Sunday, August 14, 2011

What Does Goth Smell Like?

What does goth smell like?  Cloves, perhaps?  For a spicy cinnamon and cloves aroma, put some cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in a pot of water and simmer on the stove.  The fragrance is yummy, and it's a natural, authentic smell, not artificial.  (Cinnamon can stain, so don't use your best pot.  Pictured is my $2 thrift store pot that I use specifically for cinnamon and cloves.)

You can also make sachets to hang in closets.  Cut a piece of tulle, put in some cloves and cinnamon sticks, and tie it with ribbon.

Spices at the grocery store are pricey.  I strongly recommend ordering in bulk online.  Even with the cost of shipping a two- or three-pound package, you will save a small fortune.  I got 200 cinnamon sticks and a pound of cloves for about $25 from Monterey Bay Spice Company.  Bought at a grocery store, that would cost about $350.  Yes, $25 vs. $350.  O.o


  1. There's a health food store in my town that has their spices pretty cheap. We also have a farmer's market, but I doubt there's been a vendor that sold cinnamon (other than the bakers, in which cinnamon is IN some products product).

  2. Tenebris in Lux,
    Yes, health food stores can be a better option than groceries, especially if they sell loose spices.