I'll begin by providing Becca's official scent descriptions, which can all be found at http://ohwto.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-2011.html.
Final Girl: The Final Girl is a horror/slasher film character type which specifically refers to the last female alive to confront the killer; the sole survivor who lives to tell the story. A crushed corsage of Magnolias and Carnations, the Musky Cologne of a Maniac, a whiff of Oil from a freshly-sharpened Chainsaw blade, and the paralyzing scent of Fear.
Bobbing for Apples: A game traditionally played at Halloween parties, bobbing for apples involves a water-filled tub and apples floating in it, waiting for you to pick them up with your teeth. Fun! Fresh Apples, Apple Skin, Bonfire Smoke, Hay Bales, and Tonka Beans.
Mirror Witch: Legend says that in order to summon the spirit of Bloody Mary, also known as The Mirror Witch, you must say her name thirteen times in front of a mirror, in the dark; it is said that on the thirteenth repetition she will appear. Upon appearing, the Mirror Witch may do any number of things to her summoners, depending entirely upon her mood upon being awakened. If she's not offended you may get away with a scratch, but offend her and the price may very well be your life. Reverent gifts of Pomegranates, Dried Figs, White Sage, Candied Ginger, and a vision of White Musk.
Pumpkin Eater: No, it's got nothing to do with that movie from the 60's... it's more to do with a story. As long as anyone can remember, the tale's been told, every Halloween night one can go up to old Peter's house, past the cemetery and up the hill, through the pumpkin field and the wood just past it, and catch a glimpse of his ghost if you bring him an offering of a pumpkin. Surrounded by pumpkin fragments, they say he can be seen sitting where his body had been found years before, still consuming the flesh of pumpkin after pumpkin, as though he'd never left. This fragrance smells of mangled pumpkin flesh, tilled earth, and a dash of spiced cider, haunted by an apparition of patchouli.
Hungry Ghost: In Taoism, Hungry Ghosts are ghosts of people who did not find everything they need to survive in the after life. If a person passes on, but does not have enough food, water, shelter, etc., it will come back into the world of the living to feed on the living. They will scare you, and then they will feed on your energy and fear. You get rid of these Hungry Ghosts by performing a ritual; pray or chant and offer food and other things to the Hungry Ghosts, so they will have what they need to survive and move on to their next life. Steaming-hot Green Tea, Lively Lemongrass, and Cardamom, with Peppermint providing a wisp of otherworldly chill.
Above: My goodies were housed in adorably beautiful black and orange organza bags. This was a major plus in my book, and such a cute way to show attention to detail. :)
Above from Left to Right: Bobbing for Apples, Mirror Witch, Pumpkin Eater, Hungry Ghost, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, and Final Girl. All of the above are solid scents, with the exception of Hungry Ghost (which is a perfume oil). Who couldn't love those little skulls on the labels?
Above from Left to Right: Bobbing for Apples, Mirror Witch, Pumpkin Eater, Hungry Ghost, Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, and Final Girl.
Holy shit, I am SO bummed I missed out on these last year; and I'm incredibly stoked I was able to grab them while they were available. I definitely plan to purchase the rest of the Halloween scents once they're available. Each and every one of these scents is absolutely charming.
Bobbing for Apples is such a comforting scent that I'm really enamoured with. The apple notes in it are not synthetic smelling at all, and actually like holding a real apple to your nose. Very impressive, I must admit!
Mirror Witch is so feminine, haunting, and very simple to fall in love with! Not gonna lie: the whole "Bloody Mary" legend scares the crap out of me. However, I'm glad I faced my fear and purchased the solid scent. If you're a fan of musky scents, you won't be disappointed one bit. I wore this one yesterday, and I couldn't stop smelling my wrists!
Hungry Ghost is a simple, yet extremely refreshing fragrance. The peppermint really completes this blend and makes it something special. If you missed out on Hungry Ghost last year, fear not: Hungry Ghost has been renamed Cicada Song and is currently available in the permanent catalogue!
Pumpkin Eater is autumn in a bottle. It is absolutely stunning. I think I'm going to wear this every day to pretend the weather isn't disgustingly sweltering. I can haz fall nao? You can haz fall nao if you buy Pumpkin Eater too! :)
Final Girl is really beautiful. It's kind of impossible for me to describe, but it is truly stunning. I can detect the floral notes, but there are a lot of other compnents to this (such as serial killer cologne) that make it something special. It's very unique and absolutely breathtaking.
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things really is sort of disturbing, but it's disturbing in all the right ways! It's really complex and rather fun to try and depict the individual notes that went into this gem. I think the acorn, oak, and dirt notes are what make this would-be ordinary scent into something extarodinary! However, I'm not super-talented and amazing like Becca, so all I really know is that it smells good and that I like it! ;)
The solid scents are $4.00, and the perfume oils are $9.00. I really think that's more than a bargain for the beautiful, great quality perfumes you receive. I continue to be more and more impressed with One Hand Washes The Other. Now I'll be on my way to stalk http://ohwto.com/ for their official Halloween scent release. Halloween, why can't you be every day?!?
I hope you enjoyed my post. I had a great time putting it together! Thanks for reading, as always!
DISCLAIMER: All products mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are 100% my own and 100% honest! :)