Candy is the lighthearted, fun, candy-centric, light side of Halloween, where kids roam their neighborhoods as the sun goes down, kicking through fallen leaves on the hunt for as much candy as they can fit in their plastic pumpkins, or pillowcases, or straight into their mouths, then head home to watch scary movies while the sugar wears off until they eventually pass out and their parents can raid their candy stashes for their favorites and stealthily eat a few bars without the kids knowing. Such simple, sweet times. Pairs well with her sister scent, Seems Legit.
Scent Notes: A pillowcase full of candy from the rich neighborhood in town (you know the one, hands out full-size and king-size candy bars like they’re Jay-Z and money ain’t a thing) clutched in the happy fists of laughing children dressed as ghosts and vampires
Scent Notes: wild rose, lavender fields, a spellbound forest at night, a sprig of rosemary, cedar, freshly ground clove, bergamot.
Scent Notes: white rose, white musk, white thyme, a summer rainstorm, neroli, gardenia, a perfectly ripe grapefruit, kumquat, orange blossom, neroli, red mandarin, fresh dalmatian sage.
Scent Notes: wild rose, cedarwood, smoke, leather.
Scent Notes: English rose, honey, sea salt, dragonsblood.
Scent Notes: wild rose, rich dark chocolate, fresh vanilla bean, burnt sugar, whiskey, bourbon, an old library in a dusty castle, patchouli, a cold creamsicle on a hot day, really good bacon.
Scent Notes: wild rose, English rose, white rose, woodsmoke, patchouli, dragonsblood, metallic copper, metal, smoky incense.
Scent notes: Tiny wild roses blooming on the forest floor, rich, spiced rosewood, vanilla laced with patchouli and sweet resins
Scent notes: freshly ground coffee (obviously), spicy black pepper, nutmeg, high octane fuel, vanilla bean, bacon sizzling on the stovetop.
RAINBOW FOOTIE PAJAMAS
Scent notes: Froot loops (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cherry), extra sugary milk, vanilla, baby powder.
Scent notes: freshly picked apples from one of those hipster apple orchards where everyone goes to wear flannel, beanies, and pick gigantic bushels of apples and take a ton of pictures for Instagram, except the apples are actually delicious and worth it, And those apples are in a pie. A delicious, warm pie. With melty vanilla ice cream and spices. Damn, math is awesome.
1-Up is our ode to classic video games and the 8-bit world we kind of wish we could inhabit. Those were simpler times, and simpler games: you could travel through tubes and jump and land on enemies to kill them; if you were shooting anything, it was a cloud or a duck (with a bright orange gun!); and a broken heart could be fixed with a potion you acquired from some random guy selling things in a hut in the middle of nowhere. Think of this scent as that magic potion, or in adult terms, a grapefruit bellini: sharp citrus, delicious bubbly, with a hint of sugar. Plus extra sweetness from pumpkin and Bartlett pair, with a tiny bit of lavender for a nice bit of floral. Because if we can’t actually live in an 8-bit world, we can drink until we feel like we do.
Scent notes: fresh grapefruit, a big glass of champagne, sweet pumpkin, freshly washed and starched sheets, a crisp Bartlett pear, a sprig of fresh lavender.
Dr. Fantastic Scent Names:
Well what have we here? A seeker, searching for answers, hoping to find what they’re looking for in this side alley; drawn in by the scents wafting from the caravan, and my calling to the open air: “Come one, come all! Are you in the market for cures to your ailments? Do you need a magical all-in-one treatment? Look no more!” Yes, indeed, we have just what you need. No matter what you’re trying to fix, Dr. Fantastic has the cure! Come, come, it’s a new year, we know you have goals and dreams. We can help you achieve everything your heart desires. Take a sniff of this, no, try this; heck, try them all! We’ve got five amazing options to choose from, guaranteed to cure every ailment, ache, pain, or household cleaning problem you’ve got. Nothing is too tough for Dr. Fantastic!
