January 25, 2010
The Valentine season is now in full swing! Here are a few more scents from some of your favorite etailers. Have I missed someone? Please let me know and I'll be sure to post them here.
BPAL's The Miskatonic Valley is for Lovers!
Available at blackphoenixalchemylab.com/limited.html
From the decaying waterfronts of Innsmouth to the sagging gambrel roofs and crumbling Georgian balustrades of Arkham, the Miskatonic Valley is a haven for lovers. This Valentine's Day, take your sweetheart on a stroll through the Valley's picturesque sites of natural beauty, including Billington's Wood, Devil's Reef, the sweeping Cliffs of Kingsport and Hangman's Brook, or dine at one of our many fine upscale restaurants. The Strange High Bistro in the Mist carries a 93 point rating from the Blackwood Survey, and offers marvelous wines from the Zadok Allen Vineyard. Looking for something a little different? The curious cuisine and desolate view at the Steeple are sure to make an impression! In search of the perfect gift? The Miskatonic Valley has much to offer! Dreamy arrangements are the house specialty at Enchanted Wood Florist, and no Valentine's Day is complete without a traditional box of chocolates from the Sugared She-Goat. Need something shiny to catch your mate's eye? The folks at Bijou Y'ha-Nthlei and Inganok Jewelers are masters of their craft, and can outfit your loved one with everything from engagement rings to custom-made thousand-pronged blackened Nyarlathotopic atef crowns.
Single? Visit Dark Aeons Matchmakers! Now offering speed dating every full moon! Love may be fleeting, but madness is forever!
Arkham Sanitarium's visiting hours have been extended for the holiday. Please phone the reception desk for details.
This information has been provided by the Miskatonic Valley Tourism Board and the Miskatonic Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Promotional artwork provided by Miskatonic University's Professor Julie Dillon, DFA.
New England's most exclusive jewelers since 1778. The Darlings first opened their shop in 1772 under the name Lower Innsmouth Ritual Implement and Fancy Goods Emporium, constructing sturdy household wares and cultists tools in their workshop and importing strange and fanciful items from all over the globe and points beyond. In 1777, Prudence Marsh, matriarch of the venerable Marsh family, came to the Darling twins with a request. She had obtained a sizable quantity of a strange metal alloy that her brother had acquired from an extraterrestrial ocean trench by mysterious means. She asked Absalom and Zephania Darling, twin brothers, favored disciples of Dagon, and youngest of the Darling clan-who happened to dabble in metalwork-if they could fashion a set of diadems for ceremonial use in a very important high festival honoring Mother Hydra. The brothers complied, and found that they had found that they had unparalleled natural skill with jewelry crafting, particularly with rare and strange materials. Within a generation, their graceful, fantastic, odd, and provocative bangles, bracelets, pendants, and tiaras were prized the world over by the most illustrious and nefarious princes and priests.
To this day, Bijoux Y'ha-Nthlei is still family-owned and operated. Mathematically impossible, curiously irregular adornments fit to please the most discerning collector.
A strangely proportioned, opulent, lustrous scent: neroli, Hawaiian ginger, white musk, tarragon, beeswax, heliotrope, yellow rose, oud, coriander, amber, and lime peel.
ENCHANTED WOOD FLORIST
Unmatched artistry! Skilled in terrestrial, extra-terrestrial, and dreamscape floristry, these are the only artisans on Earth that are qualified to work with Moon-trees.
Please note: the Enchanted Wood Florist will not deliver to any residence or place of business where cats are present.
A burst of sweet, strange flowers, luminous Moon-tree sap, and ornamental grasses.
THE GILMAN HOUSE HOTEL
The quintessential Valley vacation destination! With its distinctive bulging cupola pushing into the Massachusetts skyline, surrounded by gorgeous views of the majestic Manuxet River on the south and captivating swampland on the west, the Gilman House Hotel is an Innsmouth landmark.
