• HECATEIS | Limited Edition Aconite Essence Oil Perfume

HECATEIS | Limited Edition Aconite Essence Oil Perfume

Aconitum, or Aconite, is a genus comprising of over 250 poisonous perennials - most famously Monkshood, named as such not only for its darkly-coloured hooded blooms but for its spread across monastic cloistered gardens, where it was harvested for its hallucinogenic properties to induce communion with God and his angels, and Wolfsbane (Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. Vulparia), recognized by its yellow blooms and reported to have been used not only to kill rampant wolves that terrorized the countryside but to in fact transmute man’s flesh into that of the very canine it was used to harm. Known as the ‘Queen of Poisons’, it is unsurprising that Aconite is linked, then, to the Queen of Witches, Hecate, and her devout follower Medea, a poisoner who attempted to thwart her step-son Theseus with the ghastly bloom and whose tales we’ll continue to unravel later on.

Hecate — or Hekate, the Triple Goddess, The Mother, Maiden, and Chrone; whichever epithet she reveals Herself as to you — rules over a great many of things, perhaps all things, and embodies within her the divine feminine in all its knowledge, power, fecundity, and strife. Overseer of the underworld and of the lower and vacant planes, occult and magic practitioners will still use Aconite to commune with her today, but not without great risk; though this baneful bloom may serve as a conduit into altered states when dosed securely, as well as aid with debilitating aches, just 2 milligrams of its toxic alkaloid, aconitine, is enough to strike a man dead and can enter the body as easily as through touch.

Notes: aconite accord · orris root · lotus · violet · valerian · cassie · jonquil · galbanum

Aspects: a deceptively soft, powdery, and narcotic floral with sharp verdant top notes and a musky, damp-roots-and-soil dry-down 

20 ml oil perfume in a vintage deadstock glass bottle with corkscrew top

Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil, Fractionated), Natural Fragrance/Parfum (Essential Oils, Absolutes, CO2s, Plant Extracts, and Natural Isolates), Aconitum Delphinifolium (Northern Monkshood) Essence*

*An essence is a highly-diluted, cold-water energetic extraction meant to aid in communing with the plant matter in a spiritual, energetic, and animistic way. Essences do not pose a threat of physical harm

This fragrance is featured in our 2023 amatory box, The Garden of Veneficia, and is a limited release.