A Toast to the First of May

Here we are again on the First of May. We celebrate FairyRoom’s year on the Enchanted Web with a few raised glasses — in honor of the Green Fairy of course… and you, our readers. ...
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The Green Fairy of Steampunk

There are many reasons why you would expect depictions of the green fairy to be popular among the steampunk crowd. For one, the Victorian era, from which steampunk takes a lot of inspiration, was ...
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Oscar Wilde on the Green Fairy

A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world, what difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset. ~ Oscar Wilde on the Green ...
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Green Fairy Accoutrements

The drinking of absinthe is often very ritualized activity, involving specialty spoons, glasses, sugar cubes, and other beautifully decorated paraphernalia. You don’t have to be a vintage-lover to appreciate the delicacy and care that ...
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La Fée Verte

“Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the soul. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul, but you are safe with me.” – Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Absinthe was long thought ...
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The Green Fairy and Artemis

The Green Fairy is the female embodiment of the strange, oft-mistrusted green elixir. Her intoxicating beauty and green glow inspired multitudes of artists over the centuries, and seduced so many more that it was ...
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The Green Fairy in the Art World

The Green Fairy has many very famous “acquaintances,” including Edgar Degas, Charles Baudelaire, Mary Shelley, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso, Edouard Manet, Ernest Hemingway, and Oscar Wilde. The Green Fairy was ...
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The Green Fairy’s Feminist Origins

Despite low numbers of women who were Green Fairy enthusiasts and actually partook regularly, Pernod Fils, the first company to manufacture absinthe in the early 1800s, was clearly interested in women’s rights. ...
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The Green Fairy’s Powerful Spell

Many critics warned against the Green Fairy’s seductive spell, claiming that absinthe was a powerful elixir that she used to lure people in, intending to capture their souls and ...
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The Green-Clad Seductress

The Green Fairy has consistently been depicted in art and verse as a beautiful, green-clad seductress tempting an absinthe drinker into a state of bleary ...
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