Built in 1750, this hotel is rich in Miskatonic Valley history, and is heralded as one of the Valley's most romantic getaways. By day, sail with the croaking, baying entities that lurk in the wharves, then come back to your room and bask in the many amenities that the hotel has to offer. Rest under the watchful eye of the Sleeping God, stroll through the boggy, vaporous central gardens, or unwind with your partner at the Gilman's House's renowned 4-star spa, famous for its sea salt scrubs and unique tentacle massage.
The Gilman House's central location puts it easy reach of Innsmouth's open confluence of streets, its bustling downtown area, and the wharves, and it is a hop, skip, and jump from the Innsmouth Colony for the Insane.
Banquet, convention, and ritual space available!
Musty, dilapidated furnishings, peeling paint, swamp gas, and decay.
Are you looking for the perfect ring to express your everlasting love? How about an amulet representing your sweetheart's devotion to Zo-Kalar, Hargag Ryonis, Tamash, or Nyarlathotep? Inganok Jewelers carries a vast selection of onyx jewelry, mined in Inganok, designed by the natives of Y'Pawfrm e'din Leng, and crafted by the skilled artisans of Celephaïs! Each piece is as unique as your last psychotic break!
Gleaming stone and silver.
Specializing in mycological delights and housed in a converted church that was once dedicated to Saint Anthony the Abbot, this charming hideaway sits high atop Zaman's Hill and boasts a lovely view of the abandoned village below.
Otherworldly fungus, Provençal herbs, and dark, shadowy woods.
THE SUGARED SHE-GOAT CHOCOLATIER
Maddeningly addictive! This Valentine's Day, melt your lover's heart, figuratively, with a gift from the Miskatonic Valley's premiere boutique chocolatier! This season's specialty truffles are handmade by subjugated monks from Ghatanothoa's monestary at Mount Yaddith-Gho, under the watchful eye of Mother Shub's high priests. Imported to Arkham from Mu, they are distributed exclusively through the Sugared She-Goat. Iä, Shub-Niggurath, the Malefic She-Goat of Many Sugary Treats!
Please note: each truffle is sold separately. Specify which truffle/s you are requesting when ordering if remitting payment via PayPal.
DARK CHOCOLATE AND KEY LIME TRUFFLE
DARK CHOCOLATE, WHISKEY, AND COGNAC TRUFFLE
MILK CHOCOLATE AND MATCHA GREEN TEA GANACHE TRUFFLE
MILK CHOCOLATE, COCONUT, CARDAMOM, RUM, AND GINGER TRUFFLE
WHITE CHOCOLATE, BLACK RASPBERRY, AND APRICOT CORDIAL TRUFFLE
WHITE CHOCOLATE, STRAWBERRY, AND WHITE PEPPER TRUFFLE
THE ZADOK ALLEN VINYARD
Ut Sementem Feceris Ita Metes. Founded by the Esoteric Order of Dagon, and named after the man encased within the foundation of the winery, this fertile bastion of haphazard viticulture has been providing superb wines to the Miskatonic Valley since 1927. The site of the vineyard has been used for hundreds of years as an abattoir, and this environment lends a peculiar and exceptional terroir to all their wines and liquors. Visitors are welcome to observe Fishmen priests engaged in pigeage once a month. Please contact the vineyard for information on this as well as their scheduled wine tasting events.
A deep velvety Cabernet Sauvignon with hints of plum, black cherry, rose petals, coffee bean, and smoky oak. Barrel and bottle aged, with a smooth and spicy hit mid-palate. Hints of Dagon's tarry black incense and clotted blood complete this well-rounded, robust indulgence.
BPAL's Lupercalia 2010
Available at blackphoenixalchemylab.com/limited.html
I feel thy blood against my blood; my pain
Pains thee, and lips bruise lips, and vein stings vein.
Let fruit be crushed on fruit, let flower on flower
Breast kindle breast, and either burn one hour.
Why wilt thou follow lesser loves? are thine
Too weak to bear these hands and lips of mine?
