I have spent the day today photographing the new collection ♥ I am so excited for the release, and hope you are too :)
Náttúra means nature, characteristic and the spirit of something. Ones spiritual journey comes with many insights. Insights into ones own soul or anothers, insight into how nature and divinity work and into the meaning and purpose of life.
Utiseta is an ancient Norse practice. A form of meditation, where the shaman would sit outside to merge with nature and become one with his surroundings. He becomes the tree, which supports his body, and he flies with the hawks and the sparrows. He burrows into the soil like the worms and and his leaves rustle in the breeze. His head heavy with antlers, he runs from the wolf pack and he leads the chase for the packs next meal. All, whilst his body sits motionless on the forest ground.
Vættir, wights are nature spirits in the Norse mythology. Working with plants and places often means to befriend their spirits, who can offer help, assistance and teachnig, if one can just listen. And for the shaman, such relationships can mean the difference between mystical experiences and death. Being a shaman often means dancing on that thin line, between the world of the living, the astral world and the underworld.
I am so excited for the exhibition next Friday 22nd. To me, Gríma among other things is about the masks we wear, the alternate states of consciousness we embrace to explore the world, nature and ourselves. I am also beyond happy that my soul sister @strigaartist is a part of that, by becoming one of Luna Torr muses, together with my other dear friend Eris. I cannot express how much these talented women mean to me and how humbled and proud I am to call myself their friend.
I am so excited for the new collection! It will be released online after my exhibition with Luna Torr 22nd June. Until then, the older collections are on sale on Etsy and this sale ends June 14th - so if you have a favorite, now is the time to get a full size with a 15% off :)
Utiseta is an old norse practice, where the shaman would go out, into the woods or meadows to perform "sit out", hence utiseta. There, he would merge with nature and its heartbeat. He listens to the sounds of his surroundings, and becomes one with them. Flying with birds, breathing the sun through his leaves, his body becoming home to critters and predators. One with nature. Utiseta will be available in the Norse shamanism collection after the 22nd June.
There is still a few days left for the 15% off sale on older scents on Etsy including the free shipping on orders above 50EUR. And in two weeks, the new collection Gríma, Norse Shamanism will be released. It features four brand new natural botanical perfumes - Utiseta, Náttúra, Vættir and Blóð. Join me, and @lunatorrr (who is also the author of this photo) at our exhibition in Prague on the 22nd June!
So, I am very much at work preparing the new collection of scents, which will debut on the 22nd June at our exhibition with Luna Torr Photography. This collection is inspired by Norse shamanism, closeness and bonding with nature and nature spirits, ancestors and personal sacrifices. Stay tuned for more tidbits and if you are in Prague, visit us at the event!
Ödr would probably be best described as the part of the human soul we inherited from the gods, when they created us, in the form of Höenirs gift of “ödhr”. It is the ultimate awareness and consciousness and it is the link by which we experience divinity. Ödr is reminiscent of burnt offerings combining ashen styrax with floral notes of ylang, spartium, blue and pink lotus with frankincense, palo santo, tonka and oud (agarwood) base.
Önd is a wonderful companion for the upcoming hot summer weather with it's warm and yet refreshing blend of herbs and woods. Light, breathy herbal, inspired by smudge rituals, and the healing and cleansing power of herbs, it features main notes of lavender, artemisia, sage and galbanum with a base of bay leaves, cloves, turmeric, amyris and palo santo. Link to Etsy is in bio and there you will still find the 15% off sale and free shipping for domestic orders and orders above 50EUR :)
The Norse soul collection is a collection of pure botanical perfumes made with highest quality rare ingredients. Gydja combines intricate floral notes of mimosa, jasmines, and cestrum with sensual cinnamon, sandalwood and galangal roots with a base of myrrh, turmeric and patchouli. ose in life, opening innate psychic powers and sight. Link to Etsy is in bio and there you will still find the 15% off sale and free shipping for domestic orders and orders above 50EUR :)
The Völva, the seeress, witch and shaman glimpses the past and the future. Her spirit travels the nine worlds, to call on the dead and speak to the gods. Her hands spin spells and destinies. This botanical perfume is full of strange and unusual notes of saffron, mimosa and night blooming jasmine and sweet florals mix with resins of incense reminiscent of spiritual journeys and visions of times far away. Available on Etsy (link in bio) with 15% off and free shipping for orders above 50EUR…
On the 22nd July I have my 3rd exhibition in Prague with @Lunatorrr called GRÍMA and will be launching a new collection of scents inspired by norse magic, shamanism and nature! Because of this, I am running a 15% sale on the older collections on Etsy to raise some funds to make that event special!
So, a few news will be coming in the next few days! First on the line is: The e-shop at www.valasperfumery.cz/shop is closed for maintenance and re-boot. Etsy is working normally. As for Etsy - Non-sample orders shipping to Czech Republic now ship free. All other orders above 50EUR also ship free worldwide. Stay tuned for more tidbits!
I have added 3 more vintage powder compacts to Etsy! One is brass (pictured), one is real silver (.900 purity) and one is tin. They are all available here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ValasPerfumery?section_id=23948303