Tuesday, November 27, 2007


The Black Friday sale was a smash hit! Thank you for all the messages, orders and support over the weekend!


Maybe it can run again next year...



Conjure Oils

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sale Extended Through Monday!

Enough panicked emails have come in from folks not getting home until Monday to inspire me to extend the buy two oils, get one free sale through Monday at midnight, PST.

But that's IT! :D There won't be another sale like this one until maybe next year!

Remember, things with a good smell keep you safe from Hell - Visit Conjure Oils today!



Friday, November 23, 2007

This Weekend Only! Black Friday Sale!

It's ON!

The Black Friday frenzy is here!

Purchase 2 oils and receive the third for free (of equal or lesser value, of course!)

Have a look at the Conjure Oils website and take this opportunity to expand your collection, stock up, buy gifts or try new scents.

Thank you,


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Black Friday Sale at Conjure Oils!

Wow, it's almost Thanksgiving! Where the heck does time go?

Since Black Friday is the day of great deals, we figured, why not? It's a great chance to extend a flippin' sweet deal to you while also offering the opportunity for folks to try out more of the catalog.

The 2007 Black Friday Conjure Oils Sale is...

Buy 2 5ml or 10ml bottles, get one free - no limit!
(The free one must be of equal or lesser value, of course!)

This doesn't apply to samplers or samples, just the bottle sizes. However, the samples and samplers still get free shipping!

So stock up my brothas and sistahs!

Sale will begin Friday November 23 12:01 am and last until 11:59pm on Sunday November 25th.

Thank you for being awesome!


Now playing: Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd - The Ghost Has No Home
via FoxyTunes

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The World Celebrates: Yule 2007

It's here!

A fan-designed line of holiday scents that reflect passion, curiosity, generosity and global savvy.

Here are the descriptions of the scents, from the Conjure, Ltd page, where you can also order.

Bhai Dooj

a Hindu ceremony performed on the second day after Diwali in which siblings honor and celebrate one another. Sisters draw sacred Tilak markings made of sandalwood or vermillion paste on their brothers foreheads with unbroken grains of rice as an expression of love and gratitude for their support and protection. In turn, brothers shower sisters with luxurious gifts, jewel toned flowers and promises of continued love and loyalty

a fiery blend with a heart of sandalwood paste and a soul of incense, basmati rice, dried ginger, comforting allspice and a daub of ghee

contributed by Julia Ingber, New York, USA

Ded Moroz
(Eastern Europe)

Ded Moroz, or Father Frost, is a character akin to Santa Claus in the Ukraine and other parts of Eastern Europe. He delivers gifts in person to children with his granddaughter Snegurochka,"Snow Maiden", donning his heel-length, crimson fur lined coat, hat and valenki boots. Celebrate a true Ukrainian Christmas with perennially popular Eastern European cookies baked special for Ded Moroz and Snegurochka! Cut into rounds, stars, or crescents, they are often hung on the lower branches of the Yule tree as treats for the younger children

notes in this delectable offering are warm and dry ginger, golden peach honey, orange peel and toasted almonds with a just a hint of spice and a delicate dusting of powdered sugar on top

contributed by Jennifer Tonapi, Ohio, USA

Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, the Hebrew word sometimes translated as "dedication" or "consecration", is celebrated on the 25th day in the month of Kislev, falling anywhere between late November to late December. It is marked by lighting candles each night on the Menorah just after dusk to invite miracles, wonders and to express gratitiute.

a scent for Hanukkah, warm and inviting: fresh baked loaves of Challah, golden tendrils of honey, sweet beeswax candles, frankincense, saffron, and clove

Contributed by Shawna Morse, Georgia, USA

Frau Holda

Germanic Mother Goddess of spinning, witches and the wild hunt. Be called forth into the shimmering silver frenzy of Frau Holda's frozen midwinter festival procession along with the disembodied spirits that roam free on the earth during the darkest nights of deepest chill.