The scent of the throes of violent passion: entangled limbs, teeth on flesh, furiously grasping hands, the taste of blood and sweat. Golden amber, white honey, red currant, daemonorops, kush, and Arabian musk.
Piss off, Saint Valentine! Lupercalia is an ancient Roman celebration, held on February 15th, that kicked in the advent of Spring with a very, very festive purification, fertility and sexuality ritual. The ritual began near the cave of Lupercal on the Palatine, an area sacred to Faunus, as well as Ruminia, Romulus and Remus. During Lupercalia, Vestal Virgins first made offerings of sacred cakes to the fig tree under which the she-wolf suckled the Sacred Twins. A dog and two goats were then offered in sacrifice to Faunus. The blood of the sacrifice was smeared onto two naked patrician youths, who were assisted by the Virgins, and the blood was wiped clean with sacred wool dipped in milk. The youths donned the skins of the sacrificial goats, wielding whips made from the goat skins, and then led the priests and the Virgins around the pomarium, and around the base hills of Rome. This was a ceremony of great happiness and merriment, and was of particular interest to young women: being touched by the goat-whips young men that led the procession ensured their fertility in the coming year. It is believed that, after the initial rite, male participants would draw the name of an available maiden, with whom he spent the rest of the night. This scent is for the Luperci, the Chosen of Faunus, the Brothers of the Wolf: raw, down and dirty patchouli, Gurjam balsam, and essence of Sampson Root sweetened with the heightened sexuality of beeswax, virile juniper, oakmoss, ambrette seed over honey and East African musk.
As for old flames and lovers-they're none left.
And since Milesians went against us,
I've not seen a decent eight-fingered dildo.
Yes, it's just leather, but it helps us out.
The ancient Greeks sure weren't shy about taking care of business. The port city of Miletus was once famed throughout the Mediterranean as a source of excellent stone, wood, and padded leather dildos. This scent is the celebration of an age-old pastime: polished wood, well-loved leather, and olive oil.
THE PERFUMED GARDEN 2010
Under her neck my right hand
Has served her for a cushion,
And to draw her to me
I have sent out my left hand,
Which bore her up as a bed.
The Perfumed Garden for the Soul's Recreation. This scent is based on a venerable Tunisian perfume that was used to excite the senses, inspire sensuality and inflame passion. Myrrh and Moroccan jasmine with apple peel, Indian sandalwood, myrtle, quince, citron, and thyme poured over soft musk.
SAINT FOUTIN DE VARAILLES
Echoing the worship of ancient fertility gods, some early Christians attributed the power to grant blessings of reproductive fruitfulness to Christian saints through accidents of folk-etymology. A syncretic saint of questionable origin, he is possibly the result of a merging of the deity Priapus, or Mutinus Mutunus, and the sainted, semi-mythical first bishop of Lyons, Ponthius, often pronounced Fontin by the common folk of France where his veneration was concentrated. Saint Foutin's name is an amalgamation of Pothinus and the verb foutre, which means "to fuck", effectively granting this saint the prerogatives and powers of his predecessor, Priapus.
Saint Foutin was said to cure venereal diseases and other genital maladies, grant fruitfulness to women, and restore potency to men. Scrapings of stone from the groin of one of the saint's statues in France was said to cure all sexual ailments. At other shrines, offerings of wine were poured onto the saint's penis, and worshippers molded ex votos in wax shaped to represent their afflicted body parts to leave in his care, either at the foot of his statue or hanging from the roof of his shrine.
Beeswax, frankincense, dried rose petals, and a dribble of wine.
With thanks to Sir John Wilmot.
This signior is sound, safe, ready, and dumb
As ever was candle, carrot, or thumb;
Then away with these nasty devices, and show
How you rate the just merit of Signior Dildo.
Count Cazzo, who carries his nose very high,
In passion he swore his rival should die;
Then shut himself up to let the world know
Flesh and blood could not bear it from Signior Dildo.
