Scented candle Middle Eastern 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.
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Main fragrance notes
Black pepper, Geranium
Almond, Cinnamon bark, Coffee, Tobacco leaves
Agarwood, Frankincense, Myrrh, Opium
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 soy wax candle detail is connected with the four main elements: soy wax – Earth, melted soy wax – Water, fragrance – Air and obviously Fire. That’s why every enchantment, magic ritual or spell is accompanied by candle light. 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 soy wax 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.
Geranium: it is believed geranium aroma helps to decrease stress and to release pleasant memories, balances emotions and at the same time calms, brings back inner tranquility and hope. As ancient folk recipes tell the aroma decreases the fear to love, to commit and be abandoned, helps to become more loving. The aroma of geranium helps to open up one’s heart and relieve painful memories from the past.
Black pepper: 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.
Coffee: a dose of good mood and energy. Everybody knows that the aroma of coffee inspires for new challenges, boosts mood, helps to make decisions. It the scent of creativity, adventure and active life.
Almond: almond nuts and wood have been used for magical purpose since very ancient times. Almond wood was even used for producing magic wands. Almond is a symbol of wealth, material goods and abundance. In this concoction almond will help to attract financial growth and prosperity. Almond scent calms, creates the atmosphere of safety, tranquility, warmth and harmony. Almond also protects from negative energetic environmental impacts, evil eye or curses.
Cinnamon: its aroma brings joy and warmth, fights depression and emotional frigidity. It composes a cozy atmosphere of self-confidence. Cinnamon creates an inspiring and creative mood, expands, warms, positively affects aura, boosts optimism, integrity of personality, confidence in one’s strength and self-esteem. The fragrance of cinnamon is a great measure for reducing self-pitying and clinging to unlucky past. It lights and brightens personality.
Tobacco leaves: its aroma is widely used in perfumery, both in home fragrance and perfume formulas. This masculine scent will bring the sensation of coziness, security, and stability to your home. Not without a reason in folk tales people tried to ward off the devil by chewing tobacco leaves or by smoking pipes. Tobacco is a great measure against evil spirits, it protects homes and people from negative energy, jealousy and evil eye. Slightly sweet, but luxurious and rich smell of tobacco will create a warm, tranquil and comfortable atmosphere.
Frankincense: the plant was named after the French word “franc”, meaning “luxurious”. Frankincense has long been used for producing incense. Frankincense (Boswellia) incense was one of the presents of the Three Kings to baby Jesus. In Ancient Greece frankincense resin was burned on altars and in temples, because it slows down and deepens breathing, which helps to calm down and immerse in prayer and meditation. The smell of frankincense calms and soothes, it is used during meditations even today.
Myrrh: the Bible tells us a story of the Three Kings, who came to honor baby Jesus and brought him myrrh as one of the presents. Myrrh was valued equally to gold, and Greeks still consider it sacred. For about one-and-a-half thousand years myrrh was one of the most valuable commodities in the world and thus Arab traders who sold incense were amongst the wealthiest people. Myrrh is the symbol of wealth, health and prosperity.
Opium: the scent is cold, resinous, acidic and bitter, energizes and raises alertness. It awakens consciousness, induces conscious dreaming, creates a connection with one’s own subconsciousness, evokes and pulls up the most secret thoughts, helps to understand deep problems by revealing them, helps to analyze causes and effects of various events and situations.
Agarwood: used in incense and perfume since ancient times, mentioned in numerous ancient written sources – Sanskrit Vedas, the Old Testament, and Islamic scriptures. Aquilaria trees are also called god-trees. Agarwood was considered to be so powerful that it could cleanse the soul and banish evil spirits. Traditional Chinese medicine views agarwood as a substance for releasing spasms and also as having warming, balancing, transforming and mind-clearing properties that help to achieve goals.
|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 (Citronellol, Geraniol Crude, Boisvelone, Cinnamal), may produce an allergic rection. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid release to the environment. May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life. Dispose of the container in accordance with national regulations.|
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