Wednesday, December 4, 2019

🎃🍂Autumnal Carnival Collection 2019🍂🎃--SNAKE WOMAN, GLUTTON & GLITTER BEARD LADY PERFUME OILS!

Hello boils and ghouls, I have quite the treat for you all today. 
Cult Fragrance x The Cannibal Carnival has come together again to create another collection.
Unlike the few before, this one is very close to my heart--

⭐The Autumnal Carnival Collection
"Step right up! The freaks are just DYING to eat...I mean MEET you!
Experience each act! Thrill your senses! Bring out your inner freak!
Stand out from the crowd & smell good enough to EAT~!"
I am going to be showing you each bottle, explaining in further detail and giving you my take on the scents. What they smell like, how they work on my skin and how long they last. You must understand, these scents are no ordinary perfume. Each bottle is a different "act" in the carnival. Each important yet so very different. Alone, they are a spectacle to experience but together they will entice you to return and keep returning back to the carnival. One whiff and you're under the spell...I just hope you don't mind to loose...your mind~

Raspberries, Vanilla, Ozone, Wine, Sugar

The newest addition to the Autumnal Carnival; Marla & Darla, the high-flying singing AcroBATS! Born in a harem, when they hatched, their mother died from a dominance battle and abandoned them. Growing up, they toured Europe doing vaudeville shows. Trained in aerial-burlesque and singing, these twin ladies never do anything out of routine. Their high-pitched "singing" can be heard from miles away. When the sky is pitch black, everyone looks up to see them in flight, circling the sky.

The rule around here is to stay motionless when their performing; we've lost chicken girl already...
♦ They'll drink your blood like wine; Black Raspberries, rich Vanilla, Ozone, aged Wine, & Spun-Sugar

♦FUN FACT : In order to seek protection from the dead at night, the Celtics held an annual celebration on October 31st, known as 'Samhain.' They would gather around large bonfires to burn sacrificial offerings to appease the evil spirits. As the bonfires burned into the night, the fire attracted mosquitoes and other flying insects into the surrounding area. The flying insects attracted hungry bats, and thus bats became one of the many symbols of Halloween.

I have a few I really loved and one of them is AcroBATS! My chemistry with this blend just really combined wonderfully together. What I personally love with Cult Fragrance is how strong and long lasting her scents are. Especially the incense she sells, too. (among many other things!) AcroBATS smells like a dark tango of wild black berries. Dark and rich, filling my mouth with a wine that makes you question is this a berry or is this blood? It's slightly uplifting, too. Which is so odd, considering the berries are very pungent and deep. It's true to the name, with it being about aerial flyers. The scent swirls around together, leaving your mind in a world of wonder. Sparkling yet daring. Airy yet decadent. If you like berried scents that slightly smell a bit metallic, not in a bad way but in a way that transforms and transcends the scent from a friendly little drupelet to something a bit more dark--then you'll LOVE AcroBATS!

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

Blackberries, Funnel Cake, Marshmallow, Cotton Candy
She's the best competitive eater around, and the heaviest woman on earth. If you have the guts, come test her glory. Roasted and toasted, caramel-filled and coated; the Glutton will eat anything, so long as it's sweet. 

Why, just the other day, the carnies here at the Autumnal Carnival feed her estranged lover, dipped in glaze, to her - She simply replied, "he was as sweet as his words" ...
♦ A gourmand carnival nostalgic aroma; Blackberries over Funnel Cakes, piles of toasted Marshmallows, melted Butter, & Cotton Candy

FUN FACT : Researchers have determined that 13.5 grams of sugar per pound of body weight is the approximate amount of sugar that when eaten in one sitting will likely kill you; Eat your Halloween candy responsibly. For reference, it would take 1,627 candy corns to kill you, or 262 "fun-sized" candy bars...

Unlike the AcroBATS with their deep champagne-like berry scent, Glutton is a sweet but much more savory one. Bordering more on the edge of a butter cake than a berry melody..she is everything warm and inviting. Like a bakery at midnight, caught between a cold rainstorm and a hot oven.
If warm baked golden goods drizzled with blackberry syrup, tossed with sugar of all kinds, sounds like you'd like it, I think Glutton might be for you~ 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐Glitter Beard Lady⭐⭐
Berried Musk, Pomegranate, Red Rose, Citrus

Being born with genes of growing a full beard at the age of 11, The Bearded Lady's parents only saw financial prospects in their daughter. She was given to the Autumnal Carnival, in hopes to become the 'one and only' Bearded Lady. Competition soon raised when she found to be the least hairy thing in this place. From werewolf boy, to chicken girl; the Bearded Lady wanted to stand out. Her delicate psyche was already damaged as she hated her beard, but she still wanted to be the best in this bad situation. They say that if something is "ugly & bad," cover it with glitter--And so, she did. 