A rabble of pricks who were welcome before,
Now finding the porter denied them the door,
Maliciously waited his coming below
And inhumanly fell on Signior Dildo.
Nigh wearied out, the poor stranger did fly,
And along the Pall Mall they followed full cry;
The women concerned from every window
Cried, 'For heaven's sake, save Signior Dildo.'
The good Lady Sandys burst into a laughter
To see how the ballocks came wobbling after,
And had not their weight retarded the foe,
Indeed't had gone hard with Signior Dildo.
A scent of pearls and ivory: orris, violet leaf, narcissus, and Madagascar vanilla.
After all these years, BPAL is smuttier than ever.
Three swarthy, smutty musks sweetened with sugar and woozy with dark booze notes.
I dreamed I stood upon a little hill,
And at my feet there lay a ground, that seemed
Like a waste garden, flowering at its will
With buds and blossoms. There were pools that dreamed
Black and unruffled; there were white lilies
A few, and crocuses, and violets
Purple or pale, snake-like fritillaries
Scarce seen for the rank grass, and through green nets
Blue eyes of shy peryenche winked in the sun.
And there were curious flowers, before unknown,
Flowers that were stained with moonlight, or with shades
Of Nature's willful moods; and here a one
That had drunk in the transitory tone
Of one brief moment in a sunset; blades
Of grass that in an hundred springs had been
Slowly but exquisitely nurtured by the stars,
And watered with the scented dew long cupped
In lilies, that for rays of sun had seen
Only God's glory, for never a sunrise mars
The luminous air of Heaven. Beyond, abrupt,
A grey stone wall. o'ergrown with velvet moss
Uprose; and gazing I stood long, all mazed
To see a place so strange, so sweet, so fair.
And as I stood and marvelled, lo! across
The garden came a youth; one hand he raised
To shield him from the sun, his wind-tossed hair
Was twined with flowers, and in his hand he bore
A purple bunch of bursting grapes, his eyes
Were clear as crystal, naked all was he,
White as the snow on pathless mountains frore,
Red were his lips as red wine-spilith that dyes
A marble floor, his brow chalcedony.
And he came near me, with his lips uncurled
And kind, and caught my hand and kissed my mouth,
And gave me grapes to eat, and said, 'Sweet friend,
Come I will show thee shadows of the world
And images of life. See from the South
Comes the pale pageant that hath never an end.'
And lo! within the garden of my dream
I saw two walking on a shining plain
Of golden light. The one did joyous seem
And fair and blooming, and a sweet refrain
Came from his lips; he sang of pretty maids
And joyous love of comely girl and boy,
His eyes were bright, and 'mid the dancing blades
Of golden grass his feet did trip for joy;
And in his hand he held an ivory lute
With strings of gold that were as maidens' hair,
And sang with voice as tuneful as a flute,
And round his neck three chains of roses were.
But he that was his comrade walked aside;
He was full sad and sweet, and his large eyes
Were strange with wondrous brightness, staring wide
With gazing; and he sighed with many sighs
That moved me, and his cheeks were wan and white
Like pallid lilies, and his lips were red
Like poppies, and his hands he clenched tight,
And yet again unclenched, and his head
Was wreathed with moon-flowers pale as lips of death.
A purple robe he wore, o'erwrought in gold
With the device of a great snake, whose breath
Was fiery flame: which when I did behold
I fell a-weeping, and I cried, 'Sweet youth,
Tell me why, sad and sighing, thou dost rove
These pleasent realms? I pray thee speak me sooth
What is thy name?' He said, 'My name is Love.'
Then straight the first did turn himself to me
And cried, 'He lieth, for his name is Shame,
But I am Love, and I was wont to be
Alone in this fair garden, till he came
Unasked by night; I am true Love, I fill
The hearts of boy and girl with mutual flame.'
Then sighing, said the other, 'Have thy will,
I am the love that dare not speak its name.'
Love beyond reach: sunset tones of amber, red musk, and blood orange with three chains of roses, velvet moss, white lilies, crocuses, violets, poppies, blue musk, neroli, angel's trumpet, frankincense, benzoin, and night-blooming flowers.
