*please be sure to leave a note in checkout as to which scent you would like in your vial.
The Our Darling line is our ode to the Victorian Mourning traditions. Folk lore has it that along with wearing black for extended periods of time, making brooches, art and elaborate wreaths out of human hair- they also wept into glass vials called Tear Catchers. Also called “lachrymatory bottles,” tear catchers were thought to be a measure of ones grieving time. It is said, once the tears cried into them had evaporated, the mourning period was over. However morbidly romantic this notion was, it was simply untrue.
As much as we love that theory… the actual truth is much more fitting to our line (even more so than the Tear Catcher story) it is believed that these lachrymatory bottles were nothing more than perfume bottles.
And so we have created our version of the Tear Catchers… tiny perfume bottles that can be worn around your neck, reminiscent of this haunting fable.
Choose one of our perfume scents to fill your vial.
4ml bottle with screw top lid.
This vial comes adorned on a silver chain that hangs 30 inches long.
Packaged in a black Our Darling jewelry box.
Choose your scent:
Parlor Ghost- Black tea, bergamot, lavender
Foxglove- Tobacco, bay leaf, amber
Divination- Green tea, black amber, lavender, vetiver
Witching Hour- Smoky chocolate, cedar wood, saffron, sandalwood
Seven Gables- Rose, cardamom, cedar wood
Natural History- Old books, black tea, amber, leather
Boudoir- Grapefruit, vanilla, lace
Crowley- Nag Champa incense
Laveau- Sandalwood, bourbon
The Medium- White florals, creamy coconut, peach, leather
Opium Den- frankincense and myrrh, creamy vanilla, orange blossom, coffee, amber, cedar
Dearly Departed- fresh floral bouquet, grass, dirt, rose
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