Jaunty & original.
Deep into the wild I went
Alerted by a mystic scent
Quickening my tender heart
A spreading warmth did surely start
Though dusky light was somewhat dim
I still caught a glimpse of Him
Reflected in the rippled river
Wind had set him all a quiver
And shimmying up my feeler spine
Did creep a weird and wondrous shiver
A gaze that seemed to shift and shine
Telling me this love was mine
I turned to see his sweet sweet face
But only perfume did I trace
A silent spectre in that place
Scent Inspiration: This is a somewhat obscure story where words fail feelings felt. Quiver is a poetic and sensual olfactory journey that carries us into the heart of longing, the thrill and the hurting of the quickening heart.
Have you ever wandered longingly through the forest in search of mystery? Werifesteria (spelt phonetically) is an old English word that describes this kind of spiritual activity when we feel compelled to seek out wild places, to revel in the abiding stillness of our solitude in the wilderness where nature has not been shaped by human hands. Our wistful wanderings take us to that transcendent point where it feels good to be lost in the right direction, because the spirit feels animated and elevated beyond prosaic human concern.
Awakened to that part of us that is eternal and divine, the forest around us, seemingly seethes with connectivity, shimmering with life-force as very old, deep memories are stirred up, evoking our instinctual processes about what it means to be a spiritual being playing at being human. Quiver beckons us to answer the wild call of the expanded heart zone and summons within us the courage to rise above the hunting grounds of everyday life, to be neither predator nor prey.
Ingredients: Sandalwood hydrosol, botanical undenatured ethanol, essential oils (grapefruit, buddha wood, petitgrain, nutmeg, vetivert, palmarosa, bergamot, ylang ylang, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, clove), solubiliser (vegetable source), benzoin gum. Packaging: recyclable blue glass bottle.
Scent Story: Smell quiver and surrender to the spacious, soft feelings of being with breath and presence. This mesmerising pure plant scent catalyses an intimate engagement with our natural world, whereby all forms of life are infused with spirit. Light-hearted grapefruit, bergamot and clove enhance imagination adroitly to connect with all sentient beings and the elements, opening us to the myriad emotions that live within our heart and mind. The synergy of spice, wood and citrus notes collectively cohese, humming in unified tone to lift the veil; disbelief dissolves so faces appear in trees, while rocks and plants weave organic architecture that speak to us in synchronistic symbols. Animalic vetivert and palmarosa accents the soft peripheral vision of animals as they appear, stopped in their tracks, to immerse in the immediacy of shared silent smell language.
Quiver, embeds us in nature as native returned to the fold; led by our nose, we perceive through the portal of the soft, open heart. Ylang and cinnamon suggests we were born to be in a state of longing, a euphoric reverie as we dream of lost love or romantic love that eludes us. Unflinching notes of buddha wood lend sense to that which we are missing - the perceiver who gazes back at us and watches us think. Whiffs of mystical nutmeg, petitgrain and cardamom captures the elusive, spectral presence of a deeper more enduring love in our heightened imagination. We realise how there is really no lesser or greater love, it is all of the same omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent source; we need never feel lonely again in our aloneness.