luna65 Posted August 15, 2011 Share Posted August 15, 2011 Strawberry Fields A magical mystery tour to those joyous summers in the halcyon fields of memory...a juicy burst of strawberries and elderberries surrounded by a landscape of fresh-cut greens and birch leaves, grounded by musk and touches of earthy patchouli and woods. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: STRAWBERRY ~ Attraction, draws fortunate circumstances in all areas of your life. ELDERBERRY ~ A lure for the Fae. Long considered a highly potent magical plant. Healing, induces visions and dreams, creativity, twigs used as a charm against illness. BIRCH LEAVES ~ Symbolizes renewal and cleansing, birth, healing, Lunar energies, and protection. GRASSES ~ Wishes granted, enhances psychic powers, protection. FRESH CUT ROSE STEMS ~ Self-confidence, strong aphrodisiac properties, attracts affection & love, fertility, divination/clairvoyance. MUSK ~ Self-confidence and strength, sexual attractant, heightens passions and arousal. PATCHOULI ~ Soothes and uplifts; sensual, sexually stimulating, lust, fertility, money. Meditative and transforming. SWEET SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Of course you should be listening to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwcIvr0vLBwSo I thought everyone would enjoy reading the part of John-John's description which couldn't be included due to all those pesky legalities:I consider myself a Beatles 'Super-fan'! I could expound upon several Beatles' classics, however, Strawberry Fields in particular resonates something pure and innocent from my childhood. I was born in the mid 60's, so I was just a toddler when the Beatles were rounding into the psychedelic phase of their adventure. The song came out as a double sided single when I was one or two. The B-side was 'Penny Lane'; another personal favorite of mine. Strawberry Fields Forever was inspired by Lennon's memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army house named "Strawberry Field" near his childhood home.My entire family was Beatles' fans and my first memories as a child were listening to Beatles music cascading through the halls and walls of our house in NW Washington. I was the 5th oldest child and my older sister and 3 older brothers would play music 24/7 around our house. We were a very musical family! My dad was a gifted pianist/guitarist. My mom played piano. My oldest brother was a talented guitarist. My second oldest brother was a pianist. I and my younger sister and I were the singers of the group.Anyway, as kids will do, we each had our favorite Beatle and fantasized about being them whenever we would get together and play music together. My eldest brother Marc resembled George in demeanor and guitar stylings. My second oldest brother Matt had John Lennon style spectacles and played piano. My brother Luke, wasn't really much of a musician but he was funny and would beat the drums or whatever we were using at the time (probably a 5 gallon paint bucket turned upside down and a couple of sticks from a tree outside our house).What I like about this one most is that it has a very real, tart quality. But not sour, just that realistic experience of finding berries in the wild. And the green/earth elements frame it as if you were there. And it has a sort of refreshing quality about it, in that way it reminds me of Pleasure Valley, they're both "in the moment" fragrances. It's classic Nature Boy brewing at its finest.But when I mentioned this one to my Limey (who considers the Beatles a part of his DNA) he said, "Oh why can't someone come up with a 'I Am The Walrus' scent?"And of course the only answer to that is "Goo goo g'joob." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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