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Decadent Sugar Skulls and Secret Trysts



Beeswax Candle Menu for The Mermaid & The Crow


La fée verte brings euphoric reverie filled with dreamy new worlds. An intoxicating blend of acerbic star anise, warm cinnamon cassia, effervescent nutmeg, crisp melissa seated on amber resin and rich oak woods.

(New!) There is nothing new except what has been forgotten. The cure for the dilettante’s ennui. Sinfully rich vanilla, exotic ebony wood and rare white orchid blossoms.

French Hussy: 
(New formula!) Queen of the French cabaret, bedecked in sequins and feathers, she's fearless enough to tell the Prince of Wales, "Hey, Wales, the champagne's on you!" Sparkling champagne frothed over luscious strawberries, honeyed orange and tempting pineapple, sprinkled with Tahitian vanilla.

Frolic by the Fireplace:
(New formula!) Smoky bonfires, forbidden rituals practiced under the moonlight deep in an ensorcelled forest grove. Smoke, exotic resin, a trio of lush balsam, verdurous fir and scrumptious pine.

(New formula!) The seductress of biblical proportions, bedecked in jewels and finery, a queen to the end. Irresistible strawberries, dewy grapes, plump raspberries, intoxicating spice and jammy velvety plum wine.

La Dolce Vita:
(New formula!) The sweet life, a perfect afternoon outdoors full of delicious food and company. Sun warmed figs, delicate cassis entwined with floral hyacinth and rich cedar wood.
Shaken, Not Stirred:
The elixir of quietude. The smoothness of gin with the botanical perfection of vermouth. A sublime twist of Meyer lemon, crystallized ginger with rosemary bitters finished with balsam fir needles and crisp cedar.

Sugar Skull:
(New!) Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon. Ethereal orchid, dreamy raw sugar cane, sweet coconut milk poured over a base of ghostly white musk.

The Tryst: 
(New!) Fear nothing. Who has seen our kiss? Who saw us? The night and the moon. Languorous vetiver, sensual sandalwood, voluptuous patchouli enveloped in sumptuous full bodied greenery.

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Deborah Castellano's book, Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn, 2017) is available: . She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as the Llewellyn almanacs, Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her craft shop, The Mermaid and The Crow ( specializes in goddess & god vigil candles, hand blended ritual oils, airy hand dyed scarves, handspun yarn and other goodies. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.


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