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Master list

 

                        General catalog 

‘Misspent youth’

Iced Cold root beer, the glowing hum of a 7-11 parking lot, peppered vanilla, blood orange & ginger candy, fuzzy grey amber

 

‘Art school drop out’

Fresh paint water, wet clay, car exhaust, number two pencil shavings

 

‘I was a former gifted and talented student’

Glossy pages of a scholastic book catalog, vanilla creme brûlée body spray, cherry chapstick, teen spirit deodorant

 

‘Pieces of October’

Fresh blue corn tortillas, ancient spices, chili peppers, oakwood, autumn apples falling on a frozen ground

 

Kodachrome

Bright red lychee fruit, sweetgrass, cornmeal, rolled oats, fresh dates

 

‘I wanna be your Joey Ramone’

Black oudh, chili spiced vanilla musk, nutmeg

 

Black Cherry bomb’

Melted Black Cherry popsicle juice, ginger ale cream soda, salty and hot summer skin, honeydew, golden caramelized amber

  

Plain jane’

Black oudh, fresh morning coffee, rolled tobacco, vegan animal musk, cedar, cinnamon crunch cereal

 

My heart is made of glass’

Fresh cloves, myrrh, spiced apricot jam, tonka beans, Peru balsam

‘The people you love become ghosts inside you’ 

 Heavenly musk, lingering funeral flowers, cold scent of vanilla in an empty corridor, handprints on a foggy window

Notice: ‘The people you love become ghosts inside you‘ is a heavy atmospheric that has been reported to cause feelings of intense emotion and is sometimes unpleasant in it’s vulnerability. Not for the faint-hearted! 

Pile of green goo’

Partially rotting wood and oakmoss, white oudh, deep & enchanting crushed rose resins

 

Little creepy crawlers’

Aged Patchouli and ginger, blended with coriander seed, oakwood barrels, and cinnamon spiced cocoa beans

 

‘Hallows’ eve Museum heist’

YEE-haw time to get the old gang back together for one spooky heist. Stolen Jasmine sambac and golden heart amber, orange bitters, luscious aged cognac, dinosaur bones. Dedicated to Dennis, who died in the Christmas heist.

 

          Past catalog scents and collections

While these are not part of our work going forward, they are available to be purchased in the ‘unlisted section’ for no additional charge.

 

‘Oudh and Turkish roses’ 

White oudh and delectable Turkish rose

 

 

She poisoned the strawberries’ 

Fresh picked strawberries, the musk of a scorned lover, cold sparkling champagne.

 

 

‘The library, burning down with us’ 

Burnt edges of books, the overpowering scent of gasoline wafting around the wooden banister, wax candles melting on a desk.

 

‘Two cups of tea, a summer monsoon, and me and you.’ 

Rain on cracked soil, wet creosote, a swelling monsoon, desert cedar, black tea.

 

‘Half hoping to be eaten by a bear.’

Woody, sweet bare skin; the lingering scent of dry leaves on a cold morning.

 

‘filled with the heat of a reckless summer’

Realistic blueberry bush, honeysuckle wafting in the air, surrounded by the scent of an aging barn.

  

 ‘Dusty stacks of vinyl records on an antique store floor’

Arabian sandalwood, dusty aged paper, cedar, warm stagnant air, patchouli, vetiver, amryris, musk.

 

‘The blues are all the same’

Smooth vanilla cognac, aged barrel wood, and sticky honey.

 

‘If the sharks don’t get to you first, the sun will.’ 

Realistic sunscreen, hot summer sun, salty beach waves splashing around a wooden raft.

 

‘Lay Me in the Earth, and from My Fair and Unpolluted Flesh Let Violets Spring’

Milky baby deer skin, soft fur musk, warm earth, oak trees, floral forest floor moss.

 

‘The soft crunch of bread and bone’

Flakey coconut French Madelines, stifling bakery air, vanilla cremé and crunchy macarons, the last sip of green tea with a mysterious lover.

  

‘The sweater we buried you with is hanging in my closet’

A luscious blend of three different vanillas, resinous amber, Arabian sandalwood, a soft cashmere sweater.

   

‘The wolf only needs luck to find you once’

Crisp forest night air, lunar musk, large drifting oakwood trees, the musky scent of a trailing shadow.

 

 

 

‘That first morning moment’

Cozy blend of lavender and chamomile tea, with notes of white amber and soft cotton.