She feels a lot better now in knowing this; for she can now cover the bodies of her parents in glitter, too!
♦ A sparkling-optimistic beauty; Berried Musk, fresh Pomegranate, Baie Rose, sparkling Citrus, & dried red Roses

FUN FACT : Most glitters are in essence tiny bits of shiny plastic, called microplastics. Microplastics can pollute marine environments, leech chemicals into the water and pose harm to marine life if ingested. Non-cosmetic grade glitter can scratch your eye, causing abrasions and bacterial infections which can lead to scars and potentially permanent visual damage...

Musk is definitely the body of this scent. Rose and Sparkling Citrus dancing circles around each other. Very light and delicate. If a fairy-tale was ever a scent, this one would surely be that! Reminds me a bit of Sleeping Beauty, probably because of the Baie Rose. It's a sparkling, dazzling scent much like her glitter beard! If I had to explain the scent in better detail, it reminds me of a delicate 7up with hints of rose underneath.

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐Hollow Jack⭐⭐
Woods, Leather, Tonka Bean, Pumpkin Spice, Coffee
Jack was once a man that loved pumpkins. So much so that he left his wife in pursuit to find the perfect one. In his endless search, Jack searched and searched for the pumpkin he always dreamt of. As time went on, legend says Jack sold his soul to the devil for the boon of such a pumpkin. No one knows how Jack ended up like this, some claim the tale to be true; and that Satan's promise was just a vain as Jack's request. Others say his late wife butchered Jack, and left his lighted stump of a head for the Autumnal Carnival to find. 

Some say Hollow Jack speaks in "Morse code" with the flickering from his candle, pleading for passersby to kill him...
♦ The darkest pumpkin spice; Smoked Woods, Fleshy Leather, toasted Tonka Bean, Pumpkin Spice, & Coffee

FUN FACT : The Jack-o'-Lantern's name comes from the phenomenon of a strange light flickering over peat bogs, called "Will-o'-the-wisp," or "corpse candles." The name is also tied to the Irish legend of 'Stingy Jack,' a drunkard who bargains with Satan and is doomed to roam the Earth with only a hollowed turnip to light his way...

This is a very masculine scent, but "pretty" enough to remain on the side of unisex. The Pumpkin Spice is very dark, not like the typical spice you'd find in your latte. Spicy and deep yet cream-like in some degree. The leather is prominent, as well. It gives the Pumpkin Spice a nice place to rest on. The hints of wood, Tonka Bean and Coffee just really blend beautifully with each other. Giving the scent a deep robust smell. A brew that will surely flip your lid. 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

Malted Barley, Fresh Popcorn, Ink, Cotton, Wormwood
Everyone LOVES a clown, especially 'Mischief.' It just laughs and laughs. No one knows why but it's very contagious. Why, the crowds beginning to laugh along. They laugh, and laugh, and cough, and laugh, and then die. What they didn't know was the laughing gas within the tent was cranked up, replacing oxygen almost completely. Mischief finally stops, only for a second, to digest another funny-bone from the pile. 

Mischief always get to laugh last at the Autumnal Carnival...
♦ A novelty scent to DIE for; Malted Barley, freshly popped Popcorn, Inky-Cotton, & Wormwood

FUN FACT : Laughter is contagious: the brain responds to the sound of laughter and preps the muscles in the face to smile and part. Too much laughter can, in fact, cause death... Death from laughter is a rare form of death resulting from cardiac arrest or asphyxiation, caused by a fit of laughter. Instances of death by laughter have been recorded from the times of ancient Greece to the modern day.

This scent changes on itself, which is so odd. Upon first initial whiff, it smells of Butter Beer. Beer definitely being prominent. Then as the scent dulls down, popcorn fills the room. From Popcorn to a light aromatic that can only be the inky-cotton and wormwood playing tricks on you. Mischief is a very suitable name for this one.  

