With well over 25 years in business, we are the original Magickal Perfumerie and specialize in hand crafted, fresh, micro-brewed fragrances created with the magical, mystical properties of the ingredients in mind. The meanings, properties and purposes are derived from folklore, cultures and religions the world over and throughout time.
We also consider the science of sense memory and scent associations when crafting our potions. For example: Vanilla is a 'magical' aphrodisiac, and it also has sense memory links. For many, the scent of vanilla brings to the fore treasured childhood memories of baking mouth-watering cookies in a warm kitchen with a parent or grandparent. It is also said that mother’s milk has a somewhat vanilla flavoring to it; so subconsciously, the smell of vanilla will evoke feelings of loving safety and nurturing, as well as oral fixation and cuddling at the breast. Wear vanilla at your cleavage area and just see the response you get! ;)
There are a multitude of scents that evoke feelings of one kind or another in this manner. Ones that create an aura of power and confidence, or of capable competence, cool composure, warmth and friendship, sexuality - etc. Thus we combine magical meanings that have been passed down through generations, with current cultural perceptions and sense memory.
In crafting a new scent, the "purpose" is always our first consideration. Using the database that we designed for this use, we first pull up all ingredients that possess the specific "power" we are going for. Once we have that list, the artistry comes into it - as, just like a baker creating a new recipe, we decide which ingredients will compliment each other and in what measure.
We also only sell our fragrances while they are "fresh". They are created in small batches using the finest ingredients available, and without the use of preservatives, silicones or fixatives of any kind. Properly stored, our fragrances have a typical shelf life of 5-6 years, and most are only available from us for 6 to 18 months.
Since we do not use stabilizers, the fragrances tend to smell slightly different on everyone who wears them. We consider this an advantage, as each wearer's personal body chemistry makes the scent uniquely their own.
We hope you enjoy wearing our perfume potions as much as we enjoy making them. Feedback is always welcome, please join us on our message boards to share your experiences with our potions or ideas for new ones!
Warm Regards and Many Blessings!
Mara & John
Jessica, Israel, Julie, Heather and the House Elves