Perfume No. 9, Bvlgari Black (alternative) 

Originally published as "October" in the October 2018 edition of Conscious, the zine.

Smoke softening the chilly air
With memories of fire

The perfume rising from my chest
In perfect complement

Vanilla, spice, and Lapsang Souchong
Today smells like my soul

Sweet and dark and burning off
The things it doesn't need

~Elena Nola, October 2017

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Elena Wolf

Elena Wolf - or Elena Nola, for poetry - is an MBTI type alignment mentor, relationship coach, and Norse-tradition shaman. In 2005 she received her B.A. in English and Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin, and in fall 2020 completed a year-long training as a 4 People Within mentor. Around that same time she began training in shamanic facilitation with Dr. Dario Nardi and has been running journey groups on her own since summer of 2021. You can read more about her professional work at Her poetry can be found at

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