In the middle of the flanks of women lies the womb, a female viscus, closely resembling an animal; for it is moved of itself hither and thither in the flanks, also upwards in a direct line to below the cartilage of the thorax and also obliquely to the right or to the left, either to the liver or spleen; and it likewise is subject to falling downwards, and, in a word, it is altogether erratic. It delights, also, in fragrant smells, and advances towards them; and it has an aversion to fetid smells, and flees from them; and on the whole the womb is like an animal within an animal.
— Aretaeus the Cappadocian
Oh, that wily womb! Hippocrates and his followers considered the womb a mobile creature, causing mayhem as it writhed its way through a woman's body. Sometimes this ornery organ, due to lack of sexual activity, would create conflicts within a woman's system or would become blocked itself, causing anxiety, nervousness, water retention, and sleeplessness. With the assistance of doctors, nursemaids, hand tools, or, occasionally, self-manipulation, this vexing condition could be alleviated through hysterical paroxysms.
Or, as we call it nowadays: orgasm.
An itch that needs to be scratched: Snake Oil and three types of honey.
BPAL's Ode to Mars
Available at blackphoenixalchemylab.com/limited.html
To counterbalance last year's Ode to Aphrodite, we present an Ode to her lover, the God of War: a series of eleven emboldening, strengthening, aggressive scents that embody dominance, power, conflict, vitality, wrath, vengeance, and sexual potency.
Our paean to Ares was illustrated by Jennifer Williamson.
Insatiate of War
Cedar, black currant, and saffron.
Destroyer of Men
Tonka, benzoin, black sandalwood, and nutmeg.
Tobacco, wenge, rose geranium, and myrrh.
Elder wood, leather, blonde tobacco, and cognac.
Lord of War
Patchouli, frankincense, olibanum, thyme, cocoa absolute, Peru balsam, oakmoss, and juniper.
Armed With Bronze
Champaca, pear, cedar, black pepper, jasmine, and red sandalwood.
Helmed in Gold
Caraway, amber, saffron, bergamot, and neroli.
Clove, anise, mandarin, and cumin.
Vetiver, patchouli, white pepper, and grapefruit.
Tangerine, cypress, and white musk.
Rose otto, lychee, and cistus absolute.
BPAL's Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements III: A Shunga Exhibition
Available at blackphoenixalchemylab.com/shunga.html
AUTUMN MOON OF THE MIRROR STAND
Honey, quince, vanilla, white cognac, Spanish mandarin, and golden tobacco.
BEANMAN & BEANWOMAN PREPARE TO ATTACK THE VAGINA
Skin musk, white amber, ambergris, orange blossom, ylang ylang, and coconut milk.
Rice powder, osmanthus, rose geranium, magnolia, khus, and chestnut.
KISS AMONGST DISCARDED TISSUES
Blackberry, white gardenia, burnt mandarin rind, Indian musk, khus, and white musk.
KONSEISHIN THE PENIS GOD
Apple blossom, champaca, fir needle, cistus, myrrh, Peru balsam, and Tan Xiang.
LOVERS IN A CARP STREAMER
Cranberry, thyme, teakwood, mint, cedar, tobacco flower, and red currant.
Oolong tea, lilac, sheer musk, crushed ginger, wisteria, delphinium, and lavender.
OCTOPUS AND ABALONE DIVER
Ambergris accord, water lily, freesia, sea spray, molluscan seashell accord, and driftwood.
Olive blossom, cardamom pod, amber, morning star lily, bergamot, and a well-aimed snowball.
Lilac, ho wood, smoky vanilla, galbanum, and tonka.
PICTURE BOOK AND PLEASURE TOYS
Pink rose, red musk, red sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, nectarine, black tea, ambrette, jasmine, and blackcurrant bud.
Vanilla, star anise, cherry blossom, peony, violet leaf, and neroli.
