Laveau is based on one of Marie Laveau's most legendary formulas for love, protection, and personal success. Includes crossroads jasmine, almond blossoms, white carnations, red rose, patchouli, cinnamon, and Bourbon vanilla along with secret ingredients that we have promised not to disclose.
"Now there lived a conjure-lady, not long ago,
In New Orleans, Louisiana! named Marie Laveau.
Believe it or not, strange as it seem,
She made her fortune selling voodoo, and interpreting dreams.
She was known throughout the nation as the Voodoo Queen.
Folks come to her, from miles and miles around,
She sure know how to put that, that voodoo down.
To the voodoo lady they all would go,
The rich, the educated, the ignorant and the poor.
She'd snap her fingers, and shake her head,
She'd tell them 'bout their lovers! livin' or dead...
And she made gris-gris, with an old ram horn,
Stuffed with feathers, shuck from a corn.
A big black candle, and a catfish fin,
She make a man get religion, and give up his sin.
Sad news got out one mornin', at the break of day,
Marie Laveau had done pass away.
St. Louis cemetery, she lay in her tomb,
She was buried one night, on the wake of the moon..."
-- Dr. John
Marie Catherine Laveau was born in New Orleans on September 10, 1801. She was a free woman of color and a Creole who became New Orleans most famous Voodoo priestess. Her gris gris and charms were highly sought after and she was considered one of the most spiritually and politically powerful people in New Orleans. Marie saved or eased the passing of many during one of the worst breakouts of Yellow Fever and Cholera through her knowledge of herbal medicines and Voodoo prayer.
Art: "A Musical Interlude" - Louis Laloir, 1874