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Fragrance notes: deep sea botanicals and labdanum
Whoa to those who hear the song of the siren, for they will surely perish. To hear the siren’s enchanting voice is to fall into a fatal lethargy, an entranced state where nothing else matters except an irresistible yearning to find the source of the beautiful singing. Whoa to those who succumb, for they are now prey to the siren.
There are several origin stories for the siren. One that is widely told is that they were once the handmaidens of Persephone but were cursed by Demeter for failing to protect her from being abducted by Hades and drawn down into the Underworld. A surprise to many, mainly due to pop culture portrayals, the sirens of Greek mythology are not mermaids. The distinction between the two was lost through depictions in medieval artwork, images which are more common to us today than of the ancient illustrations of the creatures. Sirens are bird women. Ancient Greek artwork shows them in several forms such a literal bird with a woman’s head or a woman fully-formed with wings. They were not water creatures but rather lived on a flourishing island in the western Mediterranean. An island surrounded by jutting rocks perfect for smashing the ships of ensnared sailors. The song of the siren is the song of death.
Siren is a wild and daring fragrance. Inspired by the sirens of Greek mythology this is a complex fragrance reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea. It evokes the sensual perfume of deep sea botanicals, rocky cliffs, and the warm sandy breeze of an enchanted and treacherous island. The bold ocean aroma of Siren is balanced by labdanum, a resin of the cistus ladanifer shrub. Often referred to as rockrose, this native Mediterranean shrub blooms beautiful flowers in shades of pink and white. Its resin, labdanum, has a heady and deep aroma perceived in notes of rich leather and amber layered with honey-like sweetness and hints of plum. Siren is a truly unique fragrance. Its invigorating aroma may strengthen your resistance to a siren’s enthrallment. Then again, it probably won’t. No one escapes the lethal song of the siren.
You may be interested in Persephone which is also inspired by Greek mythology.
► 3 ounce clamshell: contains (6) 1-inch breakaway wax cubes
► Use 1-2 cubes at a time in an electric wax warmer