PROSPERITY OF A COUNTRY
Frankincense, orris root, asuhi, leather, and ginger-infused cream accord.
White sandalwood, rice flower, honey, black pepper, and oakmoss.
Red bush tea, vanilla, white peach, golden amber, mandarin, lotus root, and myrrh.
Good Judy's Valentine 2010 — Code Word: Love
Available at goodjudy.com
Valentine 2010: ♥
Html special character code to display a heart (♥). Apricot, coconut, rosewood, coriander, carnation
Valentine 2010: 01101100 0110111 01110110 01100101
Binary for love. Orchid, lotus, caramel, cassia, honey, lily
Valentine 2010: 143
A throwback from the days of carrying around beepers, 143 was affectionate code for I Love You. Each number corresponds with the amount of letters in each word. Osmanthus, passion fruit, satsuma, freesia, pink pepper, patchouli
Valentine 2010: <3
Less than 3? No silly, it's a heart laying on its side! Peach blossom, red apple, litchi, coumarin, magnolia
Valentine 2010: ILY
Text or IM code for I Love You. Usually elicits a response of ILY2. Honeysuckle, hyacinth, hibiscus, peru balsam, vanilla
Valentine 2010: TDTM
Text or IM lingo for Talk Dirty To Me. Enough said. Strawberry, basil, booze, suede, immortelle, musk
Resurrected Valentine 2010: Blood & Roses
The delicate red rose, symbolic of love, is protected by a robust thorny stem. The beauty belies the danger, and receiving the rose is a lover's treasure. Oh, but how the tiniest prick of the skin draws blood (the color matching the beauty of the bud); a reminder that where there's pain, there's pleasure. Rose buds, blood drops
Resurrected Valentine 2010: Burn'n Love
William Shakespeare — Sonnet #147 My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease; Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry that his prescriptions are not kept, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve, Desire his death, which physic did except. Past cure I am, now reason is past care, And frantic-mad with evermore unrest; My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly express'd; For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. Creamy ginger, warm vanilla, baies rose berries, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
Resurrected Valentine 2010: Cupid's Mistake
Broken hearts. Empty promises. Love lost. When love's done you wrong, is it Cupid's mistake? Black vanilla, bitter almond, caustic clove
Resurrected Valentine 2010: Hearts Aflutter
Your pulse is racing. Your head is spinning. You're dizzy with anticipation. What spell is this that sets your heart aflutter? "Be still my beating heart," you whisper. Is there no cure for love?! Euphoric sage, infatuated citrus, smitten spices, blissful kiss of honey
Resurrected Valentine 2010: Love Drunk
Love is a powerful potion. When you're drunk on love, every action and reaction is fair game. Reason flies out the window. So pour it on and drink it in! Just remember this friendly bit of caution: when you're intoxicated by the wine of love, the hangover can be a bitch. Red wine, passion fruits, syrup, sour lemons, acerbic tea
Resurrected Valentine 2010: XOXO
X is for kisses. O is for hugs. No matter how you spell it out, kisses and hugs are sweet! Dark chocolate, spiced gum drops, muscovado sugar
Possets' Valentine's Day
Available at possets.com
Sweetly seductive, attractively clingy, slightly spicy, with a refreshing coolness hiding in it when you need it most. Lemon like but with the zest...
A very mellow but light keyed incense fragrance which rises and wafts like smoke but is not smoky. This is more like the scent you smell inside a...
Cri de Coeur (Cry of the Heart)
Haiti has always been steeped in mystery, reverence for the whims of luck, and had the power to fascinate from the days of the slave rebellion of...
Mit Sclagober (100% Natural)
Mit schlagober-In the tradition of German Cincinnati with a nod to the great schlag culture of Austria where everything is offered "mit...
Napoleon and Josephine
He conquered the world, she conquered him. They met before his meteoric rise and she was the widow of a slain royalist who had lost his head during...
