I'm happy to announce the completion of a new fragrance to round out a church-inspired trio. I have been working on this on and off all year, and while it will be part of the permanent collection, I thought it would be fun to launch it alongside my autumn/halloween collection because I feel it fits in perfectly.
Holy Ghost is resinous, woody, and earthy with touches of floral . Highlights include vintage church incense, Somalian frankincense, aged Somalian myrrh, altar wine, old stones, soil, oak moss, violet leaf, and a trace of Bulgarian rose.
So, you're probably wondering how it compares to my other churchy atmospherics. It walks the line between Cathedral Noir and Midnight Mass. With fewer sweet undertones than Midnight Mass and less smoke than Cathedral Noir, it is ever so slightly reminiscent of both while remaining truly unique as its own entity. It has a prominent church incense, and while I crafted the accord using similar notes, there's less smoke, so it's not as smoldering as Cathedral Noir. In comparison to Midnight Mass, the wine note was composed differently and isn't as prominent, so there is less of a sweet feel to the whole composition.
Holy Ghost also has a more pronounced earthy, mossy element (a touch of violet leaf absolute also adds a slight metallic feel) that is tempered by a touch of Bulgarian rose. The rose here is not prominent, but more of a ghostly visitation lingering faintly in the background. It's a darker atmospheric than Midnight Mass, though not as challenging as Cathedral Noir might be for those who don't like to veer too smoky.
What I wanted to bottle here is the experience of walking into an old church that was abandoned to time, yet filled with old ghosts. I hope you will fall in love with it as much as I have. It will be available during the official launch of my autumn/Halloween collection while it lasts and (if what I have sells out) then it will return shortly thereafter as part of the permanent collection.