Sunday, December 11, 2011

greatest trumps.

tarot deck candle in studio.


i stopped by catbird today in all it's rushing & bustling. someone was purchasing a piece of bloodmilk as i stood in line to buy a pair of candles & a bar of absinthe chocolate. it's amazing to see bloodmilk living in a shop & aesthetically arranged with curios by someone other than myself.

in other scent related musings, the two candles i purchased ( with the wayward intentions of being gifts ) were so amazing upon my opening them at home so late from art "work" in nyc that i had to light
 'tarot deck' immediately and place it with all my other glass bottled curiosities in my studio. the quirky yet enticing description notes: incense, turkish rose, laudanum (!!!) & waxy pencil shavings (!!!!!!) the smells of a quiet ritual, a ring of bones & herbs, a finger on the other side.

campfire has yet to be lit, but also has an unexpected, heady scent of fire smoke & honey. 

despite my selfish coveting of them, they would make perfect gifts for the strange lady or fellow in your life. also, remember catbird has a small collection of my jewels that are ready to ship immediately in time for the holidays.

xo

5 comments :

NYXABONEFLOWERS™ Art said...

I "get" this. One of my favorite things to do is open my grandmother's ancient wood paintbox with it's stained palette and oil paint tubes still inside: the heady rush of linseed oil, turpentine, paint chips instantly transports me to a different plane of thought...

Gypsy Hawk said...

I ordered one of these candles tonight thanks to your blog. :)

bloodmilk. said...

@jen: oh, the smell of wooden boxes filled with paint!

@gypsy hawk: i promise you will not be disappointed. i'm obsessed. i wish it was a perfume so I could carry the scent around me all day. you'll love it. xo

bravegrrl said...

yes, thanks for helping me pick out a christmas gift for myself... i just bought the same candle...

xo

Jessica - Naomi said...

this candle looks and sounds amazing, now I want to order one o.o;