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐⭐Parlor Trick⭐⭐⭐
Pale Amber, Victorian Wood, Absinthe, Ectoplasm
Every carnival needs at least one tent dedicated to mystery and intrigue; Welcome to Mama Duncan's Tent, here at the Autumnal Carnival! She can "tell your fortune" and even "talk to the dead!" 
Watch the paper ghosts fly from her mouth, watch the Ouija board burst into flames, and mind the "ectoplasm" that seeps from her orifices. Her tricks entertain those that now no better, and offend those that ask questions unanswered. At the end of her seance, a mist-grey "ghost" flies out of her mouth!

Everyone runs screaming past that dusty puppet, and the "NO REFUNDS!" sign...
♦ A intriguing scent of the unknown; Pale Amber, Victorian Wood, a splash of Absinthe, & "Ectoplasm"

FUN FACT : Victoria Helen McCrae Duncan was a Scottish medium best known as the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act of 1735 - She was famous for producing ectoplasm made from cheesecloth and fraudulent séances...

Definitely one of my personal favorites. It smells of a old Victorian room. Old wooden furniture covered with blankets. Cold and abandoned. Hints of a warm burning fire in the background with the absinthe floating underneath. There is a dark cotton smell that is the base note. But the dull down transforms into a dance of the spices on top a bed of wood. First the medium hits you with the specter...It surrounds you. Tables lift and turn on themselves...then the smoke clears and you see it for what it was--Twine, String and some old cloth. Bah! A Parlor Trick!! 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐⭐Snake Woman⭐⭐⭐

Vanilla, Apples, Sandalwood, Peppercorn, Grass

The ornate sign above her enclosure reads "Taken from the tree that caused the fall of mankind." The "Snake Woman" is the most popular act in the Autumnal Carnival, for she's the best dancer and apple-bobber around! She moves, almost boneless in her tree. Anyone that sees her finds it hard to look away-as she slithers closer, you can just make out the buzzing of her coin-belt...or is that a hiss!? 

She'll bring you an apple, but it'll be her that takes the bite...
♦ The smell of temptation; Rich Vanilla, Green Apple, Red Delicious, West Indian Sandalwood, Peppercorn, & wild Grass

♦FUN FACT : In the British Isles, October 31 was known as 'Snape Apple Night,' where children were given a large apple as a symbol of happiness and long life. People also used to bury apples in the ground on Halloween night to feed the dead and to gain their protection.

Another one of my personal favorites! A rich and dark apple on a bed of vanilla. Wild grass allows room for the snakes to slither. As it dulls down, the vanilla takes more shape with sandalwood and peppercorn blending into it. Creating a tonic only suitable for a snake woman! This scent really is captivating. Temptation is only as fragile as the bite in the apple~ 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐T'Aint No Sin⭐⭐
Autumn Woods, Petrichor, Cigars, Peppercorn
For this act, the Skeleton Man will remove his skin and DANCE! The crowd cheers until they see all the blood... That old boneman is practiced in the ways of jazz-tap and can Jitterbug like no other. The problem is no one ever gets a chance to see his full routine, for they all faint or run screaming. Every night the Skeleton Man zips himself back up and retires to his tent in the Autumnal Carnival. 

He spends his free-time enjoying cigars and watching the bamboo babies, down in the South Sea tropic zone.
♦ The smell of a good rain and a good cigar; Autumn Woods, Petrichor, a variety of Cigars, & Peppercorn

♦FUN FACT : The "Day of the Dead," or "Día de Muertos," is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. It involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. It's associated with October 31, November 1, and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christian triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Rituals celebrating death have been observed for as long as 2,500-3,000 years. That's why symbols of death - like graveyards, ghosts, haunted houses, and skeletons are so ubiquitous around Halloween and related holidays. They're reminders of the otherworld, death, and human mortality.

Definitely a masculine scent. Not as "masculine" as Hollow Jack but still in the same category. 
Sweet Cigars and wood is the base notes. All equally dancing together to create harmony. Dull down is a bitter smell I can only assume is the Petrichor and Peppercorn doing their jig. Hints of a maple cigar in the background but the maple is so transparent, that it doesn't take full control. It reminds me of a dandy man from the 1800s or something. Very suitable for the character and name on the bottle! 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!

⭐⭐Trick & Treat⭐⭐
Candy Corn, Dark Chocolate, Butter, Star Anise
They were born fused at the head and torso. Treat was born mute, while Trick was born "normal." Sharing one brain, but each having separate control of each lobe; One loves mayhem, the other has a guilty pleasure. Treat loves all things sweet and innocent--Trick uses this to coax her twin sister into doing bad things. So long as she gets her bucket filled with sugary sweets, Treat will do anything her sister asks. Lie, cheat, and even...kill.

It's heavily rumored around the Autumnal Carnival that Trick has plans of surgically removing herself from Treat, in order to escape a prison sentence for "their" crimes...
♦ The juxtaposition of sweet & semi-sweet; Buttery Candy Corn, Bitter Dark Chocolate, & a black heart of Star Anise

♦FUN FACT : Parasitic twins occur when a twin embryo begins developing in utero, but the pair does not fully separate, and one embryo maintains dominant development at the expense of its twin. The undeveloped twin is defined as parasitic, rather than conjoined, because it is incompletely formed or wholly dependent on the other as a complete fetus.

If you like chocolate, you'll definitely love this scent. It's a bitter dark chocolate with a buttery undertone. Balancing together yet fighting for their moment in the spotlight. Just when they find their balance, the star anise comes and rips it away from them. Is it bitter? Is it sweet? A combination of both yet nothing of the sort. Something entirely different. Very appropriate for the Siamese twins! 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!
⭐⭐Pail Man⭐⭐
Candy, Bonfire, Popcorn, Marshmallow, Leaves
Now that you saw the Snake Woman, flew with the AcroBATS, took a gander at the Parasitic Twins, laughed with the clown of Mischief, touched the Glitter-Bearded Lady, danced with the Skeleton Man, ate with Glutton, smiled at Hollow Jack, and witnessed a Parlor Trickster: Please follow the Pail Man as he prepares your eternity in the Autumnal Carnival. I forgot to mention, anyone that sticks around long enough to experience all the acts can never leave.

But don't lose your head, the Pail Man's here to make you one of us!
♦ The smell of an everlasting carnival on Halloween; Assorted Candies, distant Bonfires, fresh Popcorn, toasted Marshmallows, & wind-blown Leaves

♦FUN FACT : Although the dangers of poisoned or tapered-with candy is something every parent fears on Halloween, there's actually no cases of strangers killing or permanently injuring children this way. Medical investigations into the actual cause of children's death by candy have always shown that these children did not die from eating candy given to them by strangers. However, in rare cases, adult family members have spread this story in an effort to cover up murder or accidental deaths by their own hands...

And lastly, the end of all ends. The scent to tie the carnival together and turn off the lights to the show. Unlike a circus, a carnival is only up for a short while and this scent embodies just that. It smells of a distant memory. A wind blown ticket stub in the breeze. An empty lot where the carnival used to be. It's so hard to pin-point an exact certain smell because the whole thing is an experience. It's a lonely little midnight charade. Bonfires being blown out in the windy breeze, as leaves chatter along the gravel. The hint of candy and popcorn circling the lot but never to be devoured. The marshmallow gives a cloud-like atmosphere to the whole thing. It's lovely, it really is. In truth, it reminds me of my youth. When my older brother took me to the local carnival. We didn't make it on time and missed it by seconds. The lot had scattered posters on the floor. A sad state but a memorable one. This scent truly embodies that for me. I could almost cry when I smell this scent.
Very lovely. Truly! 

Interested? You can BUY HERE!
That, ladies and gents, is the collection!
From vampire acroBATS to fabricated fabric ghosts--
This carnival is the best in town...So, turn that frown upside down~

Here are some more information, for those curious
*Handcrafted artisan perfume.
*The bottles come with glossy printed labels. 
*Vegan & cruelty-free
*For external use only
*Free from common allergens & alcohol
*Not intended for children, pets, or pregnant women
*Bottle contains 7.5 ml of perfume oil inside a standard 5ml amber glass euro dropper bottle.
*With tamper evident caps

In case you missed the links provided in the post, you can find any and all of this collection over on Cult Fragrace's Etsy! Also, take a gander at some of her other wares. She sells soaps, incense, perfumes, etc. I'm sure you'll see something that suits your needs~

Here is a sneak peek of our future collection
Can you guess what it might be? Any ideas? <3


While you're at it, come stop by the Carnival~

ALL Narrative from this collection has been done by "The Cannibal Carnival"
Artwork has been done by me~

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