Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief - 2 Perfumes to Ease Suffering

Hello Everyone,

Looking at the devastation that is being left in the wake of Sandy this morning, I feel sad and helpless. So many people who have lost their homes, their power, their water, their lives. It's a devastation that I can't even begin to imagine.

Since I'm in no condition to travel to NY or NJ and help with the relief effort, I feel compelled to help and the only thing I can do is offer my skills and use the money I earn to help those in need.

I always have some special occasion perfume blends on reserve. Ones that will one day reveal their purpose and names to me when the time is right. Two stepped forward to proclaim that they were ready to volunteer and represent the cause.

We'll be offering two blends, HEKUA YANSA and SALVO LERI. All proceeds after cost of manufacture will be donated to the Red Cross where it will be used to provide relief from those pummeled by the ravages of Sandy.

These are $20 per bottle. Please include $5 for postage per order. (So, 2 bottles would come to $45, for example.) Please remit payment to paypal at conjureoils dot com. Feel free to add on to the order. Just do the math and let me know what you're getting. Orders over $100 ship free.


Oya, also known as Yansa is the Mother of Nine. She is the Rainbow in the sky, the Queen of the hurricane, the tornado, the cemetery gates and she watches over our Egun (our ancestors). She rules over the winds of abrupt change; she destroys to create. Don't try to fight Oya, metamorphosis is inevitable.

African musk, wind whipped white amber, torrential rain and the black plums Oya demands as adimu (food offering).


"Salvo Leri" is Lukumi for "Save my head" In the Santeria faith it is customary when one walks pass the cemetery gates to cross your arms over your chest and salute Oya saying, "Hekua Yansa, Salvo Leri!" Or, I salute you, Oya, please save my head! In Lukumi faith, the head is the seat of the soul, or the Ori. To lose one's head is tantamount to death. A good head can save a whole town. A bad head can destroy one just as easily. Let's keep our heads about us during these trying times.

Golden sandalwood, ginger co2, Egyptian amber, sugared violets, orange blossom, dark honey and drop of red musk.

I have enough for about 20-25 bottles on hand of each of these. So when we're sold out, I'll make a small announcement on FB. If you still haven't liked us there, now would be a good time!


We moved to a new physical location in September which has caused shipping to slow to a trickle. Right now we are finishing September orders and beginning October. We humbly and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. (The move was quite unexpected and lots of things went sideways in the move. I'm pretty much living the worst days of my life, to be perfectly honest with you. So please, bear with me here.) I'm considering going to visit my family in Michigan for the holidays, so if you're planning on ordering for Xmas gifts, please get your orders in by December 7th or so. I'll be sure to ship it all before I leave.


Because I feel that it's more important to get caught up than keep working on new stuff (since I lost my main shipper, it's back to just me doing it all again!) I need to cancel the Yule contest this year. I may do a small update, we'll see. Keep your entries safe for next year! Thanks to all the people who have sent me inquiries about the contest! I really appreciate it.

Stay warm, stay safe and love each other,


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Goth Chick Pride Day 2012 is LIVE!

It's Goth Chick Appreciation Day Once Again!
While it might have its origins in a silly Facebook meme, Goth Chick Appreciation day has stuck a chord with thousands of Goth, (or recovering Goth) ladies out there and it's completely understandable why! So much of the year we spend fending off questioning or horrified looks from people - it's nice to have a day to be honored and at least one day a year where our wardrobe makes sense!

Last year, Goth Chick Pride was sold out in a day with many requests for orders after the fact. While I was able to accommodate all orders last year, this year, I have 23 bottles available and won't be able to take any orders for extras, so try to get them while you can. I'm going to ask that you limit your order to no more than 3 bottles per order (because I know that folks like to combine orders with their friends and that is perfectly acceptable.) That way, everyone has a chance. I've gotten so much positive feedback about this perfume! So many emails with ladies exclaiming that this is their holy grail scent! I'm excited to be able to offer it again! Hopefully, I can make this a yearly release, but I'm anxious about two of the components, so we shall see. I guess to sum it up: get a bottle while you can! 

Fine Print: If you placed an order for the Crowleymass sale and would like to add this on, you can send the total with a note to paypal at conjureoils dot com and we will be glad to add it to your order! 

