Imagine you had your own magical fragrance, an olfactory protector that warded away evil spirits, guarded against grief, and kept indecision, tension, and fatigue at bay. We're not chatting about a brew boiled up by Hermione Granger, but instead about a concoction made by Brooklyn jewelry designer Emily Hirsch, who's just introduced a collection, Talon, comprised of aromatic amulet necklaces. The silver, bronze, or glass vial-and-chains are delicate but tough—each is individually cast, with a scent under the stopper (the cork can be removed so you can dab on the scent). There are two options: The Talon signature scent, a heady, dark, and tantalizing miasma of tobacco leaf, scotch, and worn-in leather that's especially effective in combating nervousness and anxiety. If you're looking for something a lil' fresher, go with the Avalon—it's fresh and innocent with a whiff of new grass, earthy tuberose, and honeyed jasmine—a combo that kicks ass against suspicion and shyness. So, whether you want to channel Cate Blanchett in Lord Of The Rings , or get a new lucky charm, your enemies won't know what hit them. And, even if you think this voodoo is all a load of mumbo jumbo—hey, your neck will never look better.
Want some magic potion for yourself? No need to cast a spell! Just post a picture of your favorite fantasy character on our Facebook page(you know ours is gonna be from True Blood)—the snap that stirs our sorcerer's instincts gets the tricked-out Talon amulette in silver!
All amulettes, $250, available at Talon.com.