SMOKEY MOON Soft sandalwood, nicotiana, and velvety orris drifting over lustrous pale musks, stephanotis, elemi, and cyclamen. Torn about this one... I love smoky scents, but pale musks often go soapy on my skin and the floral notes aren't among my favs.
THE FEAST FOR THE GREATLY REVERED ONES (live until Aug 8) Cacao mixed with ground maize, agave wine, and octli, mixed with herbs and spices native to central Mexico. I really can't imagine how this smells but I've loved every Mexican-themed scent she's done, so I'll do this one on faith.
LABORES SOLIS (live until Aug 8) On July 22, we will be experiencing a total solar eclipse. This is the Labores Solis: the sun’s rays expressed through frankincense, amber, heliotrope, saffron, and chamomile, crossed with Luna’s Artemisias, manifesting in darkness. YES. Definitely yes. Resins, saffron and artemisia? Can't miss that, even if there is chamomile, too.
NONAE CAPROTINA (live until Aug 8) The scent is of goat's milk, ripe fig and a hint of sweet myrrh. Creamy fig and resin? I'm there even without the Juno associations.
SEASON OF THE INUNDATION (live until Aug 8) Akhet: the advent of the rising of the Nile floods -- the heart of the fertility and prosperity of Egypt. As Sirius climbs the horizon, Hapi begins to collect the tears of Isis, causing the waters of the Nile to rise. As the flood ebbed, the waters left a rich, black silt that was integral to the fecundity of the land.
Sweet, black silt mingled with holy myrrh, melilot, hyssop, spikenard, balsam, cedar, and a hint of melting snow from the Abyssinian hills. Tempting, fab concept. Prolly wait for reviews.
THE FESTIVAL OF ANUKET (live until Aug 8) Anuket is the Embracer, a Goddess of Passion and of the waters of the Nile that caress the land and bring forth fruitfulness. She is the Nourisher of the Fields, the Giver of Life, and She Who Shoots Forth. A goddess of the hunt, archers, movement, and speed, she has the head of a gazelle, and sometimes wears a headdress of ostrich feathers. She is a protector of children at birth, and nursed many of the great pharaohs of Egypt.
Shimmering offerings of gold scattered through life-giving, fertile waters. Not sure what this will smell like, but the imagery... wow. Gold metallic? Certainly bright, with maybe an aquatic note? Likely wait for reviews.
++ SUMMER GARDEN MINISERIES (live until Sept 6)
LAWN GNOME Benevolent groundskeepers, these carefree plaster and stone companions lighten the hearts of passers by. Red currant, molasses, vanilla cream, moss, and patchouli. WANT!
PLASTIC PINK FLAMINGO Vigilant day-glo guardians of lawn and patio, stalwart protectors of the home. Pink sugar-crusted marshmallow, dandelion, and sap. ROFL! Hard to resist marshmallow notes so presented. And I love dandelion.
SPINNING MULTICOLORED METALLIC PINWHEEL Polycarbonate and metallic film monuments to domestic whimsy, whirling merrily in the summer breeze. Raspberry, lime, blueberry, tangerine, lemon, juniper, and white grape. Hmm... love raspberry, but the rest... too fruity? Too acidic? Likely wait for reviews,