We mapped out a journey from the centre of our Earth's Core to Outer Space, marking territories, materials, and sublime elements along the way. From this we mixed a scent, which sparked the inspiration to the AW20 collection - ASTRAL ANCESTORS.
We wanted to be as faithful to our original research, but carefully curate the scent to work with our products... Basically, we cut out the fact that Saturn's moons smells like cherries, and that outer space might smell like rum haha!
As magick involves the reduction of properties to simplicity making them transmutable so that they can be utilised in fresh directions, our unique scent gathered from around the earth can conjure lucid memories from our DNA.
"There was something undefined and complete, existing before Heaven and Earth. How still it was, how formless, standing alone and undergoing no change, reaching everywhere with no danger of being exhausted. It may be regarded as the mother of all things. Truthfully it has no name, but I call it Tao." (Tsu, 1972)
The larger size bottles were bought and collected from a small factory in the north of england that was closing down. We then carved the lids and hand shaped and stamped the labels. The bottles can be reused (we hope you do!) The labels easily slide off and can be worn on the wrist as a bracelet - They can also be customised to have your Sun and Moon sign stamped on. Just pop them in a message with your purchase - If you don't know them, we are happy to make you a birth chart : ) We are nosy like that!
The smaller blue glass vials, are perfect to carry around with you everyday. If I have to endure the underground, I roll a little on my pulse point, nothing like a fresh scent bubble to keep you calm. if you would prefer amber glass do let me know!
For healthy n' safety and all that - These bottles are being sold, the oil inside is merely a free sample. We have mixed our elixir with 2% essential oils, but as a precaution, always roll a little on yourself as a test before bathing in it! To be sure...
If you already have a bottle and like our oil, you can get it refilled by us, or use your own magick mixes.
Camellia oil, jojoba oil and coconut.
The rest of the ingredients in order of our journey:
Black pepper and patchouli essential oils - The core, snaking up towards the crust and beyond.
Vetiver and frankincense (Boswellia Frereana) essential oils - The earth, caves and fields.
Lavender and neroli essential oils - Flora and fauna.
Cedarwood, sandalwood and fir essential oils - The trees reaching up.
We use Nitrous oxide (N2O)to extrapolate 20% of our oil - Clouds.
Geranium essential oil - Stratosphere
Birch tar essential oil and almond oil - Moon
Bronze lids - yellow in colour and made up, in part, of copper which the smells like. the Sun
Almond oil - Saturn's moon
Raspberry seed oil - Outerspace.