ALL-NATURAL MAGICAL HEALTH RESTORATIVE!
Relieves athlete’s foot, intense body odor, migraines, tendinitis, sinusitis, osteoarthritis, conjunctivitis, perichondritis, bowel upset, and hairballs (in cats and humans alike!).
Scent notes: white musk, rosemary, fresh-picked lavender, pine needles, cedarwood, bay laurel.
DR. FANTASTIC'S PERFECT SOLUTION!
The cure to everything else, the mixture you just can’t live without, the one that relieves blindness, dementia, malaria, amputation, hearing loss, leprosy, heart attack, perhaps even death itself. It’s just that powerful!
Scent notes: a bottle of delicious merlot, freshly squeezed lime, a clover field, aloe, metallic copper, stormy midnight ocean water.
MAJESTIC MIRACLE TONIC!
For treatment of consumption, the spins, addiction, cholera, food poisoning, mother-in-laws, chicken pox, pneumonia, scarlet fever, yellow fever, and typhoid fever. Also works as a Love Potion and bathroom cleaner!
Scent notes: three types of sage: blackberry, dalmatian, and juniper, cactus flower, high octane gasoline, musty white musk.
Cures warts, headaches, blisters, popcorn lung, cysts, bloody noses, unruly children, dirty floors, grease burns, hangnails, split ends, cottonmouth, dry skin, toothache, and swollen tonsils instantaneously!
Scent notes: fresh bamboo, sweet yuzu, an old, dusty library, exotic spices from Zanzibar, smoky nag champa, ylang ylang.
Fast-acting for even the toughest of problems: gout, diabetes, Alzheimer's, impetigo, lethargy, arthritis, low cholesterol, high cholesterol, no cholesterol, pink eye, side-eye, dry eye, UTI, and chicken that won’t fry!
Scent notes: real Kentucky bourbon, bay rum, pipe tobacco, bay leaf, Turkish mocha, lumps of coal.
Scent notes: An ancient, ethereal library lit by gaslight and glowing incense, frankincense and bay laurel, the simple cotton winding sheet of the dearly departed, swirls of vanilla and coal dust, old crumpled magazines; vanilla bean; coal dust; freshly-washed crisp cotton; bay laurel; ancient, smoky incense; frankincense.
Scent notes: Burnt sugar; baby powder; nag champa; real ylang ylang; a perfect sunflower; palmarosa; fresh figs; a moonlit night; decadent pomegranate; metallic copper; white musk.
Scent notes: crisp sea salt; tobacco leaf; burnt sugar; freshly poured pavement; carrot seed. (This is a challenging blend, with a few sour/unpleasant notes at first that dissipate to a strange, delightful blend of sweet and salty with a touch of rot. Not for the faint of heart!)
Scent notes: Oud wood, pipe tobacco, real vanilla, sandalwood, freshly cracked black pepper, finely grated ginger root.
Scent notes: A bubbling concoction of thick, resinous elimi brewed in a cauldron in the stone cellars of an old, forgotten manor house. Candles light the walls and have dripped for hundreds of years. Cardamom and sweet oud, and an unexpected touch of bright sassafras
Scent notes: murky deep ocean water, fresh sea moss, rich amber, metal
THE AWKWARD BANDITS: THE INCOMPETENT SUC GANG
Scent notes: so much blueberry (like Violet Beauregard levels of blueberry), freshly squeezed lemon, fancy Tahitian vanilla, a little bear jar of honey. Dave requested Snozberry, but that’s not a thing. Basically it smells like a blue Slurpee, but a really expensive, delicious blue Slurpee you’d have to pay a lot of money for (no more stealing!).
Scent notes: juicy, plump strawberries, sweet hazelnut toffee, a fresh grass stain on the knee of your favorite pair of jeans, animalistic musk, the kind an animal gives off when it’s being threatened by someone wanting to throw down fisticuffs.
Scent Notes: A tart lemon meringue with a touch of vanilla. And gunpower. Because of course.