Decanted in 5ml glass amber bottles 
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle $20
5ml Brown Apothecary Roll-On $21

Show your Goth spirit! Aged black patchouli, sexy garnet pomegranate, clove tobacco, vanilla smoke and red musk. Destined to be a classic!

You can get all sorts of Goth Chick Pride goodies like T-shirts, mugs and posters in our Zazzle store! Lookit HERE

Here's Miss Vajra modeling her own Conjure Oils' Goth Chick Pride long sleeve t-shirt. You, too, can have your very own!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Celebrating Crowleymass with a SALE, Dance of Death and Conjure's Carnal Delights Collection is LIVE

Happy Crowleymass!

93, dear ones!

The fall season has arrived finally at here in the Pacific Northwest; yesterday was our last day of sunshine until July or so. Now that the rains and clouds are blowing in from the ocean, gray is here to stay. Today the drops will start to fall and won't stop until the spring. And this is how we like it!

The changing of the seasons is a reminder that change is an inevitable part of life. Conjure has recently closed its retail space and relocated to a small private studio in the woods. I'm still sorting and putting everything away, so shipping has slowed somewhat, but I'm anticipating shipping most, if not all, of the outstanding orders during this coming week, so I want to thank you for your continued patience.

Other life events have made life a bit of a challenge: I've lost my number one shipper. Hubs went and got himself a full time job! I will miss having him around, but it will be like the old days of Conjure again where it's just me doing it all! However, I have to be realistic, so I'm contemplating changing Conjure with the new year. I'm considering this (and I am completely open to feedback, as I've always considered Conjure to be the perfume of the people!): releasing 1-2 limited editions each month and making only 1-2 GC lines available at a time. I'd come up with a schedule so you'd know which lines will be available when, but I have to figure out a way to make this doable for me because.... (big reveal coming...)

I'm expecting! My due date is April 16, 2013! Sterling, Lucy and I are very excited by this blessed opportunity to add another beautiful soul to our family! I already have some physical limitations because of some chronic pain issues and with being pregnant, I'm unwilling to take most medications (like zero, well, maybe tylenol! LOL!) so like I said, I have to figure out how to make this workable for me and my physical body while keeping Conjure alive, interesting and available for YOU!

No sweeping changes will happen until after the Yule holiday has come and gone, so you have time to plan and/or panic accordingly! :D

Now, enough about me! On with the SALES and LIMITEDS!

Birthday wishes to the To Mega Therion, or The Great Beast as he was fond of calling himself. Aleister Crowley was a complex and controversial man. He was an influential magician, a scholar and a mystic He channeled his religious text, Liber AL vel Legis or The Book of the Law through a being called Aiwass while visiting Cairo with his wife, Rose. He believed that this event ushered in a new aeon of Horus and from this experience, he eventually created his religion/philosophy of Thelema, of which the main tenet is: "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of the Law" encouraging its adherents to live to their own True Will.

Love him or hate him, you have to admit he is a significant figure in modern occult history. I find him personally intriguing, inspiring and downright entertaining!

In celebration of the Frater, I'm hosting my yearly sale! Buy 2 get 1 FREE! Here's the fine print: Only items from the General Catalog are applicable. The free bottle must be equal or lesser in value to the other items with it. Only applicable to 5ml or 10ml sizes. No pips or pip samplers. No amending past orders. No whining! :D Just be awesome and enjoy the free stuff. To take advantage of the sale: Put 2/4/6 etc. bottles in your cart and then in the "add a message to merchant" section, let me know which freebies you'd like! Or send an email along with your order  and let me know there. vajra at conjureoils dot com.

The sale will be LIVE until Sunday night at 11:59 Pacific.


It seems that the end of October and early November is the time of year where many cultures have holy days honoring death. From Los Dias de los Muertos to Samhain tide this has been the season to honor, revere and even celebrate the role death has in our lives. Using three works of art as inspiration, we are offering a trilogy of fragrances to pay tribute to the ancestors, to show respect for the power of the spirit of Iku (Yoruban personification of Death) and to the metaphysical associations that are part and parcel to the concept: transitions, inevitable change and destruction that clears the way to creation. Maferefun Oya, Kali, Hecate, Set, Baron Samedi and the Ghede, Egun, Yewa and all other spirits who work and exist in such a nebulous and liminal space fraught with a spectrum of human emotion: from the depths of suffering and grief stemming from senseless and tragic loss to the heights of grace and light embedded in those moments where death is a release from pain and an ascension into the Great Mystery.

