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Funerary Fragrance incense from Dead Sled Brand

Dead Sled Unveils New Collection of Funeral-Inspired Incense

A new collection of incense inspired by the funerary arts, with scents like Ashes & Urns, Calming Spirits, and Graveyard Queen.

Our friends over at Dead Sled Brand have lifted the veil on their latest abomination: A delightfully dark and enchanting collection of hand-dipped incense from the grave. The Funerary Fragrance collection consists of 8 provocative scents conjuring autumn and death to “calm and sooth your living corpse.”

Maybe you’re looking to invoke that old hearse smell – try the “Deluxe Interior” scent. How about graveside flowers and blossoming trees at midnight? That’s “Graveyard Queen.” Or you might be in the mood for something sweet, with pumpkin spice and burning leaves – pick up a pack of “Halloween Treat.”

The other scents from the sweet hereafter are Ashes & Urns, Calming Spirits, Funeral Parlour, Mortician’s Friend, and Toe Pincher.

Funerary Fragrance incense is available over at the Dead Sled shop right here.

October Instagram Giveaway of Doom II

Win a box full of morbid curiosities for the 2nd annual Instagram Halloween contest.
Memento mori box of weird featuring macabre oddities
Memento mori

Last October I asked Cult readers to answer trivia questions by posting photos or videos representing the answers on Instagram. The photo with the correct (and most creative) answer won a “Box of Weird” filled with Halloween trinkets and a copy of Cult contributor J. Nathan Couch’s book Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?

There were a lot of great answers using skulls, bones, Legos wearing necropants, hand-drawn art and more. So…I’ve decided to do it again. Except I’m upping the ante this time. Last year’s zombie finger puppets, rubber bugs, plastic skeletons and nose-shaped pencil sharpeners were fun, but I’ve been gathering things all year to make these boxes of weird much weirder.

Since Cult of Weird deals in morbid curiosities, I decided to dig up four MEMENTO MORI themed boxes featuring macabre contributions from a few of my favorite brands, as well as a haunting new release by author Colin Dickey from Viking Books.

What’s in the box?

There are only 4 boxes, available exclusively through this contest. No, sadly none of them contain Gwyneth Paltrow’s head. But each one does include:

Dead Sled Brand buttons and patches from Poison Apple Printshop
Coffin keychain, Dead Sled Brand buttons, “The Pallbearers” patch from Poison Apple Printshop

Black spine Halloween candle from Grave Digger Candles
Black spine candle from Grave Digger Candles

White scarab specimen preserved in lucite
White scarab specimen preserved in lucite

Ghostland by Colin Dickey
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

How to Enter

Follow Cult of Weird on Instagram and watch for a new question to be posted every Monday morning throughout October. Get creative and share a photo or video representing the correct answer on Instagram. Mention @cultofweird in the description and include hashtag #cultofweird so I’ll see it.

The winner will be chosen on Fridays.

UPDATE: 10/29/2016 The contest has ended. Here are the results: