"Hand of Agariste" - Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Yuzu Fruit, Patchouli, Tolu Balsam, Pearly Musk
Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Yuzu Fruit, Patchouli, Tolu Balsam, Pearly Musk
Agariste of Sicyon, 6th century BC, was the daughter of the tyrant of Sicyon, Cleisthenes. Her father wanted to marry her to the "best of the Hellenes". He organized a competition, whose prize was the hand of his own daughter in marriage. While holding the event for his daughter, the former ruler Hippoclides was one of the last two remaining competitors, also, the one that the tyrant preferred. The other was Megacles. Unfortunately Hippoclides became intoxicated during the dinner party and acted like a fool. He stood on his head and kicked his legs in the air, keeping time with the flute music.
The Tyrant of Sicyon announced "Son of Tisander, you have danced your wife away."
"What does Hippoclides care?" was the reply of the tipsy youth.
And for centuries afterwards "What does Hippoclides care?" was a common
saying in Greece, to indicate reckless folly and lightness of mind.
All perfume oils are handmade in my studio using high quality professional perfumery aroma compounds, essential oils, individual notes and accords incorporated together. They are created in small batches and allowed to cure
Vegan and cruelty-free. All ingredients are responsibly sourced.
I love how this scent develops on the skin. It starts sweet (just the right amount of sweet, not cloying) and almost fruity then develops into a creamy, spicy mix and I absolutely adore it. I am so pleased with this scent.
smells so pretty and perfect for spring weather
Less sweet than I expected based upon the scent profile, and loved how it developed on the skin. Another winner!