THE INANNA STORY
BY THERAPEUTIC PERFUMER KATE BECKER
August 2021 Bastet Perfume Society Perfume of the Month
Inanna, the ancient Sumerian Goddess of grain, fertility, sensuality, and warfare, dates as far back as 4000 BC. She was known as the queen of the heavens and associated with the planet Venus and the Star of Ishtar. Her powerful, self-willed and independent nature is what draws devotees to her. She may be more than 4000 years old, yet she embodies many qualities needed for the modern mystical woman of this era; confidence, strength, creativity and resourcefulness. Inanna’s myth was born in pre-patriarchal times when honoring the divine feminine was still part of everyday and every person’s life. She was the daughter of the moon couple Nanna and Ningal and the ancient Sumerians believed she was born out of the primordial sea.
Scent Profile: Cosmic Moroccan Rose is married with earthly Indian Sandalwood. A touch of Clove adds a courageous, sensual fire; a creation worthy of this complex Goddess! This is one of Kate’s personal favorites.
INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC GOLDEN JOJOBA, PROPRIETARY BLEND OF 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS AND NATURAL AROMATIC EXTRACTS, VITAMIN E FROM SUNFLOWERS.
The ability to call upon the magic of Innana in this blend is just so powerful and magical. The scent is beautiful and I just love it so much. It doesn’t last very long on my skin like some of the other perfumes but I don’t mind because it’s just another opportunity for the ritual of calling on Innana through the application. Thank you for this incredible gift to my daily ritual.