wrap yourself in a cloak of coursing dragon's blood for the Wild Hunt, grand fir for the cold-locked forest and the barest touch of icy ravensara and mint for winter's lingering frost

contributed by Rebecca Cerio, Wisconsin, USA

Misa del Gallo
(Latin America)

Misa del Gallo, or "Roosters Mass" is a name used in Latin America for the Catholic Tradition of Midnight Mass. It comes from the belief that the rooster was one of the first creatures to witness and then announce the birth of the infant Jesus.

celebrate midnight mass in an ancient cathedral: dark amber, sweet myrrh, olibanum, candle smoke wafting heavenward, raw chocolate, desert chaparral and sweetgrass

Contributed by Gary Lodato, North Carolina, USA


Spent with family and generally lasting about six days, Oshogatsu, or Japanese New Year, is easily one of Japan's most elaborate festivals. Traditions of cleansing and purification are practiced prior to the holiday to make room for a fresh new year, opening wide the doors to luck, happiness and prosperity

ring in the new: cherry blossoms, green tea, sweet red bean paste accord, rice flowers, bamboo, purifying hinoki and sacred cedar

Contributed by: Karen Shibuya, Virginia USA

Saint Lucia

Observed on December 13 in Scandinavian countries, it is the Feast Day of Saint Lucia, whose name means "light".This is represented in the yearly tradition of choosing one lucky little girl to wear a flowing white gown, don a glowing candle-studded crown and lead a line of candle bearing maidens trailing behind her to represent Saint Lucia overcoming the darkness of her blindness. The Saint is often portrayed holding a golden plate containing her own eyes that some say were plucked out by enemies, yet other sources claim that she gouged them out herself. It is of no surprise then that she is venerated at the darkest time of the year

an illuminating blend offering the sweet scent of lucia yeast buns baked with cardamom and saffron then slowly drizzled with sweet orange glaze rounded out with just a hint of lingonberry twigs from the candle wreath warmed by the candle's steady glow

Contributed by Lindsay Van Acker, California, USA


Have a beautiful season! Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who contributed!

Light and Joy,


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The End of Hallows...


Just wanted to remind everyone that
, November 15th, is the
last day
to order the
Hallows scents
before they are gone forever to make way for the highly anticipated Yule 2007 line!

As a special for you kind folks who read my online updates: If you order a sampler during these final days of the Hallows line and find that would like a larger size, I'll keep that option available until December 15th. You can order on the Conjure Ltd. page.

Between the Worlds

crimson apples, ruby pomegranates, sandalwood wood smoke and blood red stygian waters permeate the veil.

Calavera de Azúcar

muscovado sugar, royal icing and meringue powder with a slight hint of metaphysical white musk

Devil's Night Detroit Style

a city wide inferno: smoke swirling around dying fires, charred houses, overturned cars and toppled tombstones

Fires of Azrael

let the Dark angel of the Doors grant you a vision of the past or a premonition of the future.The Fires of Azrael evoke smoldering ashes of a juniper, Himalayan cedar and Egyptian sandalwood fire lit by the seaside at twilight. Inspired by the novel _The Sea Priestess_ by Dion Fortune

Flying Ointment

a completely legal olfactory interpretation of an ancient preparation. Mysore sandalwood, midnight blooming jasmine, opoponax, opium poppy flowers, cannabis scent and a pinch of mugwort herb. Who needs a broom?

Ghoul Booty

remember digging into those sacks of candy and gorging until you were sick? Here's a treasure trove of Ghoulie goodness: candy corn, chocolates, caramels, lollipops and bubble gum. The only cavity you're in danger of getting here is the hole in your wallet from getting more!


"let them eat cake!!" or better yet, indulge in fine chocolate. A pompous fragrance for the discriminating chocolatier - decadent, sophisticated and most certainly bourgeoisie. Opulent in its balance of complexity and subtle florals.

