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Deborah Castellano
Works at The Glamoury Apothecary
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Current Merchant Schedule for my shop, The Mermaid and The Crow​

Philly Punk Rock Flea Market: Sunday, May 17

King's & Queen's Rattan Champions/Iron Bog Investiture (SCA): Saturday, June 13

Philadelphia Pagan Pride: Saturday, September 5

Feast of St. Giles (SCA): Saturday, September 12

NYC Pagan Pride: Saturday, September 26

South Jersey Pagan Pride: Saturday,  October 3

100 Minute War (SCA): Saturday, November 21

Indie Made: Saturday, December 5
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Remember! Tomorrow is Trenton Punk Rock Flea! Come say hi! My shop is The Mermaid and The Crow! It's all ages welcome. Http://www.trentonprfm.com
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Love is a Stranger is my Limited Edition Valentine's Day Ritual Fragrance Oil. Only available until the next full moon on March 5th, 2015!

Love is a stranger
In an open car
To tempt you in
And drive you far away

It's savage and it's cruel
And it shines like destruction
Comes in like the flood
And it seems like religion
It's noble and it's brutal
It distorts and deranges
And it wrenches you up
- "Love is a Stranger", Eurythmics

The smell after a night of burgundy wine soaked raucous debauchery. A lover's leather jacket. An indulgent dessert of sugar cane, bergamot, cardamom, clove, cinnamon coconut milk and vanilla orchid. A warm, exotic bed made from luxious dark oud wood, teakwood and cedar, strewn with rose petals. A brazier burning with cedar, patchouli and sandalwood.

Fortune favors the bold. Do you dare?

This ritual fragrance oil can be used to entice love where you need it most whether it's to keep the bonfires burning in a long term relationship, find a new mate, get the recognition you've been looking for, self love and acceptance or even welcomed flirtation from a stranger. Perfect for all genders and orientations.

Each oil comes in a 5ML glass amber bottle with a Euro dropper lid. For a visual reference, the bottles are the same size as the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab bottles. 

The oil is Worked over while I am creating it. It is skin safe and can be used on pulse points as a regular fragrance oil but it can also be used as a ritual oil for your Work.
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My friend @thattoychick has a an amazing little #MojoHand shop!  Get it before everyone else does!  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AHandfulOfMagic?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count
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My new goddess dollies are for sale in my shop!  Babalon, Kuan Yin and Kali Ma https://www.etsy.com/shop/MermaidAndCrow?section_id=12038320&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5
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For Sale: Blue Faced Leicester X-Breed Raw Fleece
Four bags full of X-Bred Blue Faced Leicester. Very light vegetable matter and I’ve picked through the grossest parts and taken them out. It fills (2) 12x14 bags and (2) 14x14 bags. Moth and bug free! Very soft, long staple length. Purchased at Maryland Sheep and Wool. $65 includes shipping to anywhere in the US. We’ll go through Paypal. Outside the US, please contact me about shipping.

Pictures are here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152607780363831&set=pcb.10152607781633831&type=1&theater
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I will at Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market​ on Sunday with my shop, The Mermaid and The Crow​ and my partner in crime, Essentiae​!  Come see us!  http://trentonprfm.com/
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For the curious.  P.S. I will have a box of as many of the discontinued oils as I can round up (I'm missing a few and the Secret Scents will not be available) at my shows and I will bring out the box for sniffing upon request!

Secret Stash: The Mermaid & The Crow’s Sold Out Limited Editions

Charmed, I’m Sure (discontinued 2015):  Voluptuous burgundy rose notes with fresh white floral nuances. Exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Redolent amber honey middle notes blended with sea weed, green ozone and salty sea breezes.  While Charmed I'm Sure can simply be worn on pulse points as a fragrance oil, it can also be used to make you perfectly charming to others and works as a gentle glamour.

Cloven Fruit (Yule 2014):  The sharp citrusness of an orange heightened by freshly ground cinnamon, earthy nutmeg and expressive clove perfectly blended with blackberries, black tea, plums and oak moss.  The essence of the thrill of the chase.

Goddess of the Hearth (Imbolc 2012):  Delightfully herbaceous aroma with gorgeous floral and tea undertones. Each scent component was carefully chosen to bring prosperity, love, happiness and protection to you and your hearth. Expect notes of lavender, thyme, rose and parsley among others.

