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Praesidium

Praesidium

$45.00

A talismanic perfume created for Sphere + Sundry’s Deneb Algedi II election by thee Elizabeth Barrial of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (and Twilight Alchemy Lab!) —

If you have built castles in the air, your work needs not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
– Henry David Thoreau, ‘Walden’

It is almost impossible to have peace of mind without a strong foundation and a sense of safety, and the past few years have shaken many of us to the core. This oil was crafted to assist in finding equilibrium and strength in all aspects of your life. Praesidium is an oil of grounding, helping you construct a stable groundwork upon which you can build your dreams.

Jasmine absolute and petals (Jasminum grandiflorum), sweet marjoram essential oil (Origanum majorana), Spanish marjoram essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Thymus mastichina), myrrh essential oil and tears (Commiphora myrrha), rose absolute and petals from the TAL garden (Rosa damascena), pink lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera), poplar bud absolute (Populus nigra), lavender essential oil and buds from the TAL garden (Lavandula angustifolia), wild-harvested pine needles (Pinus sylvestris), hyssop herb and oil (Hyssopus officinalis), fir balsam essential oil (Abies balsamea), borage leaf (Borago officinalis), motherwort herb (Leonurus cardiac), comfrey leaf and root (Symphytum officinale), frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia sacra), passionflower herb (Passiflora incarnate), hops flowers and essential oil (Humulus lupulus), sumac berries (Rhus coriaria), and blue chalcedony.

Available in BPAL’s iconic 5 ml apothecary bottle for $45

In stock

000

Info

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
Fixed Star

Planetary Body

Influence

Benefic, Neutral

Vegan

Yes — contains NO animal ingredients

Creation Date

Waxing Gibbous Moon conj. Deneb Algedi + Jupiter on the MC, September 17th, 2021. Chart in image gallery.

Size

2.5 oz, 4 oz

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Testimonials(5)

  1. This BPAL is very grounding and motivating for me. It’s part no nonsense, part get the important stuff done and imbibes a sense of structure and foundation to tasks. For anyone who needs perspective, the ability to thwart procrastination or a sense of direction I highly recommend!

  2. This is such a lovely scent. Strongly floral, I get jasmine from it the most. Not overwhelming though, I really enjoy it. It has this sort of classic allure and it feels very tranquil and soothing to me.

  3. I put this in our diffuser and keep it running in our living room. It pulls me towards a sense of uprightness in the home: getting the good stuff done, less procrastinating, less drama. More pragmatic, no frills, when compared to other S&S materia but super helpful!

  4. Praesidium to me smells absolutely floral (no herbs/pine), and the experience was akin to finding a fully made flower crown on the ground and putting it on your head. It felt easy and natural. (Again, more analogous to Empress experiences than the OG DA). Can say from a scent perspective, the jasmine/honeysuckle notes in Praesidium is very much making me think Venusian influence, but that might be my natal Venus in Capricorn being happy about the flower crown.

    On the 2nd opportunity I wore Praesidium layered on with other DA2 materia, I was told that it was more like akin to ivy on a building. It’s there, anchored. Not really calling attention to itself, and felt natural.

  5. BPAL magic at its best…some of Elizabeth’s fragrances take me on trips down memory lane for healing and regathering past selves. This one started off at Juniper Breeze/Cucumber Melon, Bath and Body Works circa 1990s? last night, upon drifting off to sleep, I moved further back in time to the scent of Lancome and Coppertone sunscreen mixed together, basking and baking all summer long at the town pool on thin cotton terry towels as a kid. I haven’t felt that sense of being in my body with such ease in a long time, that was a good reminder. I wonder where it will take me next? This oil has not been the easiest to work with personally, but anointing it forehead, nape of neck, solar plexus, sacrum, achilles heel has been the journey we are on, forging that core stability anew.

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