THE AVALON STORY
BY THERAPEUTIC PERFUMER KATE BECKER
August 2020 Bastet Perfume Society Perfume of the Month
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.
INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC GOLDEN JOJOBA, PROPRIETARY BLEND OF 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS AND NATURAL AROMATIC EXTRACTS, VITAMIN E FROM SUNFLOWERS.
I was intrigued by the description of the Avalon Perfume and was delighted that it was available in the 2.5 ml size. After wearing it for a while I knew it was a good fit for me and splurged on the 10ml size.
It is intoxicating and rich, while being grounding and sweet, but not too sweet.
I love it.
I wish more perfumes were available in the small "sample" size. Fragrance is so personal. I need to wear one for a while to experience how it works with my chemistry. When I discover a good fit, I buy it.
Thank you Kate for the everyday magik!
I like everything else I’ve tried