In Omnia Paratis (Secret Scent 2014):  Our secret scent cannot be purchased, it can only be given and it does not appear anywhere – not in our online shop and not for our live shows.
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Inky, fleshy merlot wine splashed over exotic teakwood, caramelized Tahitian vanilla pods, sun-warmed figs and delicate cassis entwined with rich cedarwood, extravagant bergamot and liquescent amber heated over the smokiness of a bonfire.

Jack o’ th’ Shadows (Samhain 2013):  The essence of loamy damp earth, the rustle of aged books breathed through fresh air, fallen leaves, sandalwood and patchouli accorded with freshly ground cinnamon bark and complimented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower resting on a base of earthy base notes of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli.

Jadis (2014 1.0 Version): Base notes of sharp orange citrus notes, orange blossoms, deadly lily and dark moss blended with ice and fir trees. The haughtiness of fresh floral jasmine and rose petals and ylang ylang on base notes of sandalwood, deep woods and vetiver. The scent of the dark forest, snow in the air. The promise of of sweets and warmth after it's been snatched away. A regal feminine scent.

La Luxure (Beltane 2011) This dreamily sensual rich fragrance is a sexy rose base with notes of coquettish jasmine, warm ginger, creamy coconut, decadent champagne and a pop of creamy pink sparkle. Each tin is covered with a hand embroidered piece of damask with Erzulie's Veve. The solid part of the perfume is made from coconut oil, bees wax, organic shea butter, organic cocoa butter and Vitamin E. Naturally, each parfum will be fixed through prayer, offerings and magical working. The only animal this has been tested on is me (you're welcome!)

Longest Night (Yule 2014): The essence of joie distilled.  Lush sparkling pomegranate draped over heady jasmine, exotic sandalwood.  Fine aged brandy and sweet d'anjou pears.  Dark ylang ylang laid over oud wood. 
"Balancing the tray on one hand, I picked up the glass from which he had drunk and raised it to my lips.  With the tip of my tongue, I caught a tiny drop of pure joie clean and spicy, at once icy and burning.  Watching him wind through the crowd, I savored the the taste of it and the secret sharing; then, quick and guilty, I replaced the glass and continued on my rounds." - Kushiel's Dart Jacqueline Carey

Lady in Red (Imbolc 2013): Sensual rose base with top notes of ground cinnamon bark, and complimented with herbal notes of bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, and rose;  and sits on earthy base notes of sheer musk, black tea, and patchouli.  Expect undertones of lush red wine and sweet honey.

Man in Black (Beltane 2012): Rich sexy notes of teak, cedar, green tea, saffron and cardamom with a hint of blood orange.  Each scent component was carefully chosen to bring prosperity, confidence and an air of attractiveness to the wearer.

Stag King (Limited Edition Version Beltane 2013): Sensual woodsy base with top notes of bergamot, orange, and lemon; with middle notes of geranium, lily, and rose; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, and tonka beans.  Expect undertones of blood orange, cardamon and green tea.

Unveiled (Samhain 2012): Consecrated on the new moon, Unveiled was designed to assist you with parting the veil between worlds for your spiritual practice.  I have consecrated this oil using my personal methods. Once the oil was decanted into labeled 5 ML amber glass bottles and my ritual work was finished, they have been placed on my altar to "marinade". 
This oil has a delightfully ethereal aroma with gorgeous greenery undertones. Each scent component was carefully chosen to help you unveiled the spiritual world. Expect notes of loamy juniper berries, fresh green grass, earthy cedar, exotic saffron and sensual absinthe among others.

Will o’ th’ Wisp (2013 Hallowe’en Limited Edition) The ozone of the bayou and the salt of the sea draped with oakmoss, vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli and blended with marshy earth.  Use to contact otherworldly spirits, the fae and Samhain ritual work.
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Please help support Janet's homeless/transitional Girl Scout troupe so they can go on camping trips & field trips!  http://www.gofundme.com/f3mzfc
Help spread the holiday spirit! My name is Janet Henry and I am the leader of a Girl Scout troop at a transitional homeless shelter. Each year with the support of friends, I take them to Target to shop for something they want.  Most of the time, children at the shelter do not have choices or get...
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  • The Glamoury Apothecary
    Owner, 2012 - present
  • Charmed, I'm Sure
    Blogger, 2009 - present
  • La Sirene et Le Corbeau
    Owner, 2010 - present
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NJ, KS
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She is quick and curious and playful and strong.
Introduction
Deborah Castellano is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about her magical adventures at her blog, Charmed, I'm Sure.  Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon and Kindle.

Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies.  Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice.  

In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.
Education
  • Douglass College
    Women's Studies, 1997 - 2001
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