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Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below.

Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 for a May fulfillment

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Laurel Hill

Brand New! Laurel Hill contains notes of mountain laurel petals limned in pale pink settling among boughs of hemlock, soft mosses, and dark lichens.

I spent a hot summer afternoon wandering through Laurel Hill’s rolling hills and green grasses, exploring its inhabitants and watching an intense thunder storm roll in over its gardens, danced with ghosts in an unlocked receiving vault, and collected animal bones that were offered to me. This is my gift back, to share with all of you.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA, dating back to the year 1637, bordered by a tribute to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. I walked through here on a beautiful morning once, and fell in love with the crumbling markers, all decorated with mememto mori markings popular in the era. Our interpretation of it contains notes of damp clusters of brown patchouli, dried maple leaves, black sage, spikenard, and curled, misshapen mandrake roots.

Just above the French Quarter in my beloved New Orleans, St. Louis #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the alleged final resting places of VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and the cruel Delphine LaLaurie. Bottled here with drooping Spanish moss and crumbling marble, sweet olive blossom, 13-year aged black patchouli, and offerings of Bay Rum, Florida water, and tobacco.

Click Here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre and Black Phoenix Trading Post are pleased to present to you Hair Gloss, available in the original Haute Macabre fragrance and the beloved So Below.

We have combined Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine, without feeling weighed down or greasy. Paraben and sulfate free, with no petro-chemicals, GMOs, and no triclosan, and 100% Cruelty Free. One to two sprays onto damp or dry hair will leave your hair glossy and silky, and wrap you in our signature scent that embodies the aesthetic of Haute Macabre: mysterious and dark.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss: So Below

So Below Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss – also available as a bundle with the original Haute Macabre Fragrance

Click Here to Visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

As Above: leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine

So Below: amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things work in unison together, As Above and So Below may be worn separately or layered together to create a complex spell of scents. You may amplify this spell with the addition of the So Below Hair Gloss.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The original Haute Macabre: Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

Pre-Orders are currently open for a May fulfillment

Visit the Haute Macabre Shop to place your orders now

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

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Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below.

Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 for a May fulfillment

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Laurel Hill

Brand New! Laurel Hill contains notes of mountain laurel petals limned in pale pink settling among boughs of hemlock, soft mosses, and dark lichens.

I spent a hot summer afternoon wandering through Laurel Hill’s rolling hills and green grasses, exploring its inhabitants and watching an intense thunder storm roll in over its gardens, danced with ghosts in an unlocked receiving vault, and collected animal bones that were offered to me. This is my gift back, to share with all of you.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA, dating back to the year 1637, bordered by a tribute to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. I walked through here on a beautiful morning once, and fell in love with the crumbling markers, all decorated with mememto mori markings popular in the era. Our interpretation of it contains notes of damp clusters of brown patchouli, dried maple leaves, black sage, spikenard, and curled, misshapen mandrake roots.

Just above the French Quarter in my beloved New Orleans, St. Louis #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the alleged final resting places of VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and the cruel Delphine LaLaurie. Bottled here with drooping Spanish moss and crumbling marble, sweet olive blossom, 13-year aged black patchouli, and offerings of Bay Rum, Florida water, and tobacco.

Click Here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre and Black Phoenix Trading Post are pleased to present to you Hair Gloss, available in the original Haute Macabre fragrance and the beloved So Below.

We have combined Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine, without feeling weighed down or greasy. Paraben and sulfate free, with no petro-chemicals, GMOs, and no triclosan, and 100% Cruelty Free. One to two sprays onto damp or dry hair will leave your hair glossy and silky, and wrap you in our signature scent that embodies the aesthetic of Haute Macabre: mysterious and dark.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss: So Below

So Below Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss – also available as a bundle with the original Haute Macabre Fragrance

Click Here to Visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

As Above: leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine

So Below: amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things work in unison together, As Above and So Below may be worn separately or layered together to create a complex spell of scents. You may amplify this spell with the addition of the So Below Hair Gloss.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The original Haute Macabre: Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

Pre-Orders are currently open for a May fulfillment

Visit the Haute Macabre Shop to place your orders now

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

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Haute Macabre + Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below.

Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 for a May fulfillment

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Laurel Hill

Brand New! Laurel Hill contains notes of mountain laurel petals limned in pale pink settling among boughs of hemlock, soft mosses, and dark lichens.

I spent a hot summer afternoon wandering through Laurel Hill’s rolling hills and green grasses, exploring its inhabitants and watching an intense thunder storm roll in over its gardens, danced with ghosts in an unlocked receiving vault, and collected animal bones that were offered to me. This is my gift back, to share with all of you.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA, dating back to the year 1637, bordered by a tribute to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. I walked through here on a beautiful morning once, and fell in love with the crumbling markers, all decorated with mememto mori markings popular in the era. Our interpretation of it contains notes of damp clusters of brown patchouli, dried maple leaves, black sage, spikenard, and curled, misshapen mandrake roots.

Just above the French Quarter in my beloved New Orleans, St. Louis #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the alleged final resting places of VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and the cruel Delphine LaLaurie. Bottled here with drooping Spanish moss and crumbling marble, sweet olive blossom, 13-year aged black patchouli, and offerings of Bay Rum, Florida water, and tobacco.

Click Here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Haute Macabre and Black Phoenix Trading Post are pleased to present to you Hair Gloss, available in the original Haute Macabre fragrance and the beloved So Below.

We have combined Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine, without feeling weighed down or greasy. Paraben and sulfate free, with no petro-chemicals, GMOs, and no triclosan, and 100% Cruelty Free. One to two sprays onto damp or dry hair will leave your hair glossy and silky, and wrap you in our signature scent that embodies the aesthetic of Haute Macabre: mysterious and dark.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss: So Below

So Below Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss – also available as a bundle with the original Haute Macabre Fragrance

Click Here to Visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

As Above: leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine

So Below: amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things work in unison together, As Above and So Below may be worn separately or layered together to create a complex spell of scents. You may amplify this spell with the addition of the So Below Hair Gloss.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The original Haute Macabre: Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

Pre-Orders are currently open for a May fulfillment

Visit the Haute Macabre Shop to place your orders now

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

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Ask Baba Yaga: Folkloric Advice From Taisia Kitaiskaia

by on Apr.06, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a Russian-American poet and writer with not one but TWO forthcoming books you’ll want to add to your stack. The first is Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers (co-created with artist Katy Horan) and the second, Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, just opened pre-orders. Though American perception often has Baba Yaga as merely a witch, she is much more — like the Crone form of the Goddess, Baba is a woman at the intersections of the mortal and immortal realms, dispensing invaluable advice to folkloric protagonists. Think of her like a cross between Dear Prudie and a late-night psychic hotline, but with more bones.

Kitaiskaia, who calls Baba a “dangerous, slippery oracle,” penned an Ask Baba Yaga column on feminist site The Hairpin for years; the book will include some of the older columns as well as plenty of new advice about love, loss, and adventure. Pre-order it now from Indie Bound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and BAM!

I’ve followed Kitaiskaia’s work since her very first Hairpin column and I’m really excited by her — and Baba’s — literary success. To whet your appetites, below is a sampling of some of my favourite bits of advice; all re-printed from The Hairpin.

How Can I Stop Feeling Like My Chronic Illness Is a Curse?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

Growing up, I had an incredible amount of energy. Then, the year I turned 20, I was diagnosed with an incurable (but manageable) health problem that robbed me of my physical drive and mental clarity. I feel angry that my body has failed me in this way, I feel angry that my youth was taken from me so soon, and I feel frightened that things will only grow worse as I grow older. What should I do to feel better about my situation, to make peace with myself as I am now? Is it possible to thrive and build a happy and productive life when you have been placed under a curse?

BABA YAGA:

Yr anger is a ) rightful river & yr fear-owl a worthy adversary following above. But every being is , cursed : wearing some deathly wreath. That you feel it ; round yr neck so young is a sorry tale but one in which you join the line of Seers?—?you see the truth stripped bare & so the wind stings the bareness with an extra fury & so you are roped strong with that fury & that sting, the curse is there for you, bared, to bow down to & harness & wear.

 

I’m Hiding in Whiskey, Where Has My Spine Gone?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba,

I have lost all my power and no longer recognize myself. I hide in whiskey and distract myself with men. I am limp, hollow, and disoriented. How do I restore my spirit? Where has my spine gone?

