The Our Darling line is our ode to the Victorian Mourning traditions. Folk lore has it that along with wearing black for extended periods of time, making brooches, art and elaborate wreaths out of human hair- they also wept into glass vials called Tear Catchers. Also called “lachrymatory bottles,” tear catchers were thought to be a measure of ones grieving time. It is said, once the tears cried into them had evaporated, the mourning period was over. However morbidly romantic this notion was, it was simply untrue. As much as we love that theory… the actual truth is much more fitting to our line (even more so than the Tear Catcher story) it is believed that these lachrymatory bottles were nothing more than perfume bottles. And so we have created our version of the Tear Catchers… tiny perfume bottles that can be worn around your neck, reminiscent of this haunting fable.
Choose any of our scents to fill your vial.
3ml perfume, glass bottle, gold or silver. This vial comes adorned on a chain that hangs 30 inches long. Packaged in a white Our Darling jewelry box with scents description card.
please note: whichever scent you choose will have a variation in color. Some oils are clear to the darkest which is shown in photos. If you are concerned with what color your selection will be, please feel free to contact us.
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