Scented candle Eastern Europe Incantations (L)
We created this collection of scented candles inspired by incantation texts from different parts of the world. Having collected a large collection of texts, we entrusted their interpretation to probably the most famous Lithuanian silkscreen artist M. P. Vilutis.
“The hand must be a perfect instrument, automatically recreating an image that comes from the subconscious to the conscious mind. Only then is creativity a spiritual activity and not some handicraft. <…> An artist is a slave to his own artistic nature, to his ability to accumulate images that come from somewhere. He is pregnant with these images. <…> Should we try to explain incantations? No. Incantations are a mystery by itself.”
Incantation texts interpretated by M.P. Vilutis are like a unstoppable kaleidoscope of magical symbols adorning the handmade porcelain jars, each of which is marked with a unique authenticity number, which contains number of art piece, quantity of prints in a batch and number of the batch.
N.B. Incantations collection candles will be poured specially for you, so the crafting time for this collection will take up to 5-10 working days.
Main fragrance notes
Black pepper, Jasmin
Juniper berries, Rose, Sage
Amber, Cedar, Myrrh, Sandalwood, White musk
The word incantations come from the Latin incantare, which means “to consecrate with spells, to charm, to bewitch, to ensorcel”, forms the basis of the word “enchant”, with deep linguistic roots going back to the Proto-Indo-European. An incantation is a magical formula intended to attract magic powers into our life. The formula can be spoken, sung or chanted. Words of incantation are often spoken with inflection and emphasis on the words being said. The tone and rhyme of how the words are spoken and the placement of words used in the formula may differ depending on the desired outcome of the magical effect.
Every candle detail is connected with the four main elements: wax – Earth, melted wax – Water, fragrance – Air and obviously Fire. That’s why every enchantment, magic ritual or spell is accompanied by candlelight. It is believed that the proper choice of color, fragrance, or magical symbols, incantations texts could attract additional magical powers into our daily routine. The magic fragrance of this candle is based on old customs, traditions and the belief that every plant or aroma has its own magical purpose. It is like a witch recipe, where each plant and its aroma have a very important aromatherapic and magic function. The main notes supplement each other with aromatherapic properties and create a high-end fragrance pyramid where each scent has its place in harmony with other aromas.
Rose: this aroma is particularly recommended for women who lack confidence in their charm and sexual maturity. Rose aroma is also considered a good remedy against frigidity in both women and men.
Jasmine: in India jasmine used to be called “Moonshine in the garden”. Young girls adorned their hair with jasmine blossoms and used them for cosmetic purposes. Cleopatra is said to have had seduced Marc Antony by using jasmine oil during their official meetings in order to arouse his desires.
Black peppercorns: their aroma helps to reduce pain, activates blood circulation, has a warming quality and a positive effect on aching muscles and joints, stimulates and energizes in cases of weariness, fatigue, and emotional frigidity, stimulates appetite, relaxes, helps to reduce fever and positively affects digestion. Aromas of peppers, just like all tangy spices, cleanse the energy field, helps to get rid of negative energy and protect against harmful surrounding effects.
Juniper berries: since ancient times juniper has been used to protect from and ward off evil spirits. The energy of this scent helps to develop the personality’s consistence and perseverance, the ability to distinguish lies and fight them easily. It protects the aura form aggression, helps to quickly find a proper way from any difficult situation. It also helps to avoid self-projected destructive irritation, gain the deserved authority, and develops such qualities as nobleness, grace, etc.
Sage: belonging to the element of air, this plant is under the protection of Jupiter. Its name is derived from the Latin and means “healthy”. Salvia could be gathered only by barefoot and people clad in white tunics who had performed special rituals of purification, cleansing and offering to the gods. Druids attributed even more important characteristics to salvia, as they considered that this plant extremely potent and used it for predicting the future and communicating with the Otherworld.
Ambergris: solid, flammable, waxy substance, produced in the digestive system of sperm whales and often called “floating gold”. Usually it is found floating in the water or washed on shore in tropical countries, and is highly valued by the perfume industry where it is used for producing expensive perfume. It is one of the most-highly prized ingredients of perfume. The smell of ambergris is characterized by unique invigorating evening musk aroma with oriental notes. Ambergris has been long considered the symbol of luxury.
White musk: musk is a classical aromatic substance of animal origin, used in perfume-making and extracted from male glands of certain animals (most often musk deers). Since in nature animals use musk as a pheromone to attract the attention of the opposite sex, this aromatic substance has a similar effect on humans as well. White musk is a synthetic substance used in perfumery as an alternative to the red musk of animal origin in order to preserve nature and animal population. The aroma of white musk brings in vitality and energy. It is believed to be a potent aphrodisiac that stimulates senses, arouses and opens the most secret desires and the depths of soul.
Myrrh: The fragrance of myrrh helps to sort out thoughts, prevents from indulging into non-relevant details. This scent in scented candle is particularly suitable for meditation and incantation rituals, as it helps to ward off egocentric thoughts, restores the objectivity and adequacy of one’s psychological state, calms irritation, and improves sleep.
Cedar: its fragrance has a soothing, invigorating and rejuvenating effect, gives a sense of comfort, therefore it is recommended for sufferers of irrational fears, aggression, hysteria, and anger. Cedar boosts leadership, helps to have faith in oneself, one’s strengths and abilities.
Sandalwood: its aroma in scented candle harmonizes and calms, helps to reduce stress and turmoil, is a perfect mood booster for people suffering from depression, fears, and everyday problems, helps in cases of nervous breakdown or anxiety. Eastern cultures believe that this aroma is particularly attractive to various deities, thus sandalwood incense is often used during meditation, sandalwood is used to build temples and sculptures of gods and prophets.
|Dimensions||24 × 24 × 39 cm|
|Authenticity certificate||The Certificate of Authenticity for every candle certifies that the porcelain candle jar with cover (decal and gilded details on it) is an original artwork by the artist M.P. Vilutis available exclusively through Smells Like Spells and authorized Smells Like Spells dealers. All copyright and reproduction rights are reserved by UAB Magijos kvapas (Smells Like Spells). This Certificate of Authenticity and candle jar with cover (decal and gilded details on it) are each certified through the Authenticity number: number of the jar / quantity of prints in edition / number of the editions.|
|Wick||6 cotton and linen wicks.|
|Wax||We pour our candles exlusively from natural soy wax that does not emit toxic chemical compounds when burning; burns three times as long as ordinary candles; does not leave any stains, the spills are easy to clean; does not get hot, as it burns in lower temperature than paraffin, therefore the aroma of the candle emanates slowly and unchanged; we never use any other natural waxes (e.g. palm wax), because we want to create a truly nature-friendly product that would help to preserve natural resources and would not harm the user in any way.|
|Burning time||Estimated candle burning time 600 hours. All our scented candles are hand crafted, each of them is unique, therefore their weight and burning duration may differ. During the making of the candle, soy wax is melted in very low temperature, and then, as the wax starts cooling down, the mixture of essential and aromatic oils is added, thus keeping the unique aroma unchanged. Our candles is made in many stages: when the first layer of wax cools down completely, comes the next layer. This allows to avoid air bubbles in the candle, its surface becomes ideally smooth, and the candle’s burning duration becomes even longer.|
|Candle jar||The candle is poured into a handcrafted porcelain container. Each container is unique, no two are the same. After burning the candle, wipe the jar with hot water so that you can reset it for a new life and use it at your home. Our candle jars are made of food-grade porcelain. Each of containers is marked with a unique authenticity number, which contains number of art piece, quantity of prints in a batch and number of the batch.|
|Dust bag||Textile suede dust bag included.|
|Contains||Soy wax (Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), essential and fragrance oils (Salvia Oficinalis oil, Geraniol, Boisvelone), may produce an allergic rection. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid release to the environment. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effect. Dispose of the container in accordance with national regulations.|
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