BABA YAGA:

The beaches of this earth are littered with spines , abandoned;. )but no matter how many Whiskeys you do pour on yr wave-beaten backbone, it will not erode.but remain yrs. : Go & pick it up & lash it to you, for sometimes you must be brash & fiendly to wear what is yrs, & in that violence it too will claim you.

I Got What I Wanted, So Why Do I Feel Completely Hollow?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

The thing I thought I wanted in life now leaves me hollow. How can I find what will give my life meaning? Am I destined to be let down no matter what?

BABA YAGA:

You are not some ; squirrel, hoarding up, filling the hollow?—?you are not simply a creature going after one morsel and then another and another until death hollows you out, endingly. Morsels always empty. But so much more churns in you than desire , desire : which is only one of the movements of yr blood. The bone & flesh of you has much to say about being.

How Do I Form Female Bonds?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

I used to have a lot of women friends, though recently I’ve drifted from many of these friendships. The microaggressions, displays of dominance, insults, and general toxicity has really started to get me down. How do I keep forming female bonds (which can be so incredibly rewarding) and at the same time protect myself?

BABA YAGA:

Each animal is a ; ravenous little wound. All such wounds together make for a dirty, swollen crowd, & it is becoming of you to want to move beyond the mess of it. Follow not those that make the wound of you sting most, but meet those that recognize the wound within the both of you, & so are careful with you & themselves.

What’s the Difference Between Adventure and Destruction?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

How do I distinguish the need for adventure and change from the impulse to destroy a good thing?

BABA YAGA:

Only an ill bird wants to destroy its good nest, & ill birds shouldn’t fly. Is there a sickness pooling in yr chest? ;Only you can feel that nervous black spread.

Should I Put Out The Fire In My Belly?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

For most of my life, I have been quiet and passive, but in the last few years I began to identify as a fiery person. I am opinionated and impatient, quick to anger. I recognize that this is harmful to my relationships with others, but at the same time, I am proud of this fire in my belly. What do I do?

BABA YAGA;

Mortals first made fire out of Need. It was a dangerous animal ; they knew not to get too close ; & yet they gathered around it, ate from it. Everyone must be afraid of that which burns & ruins, & yet life without fire is dark & comfortless, the food one eats cold. Everyone needs yr fire. As you tend it by day & by night, you will become a master of yr flame.

How Can I Help My Summertime Depression?

Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

Dear Baba Yaga,

My depression seems to act up in the summertime. I hate feeling sad and isolated when it is so lovely and warm out. I’m on medication and take care of myself; does it really have to be this hard?

BABA YAGA:

You are a dark stone & the summer sun heats you darker. As long as you are a stone, you must bear this heat & wait for the cool waters of the creek to soothe you. Every shape ; morphs, suddenly, sometime. & it is not for us to know when, & we cannot will it. One day soon you will hop from yr stone.

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Haute Macabre Shop Update is Live!

by on Apr.04, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Spring pre-orders are now open in the Haute Macabre Shop for our exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab line, including three new permanent additions: our third installment to our Cemetery Collection, Laurel Hill, and Hair Glosses in both the original Haute Macabre fragrance and our most beloved, So Below.

Pre-Orders will be open until April 14 for a May fulfillment

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill contains notes of mountain laurel petals limned in pale pink settling among boughs of hemlock, soft mosses, and dark lichens.

I spent a hot summer afternoon wandering through Laurel Hill’s rolling hills and green grasses, exploring its inhabitants and watching an intense thunder storm roll in over its gardens, danced with ghosts in an unlocked receiving vault, and collected animal bones that were offered to me. This is my gift back, to share with all of you.

Click Here to visit the Haute Macabre Shop

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre and Black Phoenix Trading Post are pleased to present to you Hair Gloss, available in the original Haute Macabre fragrance and the beloved So Below.

We have combined Tahitian Moni, Camelina Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine, without feeling weighed down or greasy. Paraben and sulfate free, with no petro-chemicals, GMOs, and no triclosan, and 100% Cruelty Free. One to two sprays onto damp or dry hair will leave your hair glossy and silky, and wrap you in our signature scent that embodies the aesthetic of Haute Macabre: mysterious and dark.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Trading Post Hair Gloss: So Below

So Below Hair Gloss

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post

Haute Macabre Hair Gloss

The Original Haute Macabre and Cemetery Collections

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

As Above: leather drenched with white patchouli, oak bark, bourbon vanilla, bitter almond, and Moroccan jasmine

So Below: amber and black copal with black coconut, Sumatran red patchouli, green cardamom pod, and golden musk.

Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things work in unison together, As Above and So Below may be worn separately or layered together to create a complex spell of scents. You may amplify this spell with the addition of the So Below Hair Gloss.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The original Haute Macabre: Oak leaf, bourbon vanilla, almond husk, and black leather accord darkened by a 13-year aged black patchouli.

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

The Burying Point is the oldest cemetery in Salem, MA, dating back to the year 1637, bordered by a tribute to the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. I walked through here on a beautiful morning once, and fell in love with the crumbling markers, all decorated with mememto mori markings popular in the era. Our interpretation of it contains notes of damp clusters of brown patchouli, dried maple leaves, black sage, spikenard, and curled, misshapen mandrake roots.

Just above the French Quarter in my beloved New Orleans, St. Louis #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city, and the alleged final resting places of VooDoo Queen Marie Laveau and the cruel Delphine LaLaurie. Bottled here with drooping Spanish moss and crumbling marble, sweet olive blossom, 13-year aged black patchouli, and offerings of Bay Rum, Florida water, and tobacco.

Pre-Orders are currently open for a May fulfillment

Visit the Haute Macabre Shop to place your orders now

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead (but You Can Live in His House for $3 Million)

by on Mar.29, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Dracula's Castle, Transylvania

Bela Lugosi’s mansion — where the actor lived from 1934-1937 — is on the market. For only $3million dollars, you can buy the Tudor-style Hollywood home, built by architect Frank W Green and complete with a ballroom-size living room with stone fireplace, a formal dining room with “banks of iron glass windows” (because why not), a library with its own entrance, a bright chef’s kitchen kitchen with Gaggenau appliances (presumably kitchen appliances for rich people but maybe they are torture devices; who knows!), three en-suite bedrooms, an expansive master suite with marble fireplace, a grand foyer with a skylight, gated courtyard entry, grassy yard, gardens and terrace with waterfalls, fountains, outdoor stone shower, in-ground spa, and a gym and wine cellar.

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Past residents of the mansion include Kathy Bates from Misery and American Horror Story, which seems appropriate, and Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men, which seems less so. Current residents may include the “earthbound spirit” of Bela Lugosi himself, discovered in the 1980s by famous psychic Sylvia Browne when she visited Lugosi’s home with a team of paranormal investigators. (You can read about her experiences in her 2011 book, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous — apparently Lugosi appeared in his Dracula cape and told her “You weren’t invited.”)

You can read about the mansion and browse the official listing at Realtor.com. And if you buy it, please invite us over.

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

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Bela Lugosi’s Dead (but You Can Live in His House for $3 Million)

by on Mar.29, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post

Dracula's Castle, Transylvania

Bela Lugosi’s mansion — where the actor lived from 1934-1937 — is on the market. For only $3million dollars, you can buy the Tudor-style Hollywood home, built by architect Frank W Green and complete with a ballroom-size living room with stone fireplace, a formal dining room with “banks of iron glass windows” (because why not), a library with its own entrance, a bright chef’s kitchen kitchen with Gaggenau appliances (presumably kitchen appliances for rich people but maybe they are torture devices; who knows!), three en-suite bedrooms, an expansive master suite with marble fireplace, a grand foyer with a skylight, gated courtyard entry, grassy yard, gardens and terrace with waterfalls, fountains, outdoor stone shower, in-ground spa, and a gym and wine cellar.

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Past residents of the mansion include Kathy Bates from Misery and American Horror Story, which seems appropriate, and Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men, which seems less so. Current residents may include the “earthbound spirit” of Bela Lugosi himself, discovered in the 1980s by famous psychic Sylvia Browne when she visited Lugosi’s home with a team of paranormal investigators. (You can read about her experiences in her 2011 book, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous — apparently Lugosi appeared in his Dracula cape and told her “You weren’t invited.”)

You can read about the mansion and browse the official listing at Realtor.com. And if you buy it, please invite us over.

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

Bela Lugosi's Hollywood mansion

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