 

‘Swamp elixir’

Soft honeysuckle and mossy oak trees, blended with water lilies and sparkling pink lemonade.

 

‘Before you were dust’

Herbal bay leaves and black tea blended with sweet tobacco, the smell of a deep belly laugh, an old wooden cane, a worn out hat and a cracked leather jacket.

 

‘The Peach Queen’

Delicate blend of rosy golden peaches, skin musk, and white amber.

 

‘You belong among the wildflowers’

Lemongrass and wild red poppies, blended with sunflowers, Spanish moss, and dogwood.

 

‘Nothing rusts in the desert, the air is full of ghosts’ 

Pink cactus flowers and sweet grass, with notes of warm rain and woody dry vanilla.

 

‘I was born a bitch, I was born a painter.’ 

Sweet basil and violets, blended with Spanish moss, yarrow oil, and blue musk. 

 

‘The secret of wives and widows’

A dark and mysterious blend of Arabian sandalwood, luscious vanilla, orchids and southern night air, white tea in a fine cup of China held by a figure with long painted nails.

  

‘The same way I am in love with the moon’

Palo santo blended with smoked sandalwood and a lunar accord. Deep and reminiscent of a breezy night under a looming full moon.

 

‘It’s all in your head’

Sun-warmed Texas sunflowers in a bright field, luscious dark amber, vanilla, and freshly baked bread.

MX mcjangles-

Gourd pumpkin and incense, tangled with black wisteria

 

Dave- hot pumpkin spice latte and sticky caramel popcorn dripping in caramel sauce

 

Scream ferociously’

Orange blossoms and fierce summer lemonade, blended with green leaves and black tea

 

‘Cardigan’

Bergamot and spiced cardamom blended with Egyptian musk superior and sandalwood

 

‘Red string of fate’

Red musk and black, burnt amber blended with golden honey and black molasses

‘Goth Dolly’ 

Peru balsam blended with spiced sandalwood, and black lipstick accord. A tribute to womanhood and being whoever you want to be.

'Willow'

Fresh vanilla, black tea, ginger cookies, darkened amber, cinnamon bark, patchouli, witches herbs

'Painted Pears'

Pears, golden vanilla, sandalwood, dark amber

'Vintage Cannabis' 

Musky and deep vintage cannabis with notes of woody peppercorns and green musk

'Damned Nightfall'

The deepest and darkest amber blended with violets, black labdanum, vanilla absolute, espresso absolute, fresh cocoa beans, and honey

No-bullshit waffle cone

True waffle cone with slight hints of caramel and dusted brown sugar cinnamon

 

 

 Fall collection 2020 

 ‘Night of the living basil’ *

Holy basil, cloves, darkened orange spice

 

‘Color me blood orange’ *

Fresh Italian orange blood blended with autumnal spices and honeysuckle

 

‘Dawn of the dragonsblood’

Dragonsblood and fiery lava accord blended with myrrh-covered roses *

‘Dr. F Krueger’s world famous night-time sleep tonic’ *

Heavy, pure German chamomile blended with relaxing and warm sandalwood, A sinister blend designed to make you sleep deeply and dream peacefully...

‘A hundred times I dreamed I was a star’ 

Grey pine needles and tea rose blended with light black pepper and sage. Woody and fresh, reminiscent of a chilly autumn night sky peppered with a million stars.*

 Southern summer brunch collection

Peach and mint iced tea

Iced lemon poppyseed cake 

Guava and papaya mimosa 

Blue baby- ‘Sprite and grenadine with a splash of cherry and a honey salt rim’

Lavender shortbread 

Blueberry lemon cooler 

Avocado toast  

Coconut chia seed pudding 

Spring 2020:

Time marches on:

Fluffy Blend of blue and pink cotton candy, early morning English ivy, and light spring rain

 

May forever nap:

A freshly laundered cotton pillow blended with soft lavender, Iris, and marshmallow

 

Mourning in late April:

Sparkling lime and Dogwood, with notes of white amber and tuberoseyes 

 

Color theory collection: 

With the fishes and the dead:

Black squid ink and mile long oceans. Black ambergris, black labdanum absolute, salty ocean water, and Black pits of stretched out emptiness.