Scent notes: tuberose, white magnolia blossom, crisply folded cotton sheets, Egyptian musk, a freshly poured Hefeweizen beer in a frosty cold mug.
Scent notes: sweet salted caramel, almond, a freshly opened jar of pure Canadian maple butter, coconut milk.
Scent Notes: A seaside quay on a windy day. Kelp, moss, and a hint of lime mingle with tobacco bay leaves. The metal of old boats and a hint of gunpowder linger on the salty breeze.
Scent notes: A very-not mainstream blend of peonies and chai. Ginger, honey, and white musk make something delicious and... You probably haven't heard of them.
Scent notes: a spiky, juicy pineapple, a sprig of cilantro, freshly squeezed lime juice, passionfruit, mango. Think of the fanciest frozen daiquiri at your local hipster bar; that’s exactly what this blend smells like.
Scent notes: Blackcurrant jam with undertones of black tea and rosewood
Scent notes: Blueberry spice cake made with cardamom and a touch of coumarin, drizzled with brown sugar glaze
Scent notes: A bottle of old honeyed elderberry wine found in the cool corner of the cellar, with a whisper of the powdery soil from the earthen walls
Scent Notes: Gooseberry and lilacs, and a touch of honey
Scent Notes: Wild huckleberries picked from a cedar forest in a misty, wet morning. Oakmoss, rain and cloudy skies
Scent notes: Fizzy gin cocktail with ginger ale, tonka, and tobacco flower
Yes, a pepperberry is a real fruit. It is native to Australia, specifically Tasmania, and the berries and leaves are used as spices because, true to name, it’s sweet and rather peppery and altogether unique. It’s the sweet-and-savory-pepper scent of your dreams that you didn’t even know you were dreaming about! You’ve never smelled anything like this before. We think you’re going to love it.
Scent notes: Raspberries in heavy cream with a dash of vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom
Scent notes: A dozen freshly-dipped dark chocolate coated strawberries on a golden platter, a crystal champagne flute filled with Dom Perignon resting beside them.
Scent notes: Cucumber and melon.
Scent notes: A blend of two variants of lemon verbena.
Scent notes: Three types of plums.
Scent notes: pear, fig, blueberry, ylang ylang.
Scent notes: An unapologetically feminine tropical floral. Monoi tiare, pilate, frangipani, juicy lychees, and dune grass against a welcoming, salty ocean shore
Scent notes: Fresh, tart pineapple and red mandarin, tonka bean, and a touch of whipped cream.
Scent notes: grass, tangerine, neroli, jasmine, honeysuckle.
Scent notes: the spray of the ocean on your face on a cool summer morning, a ripe kumquat plucked straight off the tree, crisp cotton sheets drying on a line in a field full of daisies.
Scent notes: Creamy coconutty suntan lotion, rich vanillas, and salty sea air.
Scent notes: spring meadow, rain, summer storms.
Scent Notes: Fresh acai berries covered in rich, dark chocolate. Fresh, cold rice milk and crisp white musk
Scent notes: Fresh, tangy apricots, fizzing bubbles, a dash of herbal sage
Scent Notes: Creamy coconut, swirls of black musk and vanilla, fresh green petitgrain, island beach grasses, and a hint of ocean breeze
Scent Notes: Warm late summer figs offered on a platter with warm honeycomb, almonds, coumarin, and sips of red wine. Healthy. This is healthy.
Scent Notes: Fizzing fresh green limes, wild labadanum and tonka with champagne bubbles
Scent notes: Mangoes with fresh green galbanum and bright pink peppercorns. A whisper of cardamom and sea salt, served under black linen canopies.
Scent Notes: Passionfruit, bright green tomato leaf, frangipani blooms and a pinch of heliotrope flower
Scent Notes: Hot, crisp pear tart drizzled with caramel. Drowned in heavy cream spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla.
Scent notes: Ruby red pomegranate seeds over vanilla ice cream