Proceeding with our autumnal indulgences, we offer the Mudslide & Co assortment…
Returning first! The Killer Treez soap, The bleeding sap of a thousand fallen conifers covered in maple syrup. Loaded with gooey pine tar and silk, this one is bound to thrill tree huggers/lovers/phobics.
For those with an earthier nose for fall, we offer our darkest Mudslide, A positively filthy mix of day-old coffee grounds and vetyver, blackened hazelnut, sweet graham, and rich cream. First, a beautifully exfoliating soap (packed with pure Moroccan lava clay and handfuls of grounds) and a Smooch! so strong you may skip your morning Latte. We expanded the Mudslide collection due to customer requests, so this year we’ve brought back our Whipped! body creme and a lovely Mudslide Burn! votive.
And to elaborate a bit, Moral Decay Honey sweet, smoky lapsang souchong tea, brewed too strong and liberally debauched with aniseed, ginger, cinnamon, bergamot and gentian. This year appears in a smooth Soap, and a gorgeous (jaundiced) room-scent - Burn!.
And our stunning new tableaus? Courtesy of the madly talented Julie Sims. Having the opportunity to work with a photographer whose creative vision for Villainess expands upon my own… Has been both an honor and a thrill. The idea that someone could manifest a visual story from our bizarre offerings of scents and textures is fascinating (and a little scary)!
We are already running a two-part Staff Pick! Smack selection this month. See our last release: Designed to complement our apple orchard, Bonfire Days features equal portions Bonfire, Bluegrass, Redwoods and Vanilla Bean, while Harvest Peach celebrates the transition from summer’s warmth to autumn’s chill with a scoop of Georgia Peach, one Fresh Squeezed Citrus, one Spice Trade and deep Unearthed. But a good old fall-favourite is the DST Smack! - a little early for Daylight Savings Time, but a nice complement to Mudslide with Red Woods, Espresso with a warm shot of Spice Trade, and a creamy touch of Vanilla Bean..
And a much-delayed change in price-structure… Due to the rising costs you are all too familiar with, we are finally buckling to some necessary (if marginal) price hikes. Starting today, General Catalog Soaps will appear at $5.50, Smooch! at $10.50 and Whipped! at $10.50. Black Label items will appear at $6.00 for Soap, $11.00 for Smooch! and $11.00 for Whipped!.
In other news (and contributing to the rising costs of Soap), we have finally managed to source some sustainable Palm Oil! So many of you have written to us with your concerns about deforestation and displaced orangutan populations. Until recently, we haven’t been in a position to absorb the increased costs of verifiably sustainable palm, or to justify the additional costs in fossil fuels to ship it cross-country. We are thrilled to make this small contribution towards preserving our natural resources!
Enjoy, you guys!B!
Vil·lain·ess \ 'vi-lən-nəs \ n : a woman who is a villain
Vil·lain·ess \ 'vi-lən-nəs \ n
1 : an uncanny, articulate woman
2 : a deliberate antagonist or tease
3 : an intelligent woman in a tabloid or gossip
4 : the fall-girl in a particularly difficult situation
Villainess. Redefining "bad."