A Bottle of Ghosts

  • Still Holding Her Own: The Edmund Fitzgerald's Legend Still Lives, 47 Years On

    Every November around these parts--Chicago, where I live—when the winds start to blow fiercely, people start talking again about the infamous even...
  • Best Served Cold: Red Velvet Revenge is a Not-so-Sweet American Legend

    A cake, a coloring and an epic culinary folkltale.
  • Secrets of the Sleepy Hollow Burying Grounds

    Sleepy Hollow is America's real life "Halloween Town," a place whose Gothic tales, historic record and enchanting burying grounds continue to cast a spell, even four hundred years after the area's first settlement.
  • On a Dark, Desert Highway: Lost Miners, Black Aircraft . . . and the Road to Groom Lake

    One of the edgier of Great American Road Trips is the 180-mile desert odyssey to Area 51, inspiration for our GROOM LAKE fragrance. Call shotgun for this epic journey on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
  • Poe's Enchanted Garden: A Fitting Tribute to a Life of Mystery, Imagination . . . and Beauty


    The beauty of the natural world may not be the first thing that springs to mind at the thought of America’s Gothic mastermind, Edgar Allan Poe, but the “American Shakespeare” was deeply inspired by both the simple beauty and intricate meanings in nature . . .

  • Night at the Museum

    So many of you were intrigued by our Night at the Museum fragrance (we just might bring it back!). This perfume, one of my personal favorites too, was inspired by the many "lively" exhibits that have been reported in natural history museums around the world, from the British Museum to New York's beloved institution and beyond. For me, however, a night at a haunted museum has always meant only one place: Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
  • A Haunting in Tennessee: The Horrifying Phenomenon of the Bell Witch

    Our Tennessee Witch 1817 fragrance (a limited edition of 2021 that will likely be back for a second act), has a very special meaning for me.  Man...
  • Summerwind: A Haunting Legacy in Ruins

    Summerwind.  In the annals of American ghostlore, few names hold such allure.

  • A Burning Need: Ghostly Hands of Death are a Cry for Help

    Chicago has long told two tales of ghostly "hands of death." But these stories are not alone in the annals of the supernatural.
  • The Murder Castle of H. H. Holmes & Other Ghosts of Englewood

    Chicago's notorious Englewood neighborhood has a long, dark history of ghosts, not the least of which is that of the infamous "Murder Castle" of H. H. Holmes.
  • Ghosts of the Circus Train Wreck

    When ghost hunters talk about the circus and ghosts in the same sentence, they are almost surely talking about--not the Ringling Brothers-Barnum &a...
  • Indiana's Haunting Tale of La Llorona

    The story of La Llorona is well known in Mexico, where it originated. But did you know that Indiana has its own haunting legend of the tragic "weeping woman?"