Hänsel und Gretel

a gingerbread house decorated with spice drops and butter cream frosting. The faint smell of a witch's brew filling the enchanted woods and roaring cook stove perfect for roasting a greedy little boy or girl.


the dusty stillness of the afterlife: emerald moss, black orchids, cold stones and holy water.


a fragrance created in honor of Allan Kardec, a turn of the century gentleman who is credited with popularizing the Spiritist movement. "To born, to live, to die, to reborn and to keep progressing. That is the law" is engraved on his burial chamber placed in the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris, France. This fragrance consists solely of white flowers to please the spirits of the White Table: lily, rose, paper whites, stephanotis and white jasmine.

Poison Apple

the Queen disguised herself as a country woman and convinced Snow White to eat the poisoned apple. Too bad she didn't get to just wear the scent: green apples coated in caramel sprinkled with brown sugar slathered in buttered rum. This takes our apples form the level of tox to a place that rocks! (sorry 'bout the bad pun. It's late!)

Witching Hour

a midnight walk through the pumpkin patch on All Soul's Eve. Spiced pumpkin, falling leaves, a black velvet cloak to pull close for warmth and a frankincense candle offering for the spirits residing in the cemetery near by.

Zolac Manor

far in the darkest depths of North Portland a Mad Scientist throws a Tiki party for vampires. Tropical fruit, dragon's breath. egyptian musk, calla lilies, Hawaiian white ginger and blood sangria.

$3 per Hallows Sample,$31 for 13 sampler set, $13 5ml LE Bottle, $23 10ml LE Bottle

The scent descriptions taken from the Conjure Oils website.

(I may resurrect some Hallows scents for next year, but we'll see...)

Either way, hope you are having a lovely autumn so far.

Showers of blessings,


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Conjure Oils + Lemurgurl Art = Awesome!

Conjure Oils is in cahoots with the lovely and talented Renee Bosler to delight you with the weird and wonderful world of the Womberscootch! The Womberscootch perfume is a as rare as its namesake and can only be had through clicking the image below.

Here's Renee's description of the Womberscootch scent:

"This perfume oil and art set is the first in a series of four. This first scent evokes the whimsy of the forest-dwelling womberscootch, and the beauty of the woods it dwells in. The scent is earthy, warm, and woodsy, with touches of allspice and wild berries, apple and cedar woods, moss, pine needles, oakmoss, black pepper, and a touch of sweet vanilla bourbon! Quite simply, Womberscootch smells like eating cookies in the woods!"

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Renee is a Gothic Folk Artist based in Portland Oregon.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Yule 2007 Conjure Oils Contest Winners

2007 theme: The World Celebrates!

After pouring through pages and pages of gorgeously crafted, well written, researched and heartfelt entries to the 2007 Conjure Oils Yule Contest, one theme began to emerge from the entries like several strands of fine silk woven together to tie a gorgeous bow: yuletide has no borders; the celebration is global.
Many of you sent in very touching stories, pictures and poems with your entries and for that I am glad as it put me in a space of deep awe and gratitude. I am so lucky to be in contact with so many brilliant, creative, artistic and genuine people. Every entry was like a present for me – so I thank you for that gift!
While I wish I could make all the entries come to life, I can only pick a few. The contest was initially designed for five winners, but I couldn’t decide on just five, so I expanded it to include seven winners. Good ol’ lucky number seven.
The blends themselves will be revealed November 15th on the Conjure Oils website, Conjure, ltd. page, so look for the announcement that they are up. Most of the winners submitted several selections, so they don’t even know which scent of theirs was chosen! Let the speculation begin!
The winners will receive a beautiful clear glass 10ml perfume bottle of their creation as well as a sample of the other blends. Look for my email confirming your contact information.

So, without further ado, the winners are...

*Rebecca Cerio * Julia Ingber * Gary Lodato * Karen Shibuya * Shawna Silverman * Jennifer Tonapi * Lindsay Van Acker * Congratulations!

Again, all the entries were top notch! Thanks for participating and I know you’re really going to enjoy these!

Love and light,