Riding St. George
This is a naughty name for some form of connubial bliss. So, I am offering it up to you on St. Valentine's Day. A very nice bit of leather bounces...
Sassy Candy Heart
The kind which is chalky and made from sugar in extreme pastel colors and have saucy or enigmatic sayings printed on them in red lettering. B Mine. Y...
You asked for the marriage of Possets' legendary ginger and Silver and here it is. It's not your average over-lemony kitchen ginger. No, this one is...
Possets' The Corset Shoppe
Available at possets.com
Dry and smooth, strong in the way of a light touch, coutil starts with an oat and very very light non irritating cinnamon-like base and adds a bit of...
Dry dry dry yet so slick and luminous. Capsicum is a surprisingly delightful base to this blend, combined with a kiss of lily of the valley and a bit...
Laces: Cotton Laces
They come standard with your corset but ooo la la...don't think for a minute that these don't have their charms, they do! Cool and dry, but with a...
Laces: Silken Ribbons
Nothing is more beautiful than the look of brightly colored silken ribbons threaded through the grommets of a corset and tied in bows at the back....
Ready to Wear: Lavender Corset
Such a pretty and old fashioned yet bleeding edge modern scent! Lavender Corset is more lilac than lavender, very feminine, long lasting and a...
Ready to Wear: Pink Corset
Sweet and warm skin-like, you can smell the distant perfume in this one as well as the silk in the laces. Musk, vanilla bean liquor, a slight tang of...
Trim: Alençon Lace
The most expensive lace there is. The fragrance is a heartbreakingly beautiful addition to your adornments, Alençon (allen-soh ) lace is a drop dead...
Trim: Frilly Garters
FFFFrilly, with a tang like the metal of the garter, and a whipped up confection of the lace on these suspendies. Real pretty and it sort of...
Violette Market's The Chocolate House
Available at violettemarket.com
Dark Chocolate, blood orange, sweet clementine, frankincense, Bourbon vanilla bean, sugar plums, apricot jam, sweet almond cakes, and smoldering black chimney coals.
Bitter and dark amber cocoa, sun-bleached redwood, worn leather, Apothecary vanilla bean, cypress sprigs, sweet grass, Agave cacti, and a dark desert sky illuminated by the warm glow of hundreds of stars.
Chocolate Dainty Heart Cakes
Delicate lemon chiffon and chocolate heart-shaped cakes covered in creamy vanilla frosting, dusted with violet sugar, and decorated with sweet grass bundles.
Chocolate Fat Tuesday
Thick vanilla caramel covering rum-infused white spice cake, brown sugar-encrusted raspberries, white flaked coconut, vanilla bean custard, and an over-indulgent covering of sweet milk chocolate, incensed-laced white chocolate, and unsweetened dark chocolate.
Chocolate absolute and rich chocolate bark brambled in a woodlyn blend of dark forest branches, mahogany musk, cinnamon bark, and white-tipped mint leaf.
A pirate's plunder of bitter dark chocolate, weather-worn wood, spiced rum, sweet Key lime, black coconut husk, worn leather, and a smidge of dark patchouli.
Worn leather boots, smoked honey, sweet yuzu, dark spiced rum, desert lime, and prickly cactus coated in crystallized pear sugar, and dusted with leather-infused amber cocoa.
Dark beeswax absolute, golden honey musk, blond woods, Autumn leaves dried in the sun, and a faint trail of woodsmoke layered under a thick canopy of vanilla infused milk chocolate.
Chocolate Kissing Booth
Charitable pecks given across wooden picnic tables covered in red and white gingham table clothes. Raspberry cotton candy, flecks of smoke-infused caramel, and residual cherry vanilla chapstick covered in sweet milk chocolate.
Orange blossom dark chocolate glistening with golden amber, opoponax, and pale olibanum and the light of a thousand bright stars shimmering though a veil of sultry incense smoke.
A sweet, nostalgia-inducing array of sugared elephant ears, funnel cake, pink cotton candy, candied apples and black cherry tartlets heavily coated in sweet and dark chocolate then dusted with pink sugar crystals.
