domenica, novembre 19, 2017 21:28

Perfume

There was a time when all things seemed simple and clear, when everything was mine and only mine and I was a perfect circle- childhood. As a child I imagined myself being a sweet orange perfume, going from house to  house  like a small ghost; later on, I wanted to charm anyone by entering their heart…This was me…an orange perfume-sweet and spicy. Later on, when I chosed the LHP path, I realized that my childhood dream could come true and even when I do not perform a ritual, the perfumes and spices could help me very much. I never liked the severity and restraints that seemed to have many of the followers of that path, that denied important aspects of life, but instead I bit from it like from a ripened golden apple, even if sometimes I became grabby. I wanted love but I took lust, I wanted only some moments of good life but I grabbed satin, blue velvet and gold, I wanted to be only a witch but ”she” transformed me into a seductress. I know that many of you won’t understand me here, but it is more awkward to see nowadays women that fight hand in hand with men, in fool armor, claiming their equality. Women have lost their charm and their spells, they forgot that their weapons are far more subtle and dangerous and that being a woman is a never ending art. I see that many women also exchange or perform spells to bring their true love, but they forgot they have grown muscles and are wearing uniforms. In their path to perform the same tasks as men, they’ve also cut their femininity and this means they became weaker.
I said before that spices could help me into my path, and they did…Different types, different spells, different energies. I even doubt this to be a new concept, after all the first perfumes were used only in temples ”from the burning of incense and aromatic herbs used in religious services, often the aromatic gums, frankincense and myrrh, gathered from trees”. The Egyptians were the first to incorporate perfume into their culture followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Israelites, Carthaginians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans. The earliest use of perfume bottles is Egyptian and dates to around 1000 BC. The Egyptians invented glass and perfume bottles were one of the first common uses for glass.” Perfumes were first the exquisite quality of the nobles and priests and so it stayed for thousands of years. We all know that a good perfume can attract with its soft hands, the members of the opposite sex and this is why it was also used by the courtesans and sacred priestesses from all the cultures. When I wear a perfume I come in touch with my dark core and also I tune immediately into the witch, I feel all of my powers and makes the task so much easier. To me a perfume must be spicy and heavy just like the incense.

Eden from Cacharel
This is maybe the only light, so to say, perfume that I like and own. Eden is an intense green floral with hidden fruity notes over a heavily wooded base-(tuberose, mimose, jasmine, rose and lily-of-the-valley) and sweet juicy fruits (pineapple and mellon) and the water notes seem to melt into the fire patchouli mixed with some cedar and Tonka bean. I use this one when I need my art to be subtle and soft just like the satin from China. Green is not my type, green is not me nor my color…am more an intense personality…fiery…red….flame, but this perfume has the magic of transforming the green into something beyond its powers, it transforms it into something  intense and lasting; is like it took the best of flowers.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Opium is an Oriental, heavy perfume that was created in the crazy ’70s.’ ‘Top notes are coriander, plum, citruses, mandarin orange, pepper, jasmine, cloves, west indian bay and bergamot; middle notes are carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, orris root, peach, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, amber, opoponax, musk, coconut, vanilla, benzoin, vetiver, incense, cedar and myrrh.”I always considered it as an esoteric  and filthy aphrodisiac perfume that should be used with care due to its heaviness. Some might even get headaches. With this kind of perfume you will conquer the any crowd and draw all attention to you. It is impossible to miss it or forget.

Magie Noire by Lancome
It always fascinates me how the best perfumes were launched in the ’70s and they still resist in our millennium. They all have a touch of darkness that no other period of time could conquer, nor the sexual 80’s nor the crazy 90’s and not even the first decade of the 2000. ”Magie Noire, means ‘black magic’ in French, is a classic fragrance from the house of Lancome, launched in 1978. Magie Noir has a unique composition; which doesn’t follow the classical top note, middle note and base note development. It resembles a figure eight; it opens and fully reveals its character while the direction of its development suddenly changes, it stars to move in reverse direction. in which the fully revealed fragrance curves into a surprising change, reverses direction, so that the it would go back to where it started. It is one of the most bewitching oriental fragrances. This exotic bouquet starts with Bulgarian rose blackcurrant buds. Its heart the jasmine flame burns blended with ylang-ylang, amber and incense. The nose behind this fragrance is Gerard Goupy. One woman said that Magie Noire is the old haunted house at the end of the road,it is the fog covered, Weeping Willow lined trail in those woods we always have been told to stay clear of..she conjures up a spell so powerful, many souls have feared her in the years… and I cannot say it better. It always reminds me of…Hecate.

Dune by Dior
”Dune symbolizes escape into the world of dreams where only peace resides; it’s a place where sun kisses the sea, rays of light gently caresses the skin and twinkle in the warm sand while the tinkling ocean breeze brings flowery wafts peony and lily. Dune was launched in 1991. This perfume is created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and its top note includes bergamot, mandarin, palisander, aldehyde, peony and broom followed by heart note composed of jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, lily, wallflower, lichen. Base notes are vanilla, patchouli, benzoin, sandalwood, amber, oak-moss, and musk. Dune its a perfume that you wear on special occasions and almost sends the others into a sweet hypnotic state of mind where everything is love. I also use it when I meditate and in some special rituals.

Samsara by Guerlain
”Sensual, sophisticated, woodsy fragrance, suitable for romantic dates, as well as for daily use. The top notes are juicy and fresh: bergamot, lemon, ylang-ylang, peach and green notes. The heart is blooming in opulent flowers: elegant jasmine, cold woodsy iris, luscious narcissus, violet and delicate rose. The base is composed of sandal wood, vanilla, Tonka bean, amber, and musk.” This one is like the jewel of the crown, classy but still warm, spicy but not heavy and above all creamy. Samsara is one of the legends, full of class, opulent reminds me of the ancient queens. I always wear it when I am the priestess…

Those are just a few of the fragrances that I use to perfect my art, the perfumes are just a mere part of it…Do not hold back pick one spice that you love and transform it into your signature.

Article by Kirke

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