HouseOfOrpheus

House of Orpheus

Seattle, Washington | 510 Sales

HouseOfOrpheus

House of Orpheus

Seattle, Washington 510 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(124)

Announcement   The house of Orpheus prides itself in creating scents that transverse liminal boundaries. He named his perfume house after Orpheus, the progenitor of the Orphic mysteries a legendary musician, poet, and prophet. He wrote hymns to the Greek gods and powers, each completed with the burning of a sacred incense. Incense that is the base of many of the perfumes Marcus creates. It is Marcus’s hope that each of his scents will allow you to be stirred and roused by the symphonies of scent he creates.

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The house of Orpheus prides itself in creating scents that transverse liminal boundaries. He named his perfume house after Orpheus, the progenitor of the Orphic mysteries a legendary musician, poet, and prophet. He wrote hymns to the Greek gods and powers, each completed with the burning of a sacred incense. Incense that is the base of many of the perfumes Marcus creates. It is Marcus’s hope that each of his scents will allow you to be stirred and roused by the symphonies of scent he creates.

Please see our home site and check out our perfume blog!
http://www.houseoforpheus.com/shop/
And be sure to like our face book page!
www.facebook.com/houseoforpheus
And if you like our shops photography see more on our Instagram page!http://instagram.com/p/wphJdiyvRK/

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The first of our collectable scented square talismans are being released through the release of the deluxe edition of the third volume of verdant gnosis!

About

The alchemy and magic of high perfuming.

Marcus R. McCoy is the owner and perfumer behind the house of Orpheus. Marcus has dedicated years of his life to the study of the magic of scent. He began his journey with an apprenticeship to a south american shaman, working with exotic amazonian flowers learning how the plants spoke through their scent.

From this beginning he studied the Arte of distillation and the extraction of scents from plants. He began learning the alchemical origins of perfuming. Marcus believes that perfuming is a high arte and that like all high arte’s each piece is unique and must be interwoven with something greater, beyond the physical. The perfume must be exalted…

Marcus prides himself in creating scents that transverse liminal boundaries. He named his perfume house after Orpheus, the progenitor of the Orphic mysteries a legendary musician, poet, and prophet. He wrote hymns to the Greek gods and powers, each completed with the burning of a sacred incense. Incense that is the base of many of the perfumes Marcus creates. It is Marcus’s hope that each of his scents will allow you to be stirred and roused by the symphonies of scent he creates.

About the alchemical ingredients:
We do not work with the usual ingredients within most normal perfumes, nor do we add all of the ingredients for their scent. Alchemical metallic oils- We source our metallic oils from the master alchemist at kymia arts. Each metallic oil is alchemically transmuted into an oil and are the exalted essence of the metal not the metal itself. You will find no traces of mercury in the oil of mercury. These oils are safe and are even ingested for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

What purpose do they play in our perfumes you may wonder?
Each perfume has a theme in its creation, as well as its own purposes. Each perfume an invocation of something powerful that we wear and embody. One might even say each perfume has its own genius or spirit. The metallic oils as well as other esoteric ingredients serve to exalt the plant essences within the perfume, working with alchemical correspondences to create a work of Arte that represents not just an aesthetic but the esoteric secrets of creation itself.

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    Owner, Perfumer, Distiller

    Marcus R. McCoy is the owner and perfumer behind the house of Orpheus. Marcus has dedicated years of his life to the study of the magic of scent. From western hermetic alchemy to south American shamans, Marcus has studied the arts of perfuming.

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