 

Girls and graves:

Sugare’d grapefruit, pink musk, soft cherry blossoms, fluffy pink clouds of fairy floss

 

Passionate as sin:

Red musk and deep crushed roobois tea leaves, fiery red oakwood, red mandarin pulp

 

Last days of wonder:

lemon chiffon cake batter, yellow icing flowers, sweet pollen and light honey nectar

 

I wasn’t made to make it to thirty:

Tiny blue powdery pills and true blue pansies in a blue ceramic vase

 

 

      Astronauts doing stuff 

Astronauts eating ice cream- vanilla bourbon butter pecan ice cream with toffee pieces and Milky Way fudge swirl

 

Astronauts getting Boba Tea- iced honey and winter melon boba tea with a touch of chai milk cap

 

Astronauts bakes a cake- fluffy classic white cake with cream cheese frosting and apple pie ganache

 

Astronauts taking a snooze- snoozy pillow mints and dreamy lavender whipped fluff blended with pink strawberry clouds

 

Astronaut makes a pb&J- gourmet peanut butter and royal jelly sandwhich on wonderbread

 

 

 

                             Bugs & Cake

Orchid mantis/matcha cherry blossom cake: Pink and very floral sweet with hints of white chocolate, apples, cherry blossoms, fresh greenery, and real green tea. Herbal and delicious pink frosted cake.

Spider/angel food cake: Cold and Silky, lightly sweet. brightly floral with hibiscus and Passion flower. Decorated with neon green lime frosting.

Ghost mantis/lavender rosemary: Fresh and pillowy lavender on an herbal bed of rosemary and real blackstrap molasses, with a complementary black tea. Coriander cake icing.

Ant/Tiramisu: Hipster Coffee-shop coffee with oakmoss, green fir, fresh juniper berries, on a bed of rich blackened cake. Iced with vanilla coffee tiramisu icing.

Vanilla cake/beetle: Rich dirt and molasses, with tree bark and a glint of metallic beetle shell. Laid on a vanilla cake bed with no icing.

Spice cake/pill bug: Autumnal spice cake, fresh carrot seed, Dewey red and orange fall leaves, topped with an apple and pumpkin icing accord.

Caterpillar/red velvet cake: Dark chocolate and red musk, with fresh green field clovers, red apples, topped with cream cheese icing.

Bombyx moth/vanilla cake: Vanilla cake with almond cream cheese frosting, fresh beeswax, and delicious honey’d woodsmoke. Topped with beeswax icing

Leopard moth/Oreo cheesecake: Realistic crumbly Oreo cake layered with 4 kinds of different chocolate, wedged in between molasses and dark fudge. Iced with cream cheese and layered with a graham cracker crust.

Luna moth/devil’s food cake: Rich black devil’s food cake, dark and un-sweet chocolate layered over a white cake base. Fresh greenery and crumbly dirt and mud.

Rosy maple moth/coconut cake: White cake with shaved coconut layered on top of it, with a layer of buttercream rose icing piped onto it.

Millipede/coffee cake: Like eating breakfast in a high castle, cold stone and smoked oak, with a plate of the blackest bourbon coffee and bread with molasses scraped on top of it.

Wiggly worm cake: Fluffy yellow chiffon cake with marshmallow cream icing, topped with candied mints and sprigs of fresh lavender.

Red velvet/bee: Darkest dark chocolate, herbal earl grey tea icing, lavender crumbles, frosted with a honey and cream cheese icing.

Luna moth/vanilla jasmine cake: Vanilla cake topped with herbal jasmine molasses, saltiest of salty limes, tropical and delicious with a layer of lime icing on top

 

Scorpion/desert cake: Vanilla cake topped with marshmallows, surrounded by desert creosote bush, prickly pear and lemon glaze, and decorated with cactus flower petals

Tarantula/tea cake: Herbal Darjeeling cake, woody forest notes, blackened musk and amber blend, topped with a marmalade jelly icing accord

                      Halloween 2020

The pumpkin tree- dirt and tangled branches blended with realistic pumpkin and a chilly ghost accord

 

Mr.Dark’s spinning carousel- spun silk and velvety rich amber blended with shiny tarnished cane wood, ode to the perils of time and aging.

 

That’s a Rock fact!- wet rocks and spooky darkened trees, damp grass underfoot and a glistening tinge of being followed

 

Ray- a comfy leather armchair on a chilly autumn night, surrounded by the scent of piles upon piles of books. Sweet cigars from an open box and a nice cup of Lapsang Souchong tea

 

Let’s have a sleepover and conjure the dead- 90’s blue body glitter and incense, blended with the wood from an aging ouija board covered in hall-closet dust.

