“But Hermes describes the most powerful fume to be that which is compounded of the Seven Aromatics, according- to the powers of the Seven Planets for it receives from Saturn, pepper-wort; from Jupiter, nutmeg; from Mars, lignum aloes; from the Sun, mastic; from Venus, saffron; from Mercury, cinnamon; and from the Moon, the myrtle.”
Ive been studying alot lately so of course I had to try Agrippa’s blend of 7 aromatics (Agarwood, cinnamon, nutmeg, myrtle, black pepper, saffron & mastic). It is stunning. Hypnotic, transporting, its a blend that lives up to its reputation.
Agarwood (also known as aloeswood or even oud) is not one of your more appealing scents off the bat but its pungency impacts you almost immediately. I picked up a bottle years ago thankfully because the price has ballooned like alot of sacred woods. Most of what you see now is fake or too low a quality to be effective.
Saffron is another pricey one so I made an infusion – just heat some threads in a double boiler with a carrier oil for 20 to 40 minutes, then strain. The results are easy & fantastic.
I also made an infusion from mastic gum, a delight I didnt anticipate. .
I used essential oils for the myrtle, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper & agarwood to create a blend that could be added to the infusions. Alone the essential oils blend is meditative; add the saffron & mastic and it jumps to that next level. I have heard of some using galbanum & pine as a substitute for mastic if you dont have the gum or essential oils. I added clear quartz & black obsidian for power
If you have serious meditation work to do THIS is the blend for you. 🧘♀️