L'Ecurie de Blooddrop

L'Ecurie Blooddrop (translation: Blooddrop Stables) is a new series of rotating, limited edition equine themed scents. I will be featuring equestrian themes, famous horses of myth, antiquity and contemporary history, and anything else horse-related that I’m inspired to do a scent for. Horses have been a part of my life the minute I could pick up a crayon and put a ballerina on a black circus horse to playing with horse models to my first riding lesson to my first horse show to my first horse (beloved Zennadu) and years upon years of shoveling the best poo in the world! I hope you will enjoy my celebration of all things equi-centric!

Scents will be available as supplies last. This is an on-going adventure, so there are no specific dates.

No sample size vials are available for these perfumes. 5ml bottles only.

Gem Twist

Gem Twist

When I was a kid in the 80's, I used to watch Budweiser-sponsored Grand Prix Show Jumping on ESPN on Saturdays. One horse that I saw again and again, who won tons was Gem Twist ridden by Greg Best. These guys cleaned then house like nobody's business. They even went to the Seoul Olympics and he was Horse of the Year 1987. There was a big annual horse show in my area that I would attend every summer and one year, my friend, Cindy and I were walking through the temporary stables. We came across Gem Twist. He was small! Well, not tiny just much smaller than expected! He was so sweet. Just a kind, even tempered horse who loved attention. No one was there, so we gave him pets and took each others picture with him. It was like meeting a movie star! This scent is for this awesome, power busting, super sweet guy. Bright and forward lemon verbena, michelena alba, white tea, rosemary and a touch of frankincense.

Here are some videos of Gem Twist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv92v6m4iOY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIOFFJL7CLI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cQcSDlFizI

And some good basic information on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gem_Twist

$18.00
Head over Hooves

Head over Hooves

Little girls and horses. What happens to us exactly? We fall in love with these beautiful, powerful, gracious, and wild creatures. We go bananas over them. It's all we can think about. It's all we draw. All we want for Christmas is horse. All we want to do is collect Breyer horse models and put our Barbies on them. We treat our bicycles as horses and name them and designate what breed and color they are. We wear horse T shirts and horse pajamas and sleep in horse print bedding. Horses! Horses! Horses! This scent is for us who went head over hooves in love with these animals. Sweet Anjou pear, pink grapefruit, pink lotus, Buddha's hand, honey, green tea, baobab, gardenia and peach all aged to perfection like the little girl who has grown to a woman, but it still madly in love with horses.

$18.00
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Hippoi Athanatoi

Hippoi Athanatoi

The Hippoi Athanatoi were the immortal horses of the gods in the Greco-Roman era. They were the four winds, in horse form, who drew Zeus' chariot. Hippokampoi (in French, 'hippocampe' means seahorse) was one of the Hippoi Athanatoi who drew Poseidon's chariot under the sea. Pegasus was also an Hippoi Athanatoi. Helios, the sun god, also had several Hippoi Athanatoi under his command. This perfume is a regal and divine blend of benzoin, ambrette, white tea, honey, fig, ginger, neroli, bergamot, and mogra attar.

$18.00
Hrímfaxi

Hrímfaxi

Hrímfaxi is the horse of the Norse goddess, Nótt, who is associated with night.
Soft and shadowy florals, coconut cream, and Earl Grey tea.

$18.00
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Marengo

Marengo

Marengo was Napoleon Bonaparte's well known, small Arabian stallion nicknamed after carrying Napoleon from the battle of Marengo.  Napoleon had a small stable of very well trained stallions (he being a horrifically, poor equestrian), but of all, Marengo is the most famous. The small stallion was captured during the Battle of Waterloo and lived to be in his 30's. His skeleton was disinterred and can be seen on display in a museum in London.  Marengo was famously captured for eternity with his rider in paint by Jacques-Louis David. Marengo's perfume is French cognac, French cherry brandy, rum, pure cream butter, black pepper and sandalwood.

$18.00
Moorlands Totilas

Moorlands Totilas

Moorlands Totilas, commonly known in the horse world as just Totilas, is a black Swedish Warmblood stallion who stands a rather tall 17.1 hands. Totilas made history a few years ago with his rider, Edward Gal, during the 2010 FEI (La Federation Equestre Internationale) World Cup Dressage competition breaking highest ranking scores and setting records. Totilas and Gal were a particularly spectacular pair when it came to freestyle kur, which is when horse and rider create a riding pattern to music demonstrating a combination of very elevated movements in dressage. Totilas is phenomenally, physically talented and Edward Gal was his perfect rider, bringing out the utmost best of him. Totilas is like a super hero horse of the dressage world with his abilities. His fragrance is deep, dark, elegant with an underlying force. Amber, vetiver, vanilla, davana, attar denoul oud, peru balsam and fenugreek.

Some videos of spectacular Totilas:
One thing I want to say about these videos, like all professionals, they make it look so effortless and so easy, but as a rider I can tell you THIS IS SO HARD and takes years and years of hard work and effort. What you are watching (same with the Gem Twist videos) is really special, tantamount dedication, perseverance, and love for the horse and the sport.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR0MNKaKCXg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXbKfXpQIIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8L1Od1Z1d8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6r72gZg5k8
(This is not Edward Gal riding him in the last video.)

$18.00
Skinfaxi

Skinfaxi

Skinfaxi is the horse of the Norse god, Dagr, who is the son of Nótt and is associated with day.
Bright and gilded blossoms, ginger, michelina alba, Italian lemon and vanilla musk.

$18.00
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Uffington Horse

Uffington Horse

The Uffington Horse is not living horse per se, but an ancient character and symbol dug in to the earth of Great Britain that has been filled in with chalk. The Uffington horse dates to be from the Bronze Age, back when they were building henges and such. There has been debate whether a horse was specifically intended in the shape, but a horse had been decidedly signified since the 11th century. There have been other horses carved into British soil, but I find the Uffington horse most fascinating. (Also, I love that Terry Pratchett mentions it several times in his Tiffany Aching books!) For me, the Uffington horse shows the depth which which horses have been so deeply rooted in the formation of mankind through the ages and how then and now, we still revere these creatures. The Uffington horse smells of wild, fresh herbs such as lavender, wild chamomile, small violets, mullein, sage, wild roses cozied up to a bed of soft, pale chalk.

$18.00
Zennadu

Zennadu

Zennadu (Zen) was my first horse that I got when I was 13 and he was 5. He was a chestnut Arabian gelding with flaxen mane and tail. I have never spent more time with another horse. He taught me so much and got me through some of the roughest times of my life. He died at the good age of 26. Although I could never replicate the smell of a horse’s earthy coat, this scent was made in his honor and memory. It is warm, golden, vibrant and beautiful like he was in life.

Brown sugar, Tibetan amber, carrot, Egyptian rose geranium, jasmine, and a blend of Arabian resins and spices.

$18.00
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