 

 

Little women collection

Jo March

Scribbles of pen ink and leather bound books, the scent of a crackling fire on a restless night, warm mature amber.

 

 Amy March

French lavender macaroons, young spring flowers (Iris and lilac) and fresh Parisian rain.

 

Meg March

A soft cotton dress, pink peony flowers sitting on an old wooden table.

 

 Beth March

‘Get well’ magnolias and fresh open-window air, figs, and lavender chamomile tea.

 

Pop art collection

Pow!

Cherry soda and bright red lipstick, blended with deep red roses, tonka, and red musk.

 

Pop flowers

Hibiscus flowers and sweet grass, blended with heliotrope and passion flowers.

  

Pop donuts

Pink and blue frosted donuts, blended with maple syrup and blueberry jam.

 

‘World famous for 15 minutes’

Sweet tobacco and vanilla, blended with a hint of violet and gin

 

Bad Bitches of the 1900’s 

 

‘Mad women and bad habits’

A pool full of Bright, sparkling citrus champagne, blended with lemon and soft lavender. An ode to a life of excess and slowly going mad.

 

‘I am a rich man’

“Vanilla bean cut with vetiver, swirled over raw animal musk (vegan) and blended with tuberose.

 

‘This is red! And so am I!’

A recreation of a famous long lost perfume, ‘isadora.’ All credit goes toward the original perfumer, Robert benson. This is my professional recreation as a perfumer.

Top notes of Bergamot, geranium, mint, and orange blossoms, Middle notes of Jasmine, Bulgarian rose, iris, French lavender, spices Base notes of Oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, Russian leather, opponax, vanilla

 

‘Love first and live incidentally’

Sweet marmalade accord blended with linden blossoms and hyacinths

 

               Nihilistic Winter collection

 Merry Christmas, Time has no meaning

Gentle fir needles and red pine, comforting outdoor woods on a brisk December night.

 

‘Tis the season to acknowledge the void

Black musk, black amber, pinyon pine needles, and the knowledge that times arrow marches on. Contains a very slim Profile of warm nuttiness, black coffee, and dark cocoa beans.

 

Santa baby, so pay my student loans off tonight

Freshly fallen snow, peppermint hot cocoa, crushed red velvet

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like [REDACTED]

Glidingly smooth Fresh pen ink, warm Vetiver and red leaves

 


Thanksgiving accords 

Sweet potato pie

 

Orange Cranberry sauce

 

Honey Buttered biscuits

 

Baked apples

 

Carrot cake

 

Smoked honey whiskey

 

Cannabis brownies

 

Maple bourbon whipped cream

 

Apricot glaze

 
                            

  

 

 

 

 

Honey accords

 

Note for the honey accords only: Our honey accords use a skin-safe honey base as their carrier, rather than our standard fractionated coconut oil. They are all uniquely different and very strong.

Black Forest honey

Blackened honey musk, deep and rich with a hint of blackstrap molasses. A dark gourmand experience.

 

Golden honey

Light golden honey and sweetened oudh, a divine luxurious honey with bold richness.

 

Honey amber

Golden brown summer honey, mixed with amber resins and lightly sweetened with rum

 

Honeybush

Herbal black tea and honey with a slight floral undertone, CO2 extract

 

Honey vanilla musk

Golden Honey blended with sweet vanilla musk attar

 

Milk and honey

Calming and soothing creamy spring honey blended with milk

 

Dark honey patchouli

Darkened black honey blended with earthy  patchouli, honey with earthy undertones

 

Honeycomb

Green and floral honey, not sweetened. Deep Honey of the earth. Blended with 100% beeswax absolute.

 

Bochet

Dark, burnt honey mead with hints of toffee and whiskey

 

Autumn honey

Light honey and autumnal spices blended with cloves and fresh apples

 

Honey metal 

Crafted by the other working perfumer at Death and Floral, honey metal is a dystopian based perfume where bees have been replaced by metal bionic bees. Base of musky honey, with notes of oil, metal, and steel machinery. 

 

scent-of-the-month‘s

Heirloom ghost-August 2020

Tarnished heirloom silver blended with banister wood and aging Victorian wallpaper

The killing moon- September 2020

cold metal wrought iron blended with freshly cut suburban grass and a bright shining moonlight on hallow’s eve

Thousand year ghost lovers- October 2020

black musk blended with deep red rose absolute and silk sheets. An ode to 1000 more years with your dead lover.

