THE AVALON STORY BY KATE BECKER
"In August I made a pilgrimage to the west country of England and visited Glastonbury, a place steeped in mystery and legend, said to have been the location of the ancient Isle of Avalon. When I was a young woman, I read Marion Zimmer-Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, in which she relates the Arthurian legend from a female perspective. This 800+ page story stirred something profound in me - like an ancient memory that was there waiting for my arrival. After perusing the mystical town of Glastonbury, I came upon a temple solely dedicated to the Lady of Avalon and lo and behold there was a room full of depictions of her, adorned with antlers, symbolizing the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. What an enlightening miracle this was for me and a huge confirmation that things come to us for a reason; symbols, dreams and visions all carry meaning and often a message from the unconscious that can lead us to new heights, awaken a dormant gift or uncover a truth that is ready to be known."
Bastet Perfume Society members received the Hart perfume in September, which was inspired by my year of the deer and the antler vision. Surprise: October’s perfume will be called Avalon, a scent that I formulated to evoke the immortal, sacred feminine energy of the Isle of Avalon. Avalon perfume features trance-inducing Jasmine melded with herbaceous Blue Tansy to evoke the healing Goddess energy of the Isle of Avalon. I also brought in a touch of enigmatic Clary Sage, known as the “woman's herb”, to bring spiritual growth, clairvoyance and align us with the high priestess within.
Avalon has become my new favorite perfume! Brings out the goddess in me :)
Avalon Perfume Roll-On (Oct 2017)