The Jagged Path
Krampus Solid Perfume
Gruss Vom Krampus
Everyone is familiar with Santa Claus, the saintly figure who represents the lighter side of the holiday. However, you may not be so acquainted with his devilish companion, Krampus.
The legend of Krampus derives from a centuries-old holiday tradition in Germany, where yuletide celebrations begin in early December. Krampus was created as a sinister counterpart to the kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets and toys. It had become customary for poor Krampus to fall under attack by those who don’t find a wrathful demon appropriate for children.
Krampus also has origins in pagan celebrations of the winter solstice. He name is derived from an old Germanic word for “claw,” and he is said to be the son of Hel, who rules the realm of the dead in Norse mythology.
Bearing long horns, a goaty beard, and vampire-like fangs, the so-called ‘Christmas Devil’ travels the land with Santa and, according to lore, punishes naughty children while Santa rewards the good. Krampus is traditionally armed with chains and a bundle of birch branches to swat the bottoms of children on the ‘naughty list’.
The fiendish holiday icon supposedly appears on the eve of Dec. 6, known as Krampusnacht or Krampus Night. The following morning children check shoes they left out to see if they have received presents or a rod (traditionally, a Birch branch) for their parents to discipline them with.
As Krampus lore revolves around this time of year, I have created this solid perfume with plants, herbs, and resins associated with Yule/Winter Solstice/Christmas/Krampusnacht timing. This proprietary blend includes cinnamon, fir needles, frankincense, orange, and other scents that will transform you to cherished memories of holidays past. Woodsy and warm, with a hint of woodsmoke and fresh tree farm, all wrapped up in a citrusy, spicy creation.
This is a limited release, special edition/seasonal offer. You will receive a 15 ml tin, with a screw on lid. Perfect size for tossing in your purse or carrying in a pocket.
As with all of my products, this is a vegan friendly, gluten-free product, incorporating earth friendly and repurposable packaging.
These will begin shipping November 27th, 2020. There will only be 20 available.