whiskerswhispers Posted January 29, 2008 Share Posted January 29, 2008 12th Night in New Orleans January 5th is 12th Night, some call it Epiphany, the time when the Wise Men visited baby Jesus and gave him gifts. In New Orleans, it is the day before the beginning of the Mardi Gras season, a time of partying, feasting, dressing up, and having a great time before Lent. 12th Night has roots in Saturnalia, the Roman celebration. 12th Night signals the end of the “12 Days of Christmas” and is also the traditional day that holiday decorations are removed from the home. I designed this “12th Night in New Orleans” perfume as an Abundance blend. This potion is green, spicy, a bit dark, and has just a touch of King Cake in it. Celebrate the New Year with Abundance! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: ALLSPICE ~ Luck, health, prosperity, money. PATCHOULI ~ Soothes and uplifts, sensual, sexually stimulating, lust, fertility, money. CINNAMON ~ Male sexual stimulation, passion, lust, healing, protection, energy, creativity, psychic powers. CLOVE ~ Money attracting, deflects negative and hostile energies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(Apologies if there's already a thread for this...)In vial: spicy, herbal, dirty, I swear there’s vetiver in here…I definitely smell the basil and bay.On skin: I smell nuts here…like walnuts or pecans. Smoky and nutty. I also smell the cinnamon, clove, patchouli and sugar, a bit of orange too. and lots of herbs too, with basil leading the way. There’s also a creaminess under it all. it’s an unusual blend of notes but I actually really like this! It’s settled down into a lovely spicy-earthy scent with a hint of something reminiscent of paper money. I love the soft creamy warmth of the sugared spices, and the herbs add a really interesting twist. I love the smell of basil-if done right, it can really turn a perfume into something special, like in here. eventually this turns to pure creamy soft clove with just a hint of patchouli to ground it…it’s gorgeous! Warm and comforting and there’s even a hint of incense to it. the drydown of creamy sweet clove and vanilla sugar is clove perfection, the scent I was hoping to get from Christmas Clove Cookies. I’m definitely keeping this one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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