luna65 Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 Temperance Embody the spirit of rational nature, of balance of all things, of attainment of the proper direction of all energies in the spiritual and material worlds. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: Sparkling OZONE & OXYGEN accords ~ give off a vitalizing aura of fresh, clean air. TEA ~ Health. Invigorating, refreshing, mentally and physically uplifting, lust. Riches, courage, strength, balance. LIME ~ Healing, love, protection. PEPPERMINT ~ Stimulates, restores and uplifts. Cleansing, purification, relaxation, sleep, healing, psychic amplifier. SALT ~ Protection, purification, grounding, resurrection. ZUCCHINI BLOSSOM ~ Bestows energy and vitality. Balancing, aids fertility and virility. MUSK ~ Self-confidence and strength, sexual attractant, heightens passions and arousal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mara and I had a talk about water and I was telling her about how I love the scent of water, especially when I get out of the shower, but how water/ozone accords just never work on me. Some other notes do better with that kind of evocation, like bamboo (though aloe can turn ugly on me), but I was saying how wonderful it would be if there was a scent which smelled like you do when you get out of the shower, just that essence of clean when your skin is still wet. And then she talked about mineral content in water, how it should be slightly sweet, and that is part of the equation in creating a water accord which is true rather than the sharpness of most of those accords (which can give people headaches, myself included). Or that "clean" often means "soapy" but that's not what it means to everyone (I am not particularly a fan of soapy scents).And she did it...this is the scent of water, almost neutral, slightly sweet, but clean. And in that it truly helps to embody the concept. You can't help but want to be clean, truly clean, when you wear this. Not just that the scent will make you smell clean, but like you have to start from nothing and allow it to transform you.(Yes, I know that sounds a bit hippy-dippy, but there it is.)As your skin warms it then it might show some of the other characteristics, for me the musk is the most obvious after a few hours wear when my body heat has changed it a bit, but the watery aspect is still there. Even if you don't particularly care for aquatics or light scents I would encourage you to at least try a sample because there is always a time when you might want to be clean and this will absolutely positively evoke and embody the balance of Temperance for you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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