Creamy eggnog, warmed butter rum, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, and golden vanilla flecked with dark chocolate bits and sweet milk chocolate curls.
Sweet dark chocolate, golden autumn pears, pink tart apples, lavender buds, and oak-infused caramel.
Chocolate Pie Eating Contest
Harvest white chocolate peach, chocolate country apple, and sweet cherry chocolate pies half-eaten and scattered across a table among globs of chocolate pudding, chocolate lemon meriangue, coconut cream sprinkled with cocoa powder, and rich vanilla custard.
Chocolate Pink Fairy Floss
Pink spun sugar, smoked vanilla bean, taffy chews, and golden sugar crystals fluttering into bittersweet cocoa absolute.
Dark chocolate absolute, white chocolate, sweet strawberries, vanilla musk, lemon sugar, and candied watermelon.
Chocolate Queen Cakes
Petite Victorian rosewater-infused golden tea cakes covered in thick cocoa absolute, pink sugar crystals, and sweet chocolate ribbons.
Chocolate Spiced Berry Shortcake
Large layers of vanilla shortcake smothered with whipped cream and covered with red pepper-infused strawberries, warm allspice, and smoldering red incense coated in sweet and dark chocolate.
Chocolate Sugar Explosion
A toothache-inducing combination of white, brown, and pink sugars cross-contaminated with lemon candies, violet petals dusted in chunks of factory sugar crystals, and coated in bittersweet cocoa powder and thick dark chocolate.
Chocolate Swamp Creature
From the depths of the Louisiana swamps, a creature, more plant now than man, dwells. And the only sounds heard are the soft vibrations of muffled foot prints and the light ruffling of the algae-covered water.
White Spanish moss, green forest moss, dark vetiver, green-tinged watery soil, flowering patchouli, and violet leaf shading bittersweet cocoa pods.
Chocolate Swamp Girl
From the depths of the same swamp, a girl, retaining slight feminine features among her plant form, dwells. And the only sounds heard are the soft rustling of twigs, the gentle caress of finger tips to water, and the trail of delicate pink flower petals plucked from fragrant buds.
Red forest moss, oakmoss, pink jasmine, dark vetiver, dark soil displaying tender white roots, tuberose, pink rosehip petals, and bittersweet cocoa absolute.
Mocha-infused dark chocolate, Mexican coffee, vanilla cream, sweet orange oil, cinnamon sticks, bourbon vanilla, crystallized ginger, chocolate liquor, cassia, candied orange, sugared grapefruit, and citrus musk.
Chocolate Toppled Layer Cake
Toppled tiers of rich vanilla layer cake half-covered in butter cream frosting, bourbon-infused blackberries, rich dark chocolate, and honeyed peaches dripping into crimson incense, white leather, and a burst of sweet spices.
Chocolate Tunnel of Love
Cool spring water and plastic swan boats float among canals scented from chocolate caramel pulls, dark chocolate truffles, chocolate brown sugar crunch, salt water taffy, and chocolate twists shared from white paper bags.
Double Chocolate Explosion
A lethal amount of dark imported chocolate, melted chocolate truffles, and sweet milk chocolate oozing into glazed amber crackle, sweet cream Moo Moo bars, cherry candies, and dried orange flowers.
Dulces de Canela de Chocolate
Bitter chocolate, cinnamon bark, musky clove, black pepper and sweet lemon, all covered in a thick dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder and bright candy pieces glistening in a sheer veil of woodsmoke.
High Court of Red Hearts
Spiced cherries, dark chocolate truffles, cinnamon bark, cocoa absolute, almond milk, sweet creamed honey, spiced cubeb, and apricots, peaches, and red raspberries glistening in warm Egyptian musk.
The Queen's Courtesans
Rich dark chocolate infused with: golden amber, pink pepperberry, cocoa absolute, red musk, crimson roses, sweet lilac water, and a cloud of thick dragon's blood incense.