Bless your heart, Honey- November 2020

Dark vanilla cream bourbon, honey’d mint leaves, sugare’d oranges and sweet southern blessings.

Don’t shoot me Santa- December 2020

Real desert pinyon resin, sweet Mojave rain, and prickly pear cactus

365- January 2021

Sparkling pink grapefruit champagne and leftover midnight cheesecake

Macarons & Roses- February 2021

sugar’d rose macarons with a light raspberry & strawberry cream filling

Pop Cherry- March 2021 

Maraschino cherries, whipped cream, saffron, and black amber

First spring- April 2021

Soft suede and vanilla absolute, ancient forest wood, oak, tonka bean, sea salt

Summer camp gothic- May 2021

Dry oakwood absolute, browned marshmallows, cedar, black pepper, toasted vanilla

’AS IF!’ - June 2021

Pink pepper, freesia, peony, coconut husks, sandalwood rose and plum body spray

’Monsters still under my bed’ - July 2021

Creaky floor wood, spiced nutmeg, golden oudh, chewy tobacco, vanilla Copal resins, Smokey warm amber

‘Watercolor summer’ August 2021

Fresh strawberries, violets, golden amber, and soft lavender

 ‘Dancing in the moonlight’

Cold and sharp autumn air under the moonlight, soft sage, buttery Peru balsam, dark woods

Past customs

 

‘Texas picnic’

A delightful Texas picnic with a fresh vase of jasmine on a red checkered blanket, soft orange blossoms, puffy honey cakes, and delightful egg custard washed down with delicious boba tea

‘Crunchy baguette’ 

‘the warm sniff of bread upon entering a bakery, sweet and savory breads piled into a cafe, with the soft hint of coconut bonbons and fresh tarts lingering in the background’

 

‘You are our May Queen!’ 

A sinister floral blend of chrysanthemums, hyacinths, and bright red poppies laid on a bed of stark white linen sitting upon a pile of bluegrass. Blended with green tea and hallucinogenic juniper leaves. Warm, inviting, and completely unnerving.

 

‘The more I give to you, the more I die.’ 

A velvet top hat delicately blended with fancy silk robes sitting in a room made of cold stone. A tinge of cold metal mixed with the finest green absinthe and black musk.

 

‘When the shadows burn brighter than the embers’

 

Dusty desert sand under an aging afternoon sun, lavender and sweet grass wafting in the air surrounding the Smokey remnants of a recently deceased fire. Smoke and ash surround the perfumed woman, who smells of slight spice and Black musk

 

‘I could never stay long enough on the shore’ 

A quiet and empty beach full of barren miles of white sand, under a cool night moon. The soft smell of old, salty boardwalk wood in the air. A small hint of smoke in the air from a distant fire, warmth on the edge of the cold winter coastline.

 

‘Someday I’ll get on that train’ 

Earth grass underfoot, the morning after a long rainy spring night. Warm morning air and the far off scent of sweet tobacco and forgotten linens swaying in the early breeze

 

‘Summer night delight’

A woodsy and dry blend of Arabian sandalwood and slightly spiced Egyptian musk, laid on a bed of warm cardamom and coconut husks blended with the sweetest and juiciest blood orange, a slightly sweet buttery caramel lingering in the background

 

‘Flee from me, keepers of the gloom’

sweet, crunchy fall leaves and warm cedar blended with honeysuckle and soft peonies laid on a bed of warm amber

‘When the veil is thinnest’  

A warm bonfire on a chilly autumn night. Crunchy leaves underfoot and Smokey, warm marshmallows roasting over an open barrel blended with warm apple cider donuts

’Happier than a corgi on stilts’.

Warm blueberry bread muffins and furry corgi fur, with hints of musky toe beans and shaven saw-wood

Single notes 

Old book paper

Electricity

Gooey marshmallow

Lavender sprite

Prickly pear

Japanese sandalwood incense

Christmas decorations

Pumpkin pie

Banana bread

Myrrh scented roses

wet clay 

Vintage cream soda

Vintage cream soda-Halloween edition

Vanilla Cola-Pop

Sparkling ginger soda

Cherry Fizzy

Strawberry Spritzer Pop

Rose-water seltzer

Dunkaroos 

Fruit-stripe gum

lemon caramel muffins 

salted raspberry sorbet

Dark chocolate covered potato chips 

Vanilla pipe tobacco 

Champagne cotton candy

Vanilla chai latte 

Gooey chocolate chip cookie

Sexy smore’s 

Vanilla Vogue- crushed vanilla beans with pure vanilla absolute, tonka, fresh cocao beans. Very refined vanilla blend

