Goddess of our Perfumes
The Inspiration of our new and growing natural perfume range is taken from Gods and Goddesses of the old world. Some of the most powerful, strong & beautiful beings to have ever existed in history & myth.
Nefertiti's name can be translated as "The Beautiful Woman has Come". Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshipped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc and moved their palace to a new location called Amarna. At some point during their rule, Nefertiti was raised to the position of co-ruler with her husband. Some believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun. Her reign was marked by the fall of Amarna and relocation of the capital back to the traditional city of Thebes. Such a rich story her life was, and an interesting turn in Egyptian history. So sad that she is most known simply for her incredible beauty rather than her great life.
We honour this majestic woman with this zesty aroma. Toni
Although not a god or goddess, Hatshepsut was once, one of the most powerful pharaohs in Egypt. Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, the second historically-confirmed female pharaoh, the first female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male with the full authority of pharaoh. Her name means "Foremost of Noble Women" or "She is First Among Noble Women". She began her reign as regent to her stepson Thuthmose III who would succeed her and, initially, ruled as a woman as depicted in statuary. In around the seventh year of her reign, however, she chose to be depicted as a male pharaoh in statuary and reliefs though still referring to herself as female in her inscriptions. Although her name was erased from the history books, we remember her. Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir El Bahri is her greatest achievement, and was among one of my favourite temples to visit in Egypt.
We honour this powerful woman with this earthy aroma. Toni
Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, was the wife of Hades and the Queen of the Underworld. She presided over the dead and was also a goddess of fertility. The most famous myth about Persephone is the story of her abduction. Hades, the ruler of the Underworld, decided that he wanted to marry Persephone, his sister Demeter’s only daughter. One day, as she was gathering flowers with her maidens. As she reached to pluck a flower, the ground below her feet opened up and Hades, in his four-horse golden chariot, appeared, snatched her and took her to the Underworld, to be his wife and queen.
Demeter, hurt and distraught,started wandering aimlessly around and was aggrieved to such an extent that she neglected all her duties as the goddess of agriculture and fertility. The earth was now barren, and people were dying of famine. Zeus sent Hermes to the Underworld to fetch Persephone back, and Demeter and Persephone were once again reunited.
However, as Persephone had tasted one pomegranate seed before leaving the Underworld, (his, according to the ancient laws), she was obliged to remain in the Underworld. Zeus proposed a compromise: Persephone would spend two-thirds of the year with her mother, and one-third with her new husband. Everybody agreed – and that’s how the seasons were born and how the growth of crops was explained. . From GreekMythology.com
We honour Persephone's love of flowers, with this floral aroma. Toni
Dewi Sri is always depicted as a youthful, beautiful, slim yet curvaceous woman, essentially a woman at the height of her femininity and fertility. An Indonesian Goddess, Dewi Sri is depicted dressed similarly to Hindu goddesses, and holding rice plant with full rice grains in one of her hands as her attribute. Dewi Sri is believed to have dominion over the underworld and the Moon. Thus, Dewi Sri encompasses the whole spectrum of the Mother Goddess having dominion over birth and Life. She is often associated with the rice paddy snake. Farmers worship her for prosperous agriculture, Women worship Dewi Sri for prosperous fertility.
We honour this Goddess with this sensual aroma. Toni
Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Brahma, the creator. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning, worshiped throughout Nepal and India. Mother of the Vedas, Goddess of speech.
We honour this Goddess with this intoxicating aroma. Toni
Achilles, the son of Peleus and Thetis, was the greatest of all Greek heroes who took part in the Trojan War. Knowing that her child was destined to either die the death of a glorious warrior or live a long life in obscurity, Thetis bathed Achilles as an infant in the waters of the River Styx, thus making him all but immortal: only the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable. However, as prophesized, this proved costly, because Achilles eventually died from an arrow wound in that heel. Guided by Apollo, the fateful arrow was shot by Paris, the brother of Troy’s most celebrated hero Hector, whom Achilles had previously killed in a face to face duel, in an attempt to avenge the death of his closest friend, Patroclus.
We honour this Hero with this Immortal aroma. Dany
Stay tuned as more Goddess Perfumes are added to our range.
- Toni McMahon