Death/Scent

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Scented Prayers: Copal & the Day of the Dead

With the success of movies like <b>Coco</b> and <b>The Book of Life</b>, along with the popularity of children’s books like <b>The Dead Family Diaz</b>, it is clear that the …

Mexico City

A Murder Two Ways (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Learn how at, scented death meditation</i> …

The Great Stink of London

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear luxuriant old-timey moustaches, but nevertheless, they save the city from a horrible fate. One such man was …

Waste Management

Chatting with Courtney & Laura from I Heart Dead Things

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit down and have an amazing chat with Courtney Iseman and Laura Wasson over at the <b>I Heart Dead Things Podcast</b> …

iTunes

Santa’s Creepy Friends: A Gift Guide

While I appreciate the decorations and lights of this time of year, there is something I find very daunting about the holidays. All this cheer, all …

In Memoriam, Farewell to Jon

On June 25th, Jon Underwood, one of the founders of <b>Death Cafe</b>, and an evangelist for frank discussions about death, passed due to acute promyelocytic …

Ephemera Guide: Grimm & Glorious

Hello my darlings, I’m so sorry I’ve had another unintentional summer hiatus from the blog. I’ve been writing my dissertation which is like slowly …

The Death/Scent Reading List

Over the last year I have had several requests for more information and deeper reads on subjects brought up on the blog. So after banging around my …

Books

Tubercular Venus: When the Beauty Standard was Dying

Beauty

The Lost History of Women in Chemistry: Tapputi, The First Perfumer

<i>This post is part of D/S Women’s History Month series, click here for more women from our alchemical past.</i><p>On the day I’m sitting down to write this …

Ancient History

The Carrion Flowers

When I was a teenager I pretended that I didn’t like flowers, “They’re the genitals of plants why would I want those as a gift, gross!” I made a huge …

The Perfumed Mummy (Egypt Part IV)

In our ongoing series on death, scent, and ancient Egypt we have explored the divine origins of the Egyptian perfume trade and the role that …

Ancient History

Ephemera Guide: Poetry, Revolutionary Knitting, Smells & Soap

In this month’s Ephemera post I’m boosting a melange of things that have been giving me life over this dark winter from poetry to soap, so let’s get …

Non-violence

Disasters, Mysteries, and Perfume: Unearthing the Philistines

In 2016 an extraordinary discovery quietly took place along the city walls of ancient Ashkelon in modern day Israel. 211 graves of ancient …

Oud, the Wounded Hearts of Sacred Trees

If you are a Fummie, you know Oud and its sweet balsamic smokey woodiness. It is also one of the rarest, and most beautiful scent ingredients who’s …

Beauty

The Body as Art: Bone Shields (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Central Europe

The Live Girl’s Krampusnacht Gift Guide

Happy <b>Krampusnacht</b> everyone! It’s that special time of year when we gather round the fire and hope that we will not be carted away to the lair of a …

Books

Turning the Bones Part I: Dance with the Perfumed Dead

Places have souls; you experience them through their scents. What does Madagascar’s soul smell like? Mango and lemon chutney, recently plucked limes …

Coconut

The Body as Art: The Jewelled Saint (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Northern Europe

There Will Be Blood (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Painting

I Smell Witches (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Beauty

Ephemera Guide: Living the Gloom Life

<i>It’s the most wonderful time of the year.</i><p>Hello dearies, to say that I’m jazzed about the upcoming holiday is a bit of an understatement. I started …

Soundtracks

Strengthen Your Sense of Smell While Contemplating Your Doom

Yoga

Loving Death (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Beauty

[Updated] Bottling Ghosts: Can & Should We Try to Capture the Scent of Our Dead Loved Ones?(for $650 a bottle)

In 2015 <b>Kalain</b>, a French start-up opened to a flurry of news articles. They claim to bottle the olfactive essence of your dead relatives for …

Profit

Between Life & Death (Scent the Scene)

<i>In this series, we examine aspects of death and bereavement through art, olfaction, and imaginative thinking. Feel free to follow along at home and</i> …

Artists

10 Spooktacular Fragrance Pairings for the Perfect Halloween Costume

Perfumers are not all sugar violets and sunshine. The darker aspects of nature have inspired these alchemists to create some of the most beautiful …

Beauty