August 2020 Bastet Perfume Society: Avalon

the avalon story


For the past three summers, I have been making a pilgrimage to the West Country of England to visit Glastonbury, a place steeped in mystery and legend, trusted to have been the location of the ancient Isle of Avalon. As a young woman I read Marion Zimmer-Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, in which she relates the Arthurian legend from the perspective of a priestess. This magikal tale stirred up an ancient memory that sat dormant in me until my visit to the Isle of Avalon. To many of us, Avalon provides a portal from the earthly to otherworldly and a place where we can cross from the profane to the sacred.

Avalon perfume features trance-inducing Jasmine melded with herbaceous Blue Tansy to evoke the immortal, sacred feminine energy of the Isle of Avalon. Enigmatic Clary Sage, known as the woman's herb, brings spiritual growth, clairvoyance, and aligns us with the High Priestess within.

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