Fig newtons oudh 

Coconut vanilla Vogue

Shirley temple

Mall soft pretzel 

Amaretto cream musk

Vintage cream soda- classic A&W cream soda 

Vanilla cola pop- cola with a hint of vanilla beans 

Sparkling  ginger soda- dark soda, ginger, and warm vanilla make this the perfect fall soda. Warming on a cold day 

cherry fizzy- classic dark cherry soda with small hints of cocoa beans and strong carbonation

strawberry spritzer pop- sparkling strawberry soda as fresh and sweet as summertime, candied and effervescent 

rose water seltzer- fresh rose water tonic, just like at your local artisanal soda shoppe. 

Christmas Soda- a bubbly blend of dark soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, topped with whipped cream and shaven graham crackers 

 

          Unlisted ‘random please!’ Scents 

Liza 

Egyptian amber and caramel bourbon, blended with aged Russian leather and sandal rose

Cursed old fashioned  

 Vintage Whiskey, orange slice zest, brown sugar, and cherries

Christmas Soda 

a vintage ice cream soda blend of cream soda, vanilla ice cream, sweet myrrh, cinnamon, peppermint candy canes, topped with a gingerbread cracker 

Morton salt girl 

Yellow musk, salt, and rain on concrete 

My chemical Christmas (made by the other working perfumer in the studio) 

A freshly made pine coffin resting in a bed of carnations and lillies and the cold musky air of a dystopic world 

Discontinued General Catalog Scents

‘Mountain cats will come to drag away your bones’

Pepper, laurel leaf, wood, musk, tobacco, amber, fresh mountain air.

 

‘Decomposing roses for a decomposed romance’ 

Rose, white musk, vanilla, pink peppercorn, honeysuckle.

 

‘A living warmth, and a picture of death’

Peppery flowers and herbs, hay and old roses, musky cloves, a sharp glint of metal and worn leather.

 

‘Nobody’s happy in a poodle skirt and sweater set’

Soft pillowy cotton candy and spring flowers, a field of luscious painted lavender, the scent of a town both pleasant and eerie.

 

‘My whole life is a delicate cycle’

Bubbly Laundry soap, the metal clink of change in machines, a cotton bra with an unknown owner.

 

‘Buried beneath the shallow hay’

Aging barn wood, the musk of a lingering spirit, old and weathered hay bales.

 

‘11 days in December’

The scent of an abandoned car, wet footprints leading to a path, an exotic mystery trail of citrus, spice, dust, and oil.

 

‘The taste of almost summer’

Orange dreamsicle ice cream and soft tuberose, blended with pink cotton candy and lavender.

 

‘The woman and her time-traveling picnic basket’

Lush aged golden amber, dry sage, buckwheat honey, and orange blossoms. A red gingham blanket under the summer sun, and an endless amount of days.

 

‘She plucked our hearts fresh from the grove and served them up for supper’

Earthy figs and warm sun dried tomatoes, blended with lush honeysuckle.

Discontinued Past Customs

‘Vienna waits for you’

steaming hot chocolate blended with delicious sweet bread, on a chilly autumn night. Crispy leaves piled on the sidewalk and a light whiff of the flannel linen wrapped around your shoulder

 

 

‘We took the Gig for the mileage write off’

A waft of a gasoline puddle outside of the stop’n’go, quiet night air surrounding the car parked under flickering fluorescent lights, a tiny tinge of salty sweat, the milky scent of quiet and happy dog feet, asleep in the back seat.

 

 

‘Beware the autumn people’

cotton candy and funnel cakes promise a night of bubbly fun, while the warm summer night air threatens to tell a different story. Caramel apples littered on the dry earth, as if they were abandoned in a hurry. Crunchy pistachio shelves crack under hurried feet. A quiet and almost translucent woman in a large debutante hat watches from the distance. ‘I’ve seen this before, it’s nothing new.’ As she quietly sips her sweet tea.

 

Eight minutes of light and heat left when the sun dies:

Pulpy coconut water and sweet Thai tea, blended with soft orange blossoms and a scorching desert thunderstorm looming in the distance