Listen, as a Libra* and so feeling very connected to Ma'at**, I likewise feel married to her husband, Thoth.
*(represented by the scales, obsessive about fairness)
**(goddess and representative of divine balance)
The scribe god of magic and the moon, he was also known for his knowledge -- later in Greece he is associated with their god Hermes, and has an area of the city dedicated to him called Hermopolis. 😉
Suffice it to say that he's very smart and very in touch with "the other side", so to speak.
Everything about this fragrance is in his honor - from the magical qualities of the inner elements of the blend all of the way out to the final scent with it's reminiscence of a library warmed by well-stocked fireplace
So, why does it smell the way it smells? -- And what can this blend bring to you?
First up in this absolute dream of a fragrance is Vetiver. Deep and woody like a shady forest floor, vetiver is a gorgeously natural scent. A deep-rooted wild grass originating in the region around northern India, this plant is immensely helpful in preventing soil erosion and has long been used in natural landscaping to lower the risks of landslide. It's powerful roots can also help to reduce nitrates, phosphates, and heavy metals in water by being used in irrigation systems. In addition to it's usefulness in nature, it has many uses in the home -- from repelling pests to promoting restful sleep. As an essential oil, vetiver has been used since ancient Babylon as a popular ingredient in perfumes as it also makes for a great fixative.
Vetiver has historically been linked with the Greek Hermes, of whom the Egyptian god Thoth was a direct precursor. Being associated with merchants and thieves alike, it can be added to charms to help draw or protect ones money. Likewise, as vetiver itself repels pests, it may be used magically to repel unwanted energies and break hexes, and in purification rituals. As an Earthy botanical, it is also very useful in grounding and finding balance or inspiring harmony. Perhaps most importantly to our needs in this intentional fragrance spell blend is its powerful divination abilities; Vetiver will open the third eye and bring things into focus.
Next up in our blend is cedarwood, a popular favorite that is also found in our Anubis blend, cedar is associated with male deities, money, love as well as repelling pests and negative energy -- qualities it shares with vetiver. An amplifier of psychic abilities, this fragrance is ideal when used in meditation and spiritual work. Being aligned with the Earth, cedarwood also brings grounding wisdom to our blend.