Love Potion: Autumnal Equinox 2020 ~ Candied Apple
We’ve got the treats...you bring the tricks!
Created and charged upon the Autumnal Equinox to bring you all manner of sweetness in the pursuit of Love, this year’s seasonal Love Potion variant is all about the deliciousness of our favorite holiday! Our signature Love Potion base featuring creamy vanilla, glowing amber and apricot is enhanced with touches of balsam, crystalline honey and a variety of Fall wood & leaf oils, then loaded up with a goody bag full of sweet red apples, caramel and blue raspberry sugar. Playfully lighthearted and perfect for any Halloween bash!
Once whilst perusing the nooks and crannies of that time-honored tradition of the Fall carnival, I came across a brightly-painted vardo, and the most beautiful woman who owned it, her deep-set eyes seeming to peer right through me. Unnerving, but as she was so enthralling I approached her nonetheless. Her hand-lettered sign declared: Learn Your Love Fate from the Lucky Apple! Intrigued, as I had never heard of a method of divination involving apples, or any kind of fruit for that matter. As I approached she gestured to a golden tray, edged in lovely filigree, bearing shiny red apples upon its’ dazzling surface.
“Take one,” she instructed once I had paid the fee, “and enjoy.”
“But how do you tell my fortune?” I inquired.
“The core,” she replied, “once you have eaten.”
I was about to opine that I have never ingested an apple particularly quickly but once I picked up one of the specimens I realized it was rather small, though heavier than I supposed. The first bite was all those enlivening flavors of Autumn: the tart skin and delicious flesh, the scent which reminds one of the orchard and the cider press, of golden days and crisp nights. Then a character of sweetness flooded my senses, as if I might drown in a tide of sugar. I nearly swooned but it receded just as quickly as it came. I stared down at my hand to behold the core, a few seeds glimpsed through the creamy flesh. I handed the core to the proprietress who examined it with a critical eye.
“Did you taste the candy?” she asked.
I gasped. “Why yes! Not for long, but it was most definitely as if the apple was naught but pure sugar.”
She smiled. “Some never do, they ask me why I have sold them such a sour apple. So you are indeed lucky, you will find that sweetness in the fullness of time, and you must be careful to cherish it so it may not pass so quickly when next encountered.”
I smiled in turn, feeling a bit befuddled, and in the time it took me to blink and then attempt to speak, she was gone. Her painted wagon, the tray of apples, the vision of her loveliness, all entirely disappeared. I stood there, utterly confused, as the sounds, sights and smells of the carnival continued all around me. I departed, and spent many days puzzling over the event.
Several years later I found myself at a dinner party in the city where I met another beautiful woman, one who has enthralled me all the years hence. And when I tell my wife, as I often do, that our meeting was Fate, she smiles and tells me I’m a romantic old sot.
But you, dear reader, now know I believe it to be true. And I have definitely taken heed of the witch’s advice and treasured this fateful sweetness all my days.
MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:
APPLE ~ Love, healing, fertility, good luck , happiness, immortality, foretelling spells.
RASPBERRY ~ Love inducing, aids in pregnancy discomforts, protection. Stamina, vigor.
APRICOT ~ Love, love, love! Romance, passion, femininity.
SUGAR ~ Attracts love, luck, sweetness and riches. Lust inducing, wishes granted.
HONEY ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment.
VANILLA ~ Aphrodisiac, inspires happiness, playfulness, sexual arousal, lust, vitalizing.
BALSAM ~ Fertility, purification, strength, rejuvenation, calming and soothing, healing, protection, money, long life.
AMBER ~ Fertility, creativity, love, luck, riches.
OAK LEAF ~ A wood of masculine and projective energy. It symbolizes endurance, triumph, strength, power, prosperity, and heroism.
Created by: Mara ~ Love Potion® Magickal Perfumerie
Description by: Julie ~ Luna65