The fragrances have been formulated to be worn layered together, but they are perfectly suitable to be worn individually

The Dance of Death series will be available until the Sun exits the sign of Scorpio in November.

Albrecht Dürer
copper engraving, 1513

RIDER, DEATH and DEVIL: A knight, protected by the armor of his faith, is surrounded by the grotesque images of the Devil and Death. Note the Memento Mori symbolism of the hourglass reminding the soldier that his time on earth is finite and the skull in the bottom left corner confirming the inevitable to us all.

Tunisian black myrrh, holy sandalwood, Persian musk, charred wood, frankincense absolute, desecrated incense, cassia, pink grapefruit, and aged patchouli.

Alfred Rethel
wood-carving, 1851

Death the Strangler - First Outbreak of Cholera at a Parisian Masquerade Ball in 1831: Death pays a visit to a party and the results are devastating. Playing mock fiddle with bones and surrounded by corpses, Death stands centrally while the doomed musicians attempt an escape in the top left. Seated on the stairs is the personification of Cholera dressed in Egyptian finery.

Tonka bean absolute, black patchouli, white sandalwood, ginger CO2 extract, bone musk, orange blossom, vanilla resin absolute, Sudanese amber, blood orange, opoponax and tulsi.

Alfred Rethel
wood-carving, 1851

Death the Friend: Death rings the church bells for the ringer who sits in an apparent deathly repose in the top right. The sun rise out the window reminding the viewer that the cycle of life will continue and transformation is assured.

Antique patchouli, tonka absolute, vanilla resin, ruh khus, tendrils of Spanish moss, neglected leather, graveyard loam and Parma violet.  


Selections from DANCE OF DEATH SERIES are available in one size, three fragrances or a set of all three items.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - $20
Set of all three $55


  Autumn is a season most voluptuous and sensual. Colors in their crimson, orange and ochre vibrancy flash their iridescent fire from quaking leaves. The sky, in its dazzling display of darkness, threatens the diminishing light with clouds suspended heavily in the air, saturated with the thick storms of a thousand nights. Respite is found in the infinity azure expanse that arches effortlessly with the angles of sunlight, golden, slanting to earth creating a crisp, clean and shimmering aura to the world around us. A chill embraces the frosted air and our breath is etched in silver tendrils reaching heavenward. Seeking warmth and connection, we wrap our arms around ourselves and our loved ones and descend within; our thoughts deepen while our vision expands.

Conjure's Carnal Delights Collection is a celebration of the senses that the autumnal season ignites like no other. I've hand picked the fragrances that speak to me of deepest Autumn, of introspection, of sensuality and of delight. All fragrances are accords crafted in house unique to Conjure Oils!

In celebration of this season most wonderful, we're offering custom fragrances for a limited time. Depending on the success of the line, I may later offer candles, soaps, whips, sprays and lotions in the Carnal Delights Collection! It's up to you!


Select up to five of the accords listed below to create your own signature scent! In order to prevent a back log, I can only accept orders for twenty five (or so) customs, so once the limit is reached, I'll mark the option as sold out.


Apple Cider
Candy Apple
Caramel Apple
Cinnamon Donut
Fresh Hay
Fuji Apple
Green Apple

Chai Tea
Cream Soda
Sugar Cane
Vanilla Bean

Black Lotus
Falling Leaves
Graveyard Dirt
Spanish Moss

Chili Pepper
D'Anjou Pear
Fresh Pumpkin
Golden Honey
Pumpkin Bread
Red Rose
Sweet Orange
Whole Wheat Bread
Zucchini Bread

Black Musk
Black Patchouli
Crystal Amber
Dark Amber
Dragon's Blood
Red Musk
Tonka Bean
Vanilla Musk
White Musk

Candy Corn
Caramel Popcorn
Cream Cheese Frosting
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Pumpkin Pie
Red Velvet Cake
Spun Sugar

Selections from CONJURE'S CARNAL DELIGHTS COLLECTION are available in one size, five styles.

5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - One Note $20
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Two Notes $25
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Three Notes $30
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Four Notes $35
5ml Brown Apothecary Bottle - Five Notes $40


 Visit CONJURE OILS to peruse and dream...

Again, thank you so much for your understanding and support. I don't know what the future holds, but I hope I can continue to serve you and your perfuming needs (because we NEED perfume! Duh! :D)

All the best,