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.