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Scent Name: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha

Manufacturer: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab – Lilith’s Birthday : 2014

Scent Description and Notes: Salutations to the supreme Lord Ganesh, whose curved trunk and massive body shines like a million suns and showers his blessings on everyone. Oh my lord of lords, Ganesha, kindly remove all obstacles, always and forever from all my activities and endeavors.

Lilith’s favorite deity – by far – is Ganesha, inspired by her kindergarten teacher and the works of Sanjay Patel. Her meditation technique, however, is as much a product of her Mom & Me practice at home as her enthusiastic love of Teen Titans. I’d attempted to persuade Lilith to meditate with me many times, but she didn’t have much of an interest in doing so until she started watching Teen Titans again in earnest. Kindergarten was a challenging transition year for her, and meditation was something she employed often to cope with the stress. I tried to encourage her to chant a variety of mantras, and she used many of Ganesha’s, but her go to was always Azarath Metreon Zinthos.

So, thank you, DC Comics, Sanjay Patel, and (especially) Ganesha, for helping give my daughter tools to help her through rough days.

This is a meditation blend that I created for Lilith: sweet frankincense, Mysore sandalwood, and a few drops of rose and clary sage.” -BPAL.org

Oil Color: A vibrant goldenrod yellow oil.

Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard 1/32 ml imp that has been decanted for me by Absinthetics. Her label features the scent notes on the back along with her decanting information and the scent name. The label art on the imp is the same that appears on the bottle.

Scent:

  • ITI: That is meditative.  I get clary sage quite clearly with a hint of sweetness and resin, but those aren’t distinct enough yet when compared to the clarity of the sage now. 
  • Wet: Soft sage and faded sandalwood incense with the subtlest undertone of dried rose.  I might actually want to use this as a meditation scent myself.
  • Dry:   After 4 hours, all that’s left is light sage with a subtle undertone of gentle sweetness.

Other Impressions: None.

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