Surprise! We have an April Fools' collection intended to enlighten and entertain.
Here's our video announcement:
Nope, we're not pulling your leg -- but THE FOOL'S DOG might be! That's right, in honor of the most playful of holidays (which has already pulled the epic prank of landing on Easter this year), we offer the following set of perfume oils inspired by that glad-hearted trickster tarot icon: The Fool.
Links and scent descriptions below! [Since we've been having website issues, we're releasing this set simultaneously on Etsy.]
(And don't forget to peek at this month's Lunacy blends!)
++ THE FOOL’S JOURNEY: ASPECTS OF THE FOOL
The Excuse, the Madman, the Wild Card, the Highest Trump That Prospers from All Previous Tricks. He is the Everyman, but also the Outsider and the narrator in the moment that he enters the tale. The Fool is the root from which all the other trumps spring, but is also the card without value. He carries no number because he stands outside, above, and below the social order; he exists beyond the other cards, unencumbered. He is free to move both onstage and backstage; he can break the fourth wall and address the audience. He is improvisation, the unwritten script. Folly and sagacity, hesitation and leaps of faith. Absolute freedom, absolute nothingness; anarchy, indifference, prodigality, balance, and imbalance.
Everything matters, nothing matters. We all walk off the cliff eventually.
EYES SKYWARD, EYES SHUT
Divine ecstasy and divine madness. Ambivalence and absolute faith.
Frankincense and lemon peel drifting on a cloud of lemongrass, white coconut, sandalwood, and vanilla absolute.
THE FOOL’S DOG
Sometimes playfully walking with the Fool, sometimes tugging on his stockings, sometimes attacking in a pack, sometimes tearing the ass out of his pants, sometimes chomping him right on the nuts: feral and tame, guardian and hunter, loyalty and opposition. Sometimes guiding the Fool off the cliff and other times warning him of dangers ahead.
A warm canine musk, trampled grass, a gleam of ivory-white fang, cardamom pod, and crushed yew.
THE FOOL’S ROSE
Purity of ideal, unsullied innocence, liberation from base desires and worldly trappings.
White rose, frankincense, verbena, and angelica root.
THE FOOL’S TRANQUILITY
At peace with recklessness and abandon, the serenity of accepting the embrace of disorder and obliquity: pink pepper and honey.
A jester’s balloon, a vagabond’s pack. The riddle and the punch line. The Consequence, the Mystery, the Untapped Collective Knowledge of All Mankind.
Jasmine petals tumbled with a panoply of spices, suffused with incense smoke.
The Leap of Faith or the Apex of Irresponsibility. One foot remains precariously touching the earth, the other hovers towards enlightenment or oblivion.
Green tea, neroli, and osmanthus, patchouli root, Spanish moss, tobacco absolute, and vetiver.
++ THE FOOL’S JOURNEY: FACES OF THE FOOL
Reviled and mocked, pelted by stones and set upon by dogs, all the while singing the song of divine madness: red sandalwood, tobacco absolute, palo santo, black copal and balsam dusted by burnt sage, soot, and an echo of frankincense.
Speaking truth to kings, beggars, and popes alike, immune to retribution and lordly wrath as he flings wise quips like cream pies and barbed arrows.
A motley tunic, festooned in bells: red currant and lemon peel over sugared patchouli and a bit of buttercream.
Wherein the Magician and the Fool are one, spinning the story and juggling the knives that drive a man’s fate.
Frankincense and star anise, bergamot and clove bud, rue and green cinnamon, saffron and carnation, cedar and vanilla absolute.
The unknown factor, the outsider entering your town uninvited, unannounced, and unknown: a narcotic black chypre with crushed violets, indigo lilac, patchouli, oakmoss absolute, labdanum, and clove.
The affable fool who uses his own obtuseness and ignorance to his advantage: milk, honey, and wild fig with ambrette seed and almond buttercream.
To save a trump card, sometimes you must make sacrifices: tolu balsam, leather, labdanum, black pepper, and benzoin.