PRAIRIE GOTHIC™ Perfume Oil:
Inspired by The Baker Hotel
Opened in 1929, mere days after the stock market crash, the Baker Hotel was built on an unusual foundation: a special spring water known as "curative spring water" for its health and sanity-restorative properties. Built using Spanish Colonial Revival style popular in Old California architecture, the Baker was a striking beacon against the hilly and arid Texas prairie.
The Baker was also a modern and chic resort. The spas and other amenities were not only the height of glamour and luxury but were also innovative for its time. During the decades that the U.S. suffered the most -- the 1930s and early 1940s -- this hotel thrived. Its décor included a grand ball room, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a rooftop nightclub called the Cloud Room. Celebrities, politicians, business moguls and even the occasional famous criminal was said to have stayed here. After World War II, as medical advances began to abound, the spring waters began to lose their popularity, and with it, the hotel began its decline. It closed its doors in 1972.
Today, the hotel still stands, decayed and empty, but still proudly overlooking the town. However, the hotel is considered to be not so empty -- spirits are said to still roam the large rooms and grand halls, to include the lovely red-haired mistress of the Baker's owner. If you visit, you may just see a spirit yourself, through a partially boarded door or gazing out to you from a broken window. Whatever you decide to do, have a bottle of the "curative spring water" with you -- it may just give you the mental fortitude to face whatever its decaying and neglected grounds bring forth…
Main Scent notes are: Absinthe, Anise, Amber, Soft Patchouli, Tumbleweed, Wet Concrete, and of course a healthy dose of mysterious spring water, along with a little touch of the Spirit Accord. This is a unisex scent tending slightly to the masculine side of the scale.
Disclaimer: Please note! This is not a medication or treatment, it is a perfume oil/scent meant to be worn on the skin only and should never be ingested.
The Haunted Inns Perfume Series™ has been my fascinating joint venture with "Granny Becky," a young step grandmother and great-grandmother, who loves to travel with her husband. She has a penchant for the historical, unusual and rustic and has gravitated towards "haunted inns" for their beauty, history and location. However, she cannot confirm, or deny, that these locations are haunted but they are indeed fascinating. We worked together on these ideas for almost a year, discussing perfume notes, names, and the aura and events surrounding each Inn. I have sincerely enjoyed creating perfumes embodying the historical and unique nature of each location, Haunted or not. Each scent has a tiny bit of an accord dubbed the “spirit accord” that I created to tie all the perfumes together. ---Cat Marx
Photos and Descriptions by: Granny Becky
Perfume comes in a 1/3 oz. (9 ml) frosted cobalt blue roll-on bottle and comes ready for gift giving in a little fabric bag.
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