Fall is my favorite time of year and Sleepy Hollow cemetery was dedicated on September 29, 1855. It needed to be an autumn scent that captured the beauty of life as well as embrace the idea of death in nature. So I set forth an idea to craft a scent based on Emerson’s dedication of the cemetery in 1855. The cemetery was created in and of the land it was dedicated on. It was not leveled or cleared of trees and shrubs that existed. Once I had that scent locked in, I created another based on a written description of the cemetery years later. Then I crafted a third scent, this time based on my personal experience at the cemetery. Finally, I gave the whole project one more scent, a fourth, in the style of New England autumn leaves. After much back and forth, I was finally able to create one scent from the four. Can I describe it? I could tell you it’s dark, it’s spicy (not kitchen spicy, rather earthy spice) and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever put my nose to.
Stearic acid, tallow, water, Shea Butter, potassium hydroxide, castor oil, fragrance, glycerin, sodium hydroxide, lanolin, palm kernel oil, marshmallow root, babbasu oil, meadowfoam oil, tussah silk.
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