After a long and grueling winter, it looks as if Spring may be rearing its beautiful, warm, sunny and refreshing head. The dark months in the Pacific Northwest are cruel - days of infinite rain, thick clouds and gray light run together in a seamless blur of cold and bleak misery. The first days of sunshine are truly a reprieve from emotional death row.
Spring is my new favorite season. So many joyous events happen in Spring: the birthday of my daughter, Miss Lucy. My husband Sterling's birthday, my favorite sabbat, Beltaine and my Ocha birthday! Definitely a time of celebration!
So, allow me to introduce with great joy and rapture the Conjure Oils Spring 2011 Collection, Le Sacre du Printemps! May it bring you all the delight that I enjoyed during its research, development and formulation!
All the best,
Le Sacre du Printemps
Scents inspired by the fevered passions of composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinski
Le Sacre du Printemps, or the Rite of Spring, is a legendary ballet rife with sexuality, virility, primal, ancient magics and pagan revelry. Penned in 1913, it is one of the best examples of musical innovation that heralded the Modern period of music. It has inspired many - from Fantasia to Frank Zappa - and continues to ignite the hearts and minds of artists to this day.
We at Conjure can think of no better devotion to Spring than to create a fragrance collection based on this wonderful and exhilarating work of fine art. This is a conceptual line, offering Conjure's interpretation of the music, the myth and the meaning that resounds within the imagination.
Enjoy the rebirth and the rapture.
Fragrances in the Limited Edition collection are available in one size:
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $17.50
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Le Sacre du Printemps
Aged patchouli, Ethiopian frankincense, vanilla absolute, pink musk, delicate lace and magnolia blossoms.
Scents in the Spring 2011 Collection:
Danses des Adolescentes
The Dance of the Young Girls; a study in innocence.
Creamy orchid, soft skin musk, a blush of pink jasmine, white tea, candy floss and the finest gowns of raw silk and linen.
Jeu du RaptRitual of Abduction; thief of hearts. Evocative of the myth of Persephone and the betrayal and agony she felt as she was spirited away to the underworld.
Crimson pomegranate, Moroccan fig, smoked vanilla sugar, soft moss, amber resin, aged black tea and opium poppy resin.
Rondes PrintanièresSpring Rounds. Warm, sweet and and renewing as the first day of Spring. This is the scent of hope.
Vanilla cream, pink hyacinth, ruby grapefruit, scarlet hibiscus, cake flour, caramelized coconut and raspberry infused patchouli.
Jeux des Cités RivalesThe Games of the Two Rival Tribes.
Spirited and spiced candied violets, bitter cloves, cassis and red sandalwood spar with black currant, ylang ylang, vanilla orchid, gunpowder and dried wild grasses.
Cortège du SageProcession of the Oldest and Wisest One. We revere the wisdom of the ages and respect our elders.
We honor the Old Ones: clary and desert sages, chaparral, creosote, ancient wood, faded leather and cactus flower sweetened with desiccated fireweed honey.
Adoration de la TerreThe Kiss of the Earth. Earthbound and beautiful; the blue dot in a sea of black that we call home.
Warm and golden as a summer's sunset: peach blossom honey, chthonic amber resin, toasted basmati rice, cured tobacco, sweet tea and blonde patchouli.
Danse de la TerreDancing Out of the Underworld. Persephone is free and the world is reborn in joyous celebration.
Escape the darkness with rejuvenating black Assam tea, dark coconut husk, aged vanilla resin, sacred sandalwood temple incense, earthen musk and shaved red mandarin zest.
Cercles Mystérieux des AdolescentesCircle of the Mystical Maidens.
The Celtic festivals of Samhain and Beltaine are historically the two times during the year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead are at their thinnest. May 1st invites more than ancestral spirits - it carries the spirits of earth Elementals - faeries, gnomes, sprites and other creatures of myth as spring rains and gentle blossoms are carried on the perfumed breeze.
The Spring Maidens dance this eternal dance and weave into their rhythm the magic of the season working the rites that further weaken the veil making the world of seen and unseen indistinguishable.
"We gather in a strict formation, hold hands in a circle
and at twilight we all we all walk around the stones.
Spirits dance and bodies roll, hallucinations curtsey
as the river priestess consecrates the bones."
~ Casting the Runes, Legendary Pink Dots
Exotic tuberose, pink peony, lychee fruit, orange blossom, vanilla bean, tonka, strawberry blossom, bergamot and sugar cane.
Glorification de l'ÉlueNaming and Glorifying the Chosen One who is the Golden Child, the May Queen, the Sacred Divine within; the Holy Fire of Spirit that links us with All-That-Is.
Glory be: golden saffron, antique patchouli, white honey, orris root, toasted almond, khus and splendid olibanum.
Evocation des AncêtresEvoking the Spirits of the Ancestors. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors through love, adoration and veneration our predecessors are lifted, elevated, given light and eternal life.
Revere and honor: dried pomegranate rind crushed and perfumed with linden blossom, red spikenard, aloes wood, Egyptian sandalwood, sweet myrrh and Kyphi incense.
Action Rituelle des AncêtresRitual of the Ancestors. Our ancestral rituals are remembered on a cellular level. Deep DNA memories are celebrated during the heart of the darkest night lasting until the break of iridescent dawn.
Honor those that have passed on with white sandalwood, red willow, amyris, palo santo, patchouli blossom, Himalayan cedar, ylang ylang, opoponax and ginseng.
Danse SacraleSacrificial Dance of the Chosen One.
Sacred and uplifting: crystal amber, blue lavender, cyclamen, white sage, honeydew, vanilla musk, candied violets and a gentle heart of white rose tea.
Le Sacre du Printemps will be available until June 21st