Harold and Maude Perfume Oil Series Announcement

Maude: That was fun! Let’s play something together.

Harold: I don’t play anything.

Maude: Nothing? Dear me, everybody should be able to make some music. That’s the cosmic dance.

It was 20 years ago the first time I saw what has become my favorite movie of all time, Harold and Maude.

It would be the understatement of all time to say that things have changed in my life and in the world in the last twenty years, but through it all – deaths, births, weddings, life – this movie remains a constant in my life.

When other people talk about things that they love like movies or books, I tend to zone out most of the time. I hate that about myself, but at the same time I recognize that it’s because I’m not connecting to it the way that they have. I know some people have never heard of Harold and  Maude and many would probably hate it or not understand it. For the last two decades that I have loved this movie I have constantly noticed new things, new meanings. As I get older, I see the messages differently so it’s not something that I can easily explain.

So, one day while I was trying new blends for the Hazel Fern Scents line I created The Cosmic Dance which has now evolved into a series of Harold and Maude themed perfume oils that I have created based on different characters and scenes from the movie that struck me as “smelling” a certain way.

Even if you’ve never seen Harold and Maude, you can wear these fragrances.

The Cosmic Dance perfume is deep and dark, but not sinister. Dark chocolate, vintage wooden musical instruments in a cedar chest, Egyptian incense, and aged patchouli.

Coming soon to my Etsy shop! I will update here when it happens.

Higher Intuitions Oracle

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A Review of Higher Intuitions Oracle…

Originally posted on J.r. Rivera's Reviews:

An oracle deck using animal and nature
to conquer indecision and place
people on their appropriate paths.

~ Quote from the bottom of the box

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Title: Higher Intuitions Oracle

Author: Kristy Robinett

Illustrator: Johna Gibson Bowman

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

  • Heed these earthly creatures messages for they have interesting things to share with you.
  • The Higher Intuitions Oracle presents 44 magnificent animals that Mother Nature has gifted us so we would never feel alone and to learn from them as well. This oracle deck features both realistic and mythical animals. Some say that animals have always been wise and have been the intuitive voice that we humans never listen to and simply ignore. Some animals even become our animal familiar.  In this oracle deck you will find mammals, birds, insects, and aquatic animals, all which will contribute by changing you life for the better.
  • In this oracle deck, a card…

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Seraphina Perfume & The Vintage Angel Lockets

Seraphina is the second solid perfume to be available in the enchanting lockets designed by Jessica Galbreth of The Vintage Angel.

My Etsy Shop.

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Seraphina is a heavenly blend of blue skies, white fluffy clouds, clean cotton in warm summer sunshine, and the whisper of angel wings.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Starfina mermaid collaboration as well.
If any locket is listed as out of stock, don’t be discouraged. Jessica relists them as she is able to make them, so please let us know when you are waiting!

Random Observations- Memorial Day

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My dad. 1960.

My father was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran (he enlisted) of the Vietnam War who came home and worked grueling 16 hour days in a factory for a pittance. He eventually endured a horrible accident in the factory in which his right hand was crushed & shredded.  He lost his ring finger and most of his pinky.

He suffered seven surgeries, skin grafts, having his hand sewn into his chest, etc.

Years later he would shatter his spine in another job. Miraculously, he was not paralyzed although he was permanently disabled and in pain the rest of his life.

On his bicep he had an olive greenish skull & crossbones tattoo with the initials U.S.M.C. under it and when I was little he told me that it meant “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.” I believed him.

He told me some stories of being in the Marines, but was silent about much of it. I know he was in Laos. I know that when he fell asleep on the couch I wasn’t supposed to sneak up to him or be close to wake him.

“Stand in the doorway and say his name.” My mother told me.

This veteran taught me how to make a whistle out of a straw, picked me up from class with sandwiches ready, took us on mini vacations, always had time to get ice cream or malts…

So, I could write observations about my dad for a long time, but these are the type of memories I have today – however random they may be. I am leaving out bits others deem as most important about him on purpose. I will write about that another time.

This is the first Memorial Day I will be unable to visit his grave. I know he wouldn’t care, but it bothers me.

Thanks Dad. I love you. Always.

Thank you to all of our Military, current and past.

Scent Lockets with Jessica Galbreth of The Vintage Angel & Starfina Perfume Oil

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Starfina the fragrance is a labyrinth of bottomless turquoise waves, salted sea water, and sandy beaches during an early summer thunderstorm in 1901. A base of soft earth & sun bleached driftwood are burrowed beneath the layers of ocean mist. A graceful, soft, & clean fragrance.

This fragrance is featured as a solid perfume in the beautiful jewelry work of Jessica Galbreth. http://www.thevintageangel.com

Solid perfume refill pans will be available in my Etsy shoppe for $12.00 each. All Hazel Fern Perfume scents will be available as refills.

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