Vodou Ritual Perfume Oil Sampler
Our Vodou perfume sampler set includes five sample vials. The vials in this set are Papa Legba, Baron Samedi, Maman Brigitte, Erzulie Dantor, Marie Laveau.
Our ritual oils are a special line of perfume oils created to honor specific saints, deities, and goddesses. Each oil is created intuitively and references the qualities, affinities, and energy associated with the subject. The compositions are the same as our perfume oils so that they may be worn as perfumes by anyone who might also enjoy the unique fragrance profiles of these blends.
Ritual oils are created to help transform the everyday into the divine and magical. They can be used to anoint crystals, statues, altar tools, talismans, offerings, and candles. The aroma of each ritual oil is reverently and intuitively crafted to honor the subject that it was created for. These are complex and beautifully unusual blends which may be worn on the body as perfume in addition to their ritual uses.
This oil was created to honor Papa Legba. Papa Legba stands at the gates between the living and the dead and facilitates communication, speech, and understanding between the two worlds. He is often syncretized with Saint Peter and Saint Lazarus.
For this blend, we wanted to replicate some of Papa Legba's favorite offerings. This blend is both spicy and sweet and contains notes of cinnamon bark, rum, and candy with faint wisps of butter, cedar wood, and popcorn lingering in the background. This is a comforting, unusual and spicy gourmand.
This oil was created to honor Baron Samedi. Baron Samedi stands at the crossroads between the worlds of the living and the dead and is the Lwa of healing and resurrection. Baron Samedi is one of the leaders of the Ghede, a nation of Lwa associated with magic, ancestor worship, and death. He is the husband of Maman Brigitte and is often syncretized with Saint Martin De Porres.
This is a deep, dark, masculine blend with a fougere (oak moss, lavender, and patchouli) base augmented by fresh lime, tobacco, black pepper, and leather. It is a unique and timeless men's cologne that begins dark, peppery, and mossy revealing phantoms of lime tobacco, and leather on the dry down.
WOODSY/ DARK/ LEATHER
This oil was created to honor Erzulie Dantor. Erzulie Dantor is a Petro Lwa and a fierce protector of women and children. She is best known for blessings concerning motherhood, the gay community, strength, vengeance, single women, and artists. She is often syncretized with Santa Barbara Africana, Our Lady of Czestochowa, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
In creating this blend, we wanted to create a fusion of Dantor's favorite perfumes: the old Rêve d'Or (a French perfume that became popular in the late 1800's), Bay Rum, and Florida water. This blend begins with a vintage-inspired aldehydic base augmented by two kinds of bay rum and reveals bursts of orange, lemon, and vetiver essential oils on the dry down before settling into a very vintage-inspired scent reminiscent of perfumes of the 1920s.
FLORAL/ FRUITY/ VINTAGE-INSPIRED
This oil was created to honor Maman Brigitte. Maman Brigitte is considered the queen of the cemetery and guardian of all departed ancestors. She is the wife of Baron Samedi and is his female counterpart. She is often petitioned for blessings pertaining to healing and clearing of negative magic as well as issues pertaining to the law and justice. She is often syncretized with Saint Brigid.
This blend is our interpretation of the scents of the cemetery and can best be described as the more feminine version of our Boneyard perfume. It has a dark, rich oak moss base dressed with hints of patchouli and dirt. On the dry down, phantoms of agarwood and ylang ylang peek through creating a dark and otherworldly aura. Beyond the earthy notes we have tucked a bouquet of white lilies, which become very present once the blend has settled.
EARTHY/ DARK FLORAL
In this blend, we honor the Vodou Queen Of New Orleans who is often petitioned for all manner of blessings in the realms of money, love, relationships, and law. Her encouragement helps lift the veil between worlds, but she also helps in practical matters of the earthy realms.
To honor Marie Laveau, we have created a blend that can be used to anoint items, altars, and the body in petitions pertaining to love and abundance. Benzoin is the root of this blend, which creates a base of purification and has a vanilla-like resinous scent. Cinnamon bark, honey, and rose quickly reveal themselves on the dry down, along with a faint burst of grapefruit. This is a syrupy, sweet floral and would make a wonderful signature scent for anyone who loves the scent of honey and roses.
FLORAL/ SWEET / HONEYED