October, the time when the ground is graced with fallen leaves, and temperatures get colder to match the spine tingling sensations of the month. Everything spooky starts rising up like zombies from a grave at this time of the year.
Things such as horror movie reruns on TV, or the sharing of horror stories with friends, or being sociable at Halloween get-togethers. The last one is probably the scariest of them all, to be frank.
But how did October become so associated with this celebration? It’s actually a pretty long story, but the concise version goes something like this:
Samhain was a Celtic festival where people donned costumes and lit bonfires to ward off ghosts on October 31st. Sometime in the 8th century, the Pope Gregory III made the day after, November 1st, All Saints Day, a day to honour all saints.
Samhain took some features of the celebration as its own and the evening before became known as All Hallows Eve, which would then become Halloween as we all know today.
As time went on, Halloween became more of a holiday filled with activities like carving Jack-O-Lanterns, trick-or-treating, and costume wearing rather than the burning of bonfires to chase the spirits away. Some of the occult elements were retained, but really, it’s all just fun and games now, because everyone knows the real monsters are the ones in our heads (wait, what?).
But while everyone celebrates Halloween on October 31st, some of us experience our own form of Halloween all year round, because there’s nothing scarier than forgetting about dental appointments, asking your crush out on a date, using public toilets, or even meeting deadlines at work (more so when you have an October blog post to finish up).
But what’s scarier than all these things is that people still don’t know what kind of fragrance to use. And with that, we would like to recommend Colossus and Khan. Fear not, (pun not intended) for these scents attract, and will not spook people away.
Colossus is a mix of a citrusy musky scent, with a hint of neroli in it, while Khan, like whom it was named after, smells like the blood of its enemies. Well, maybe not, but it is a spicy scent with a hint of wood in it. Perfectly matching the movie monsters hiding out in haunted forests at this time of year.
So don’t be scared and get yours today!
Happy Halloween, everyone.