|Dimensions||13 × 5 × 5 cm|
“Some say an army on horseback
Some say on foot, and some say ships
Are the most beautiful things
on this black earth
But I say
It is whatever you love.”
Sappho was a prolific poet, probably composing around 10,000 lines. Her poetry was well-known and greatly admired through much of antiquity, and she was among the canon of nine lyric poets most highly esteemed by scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria. Today, most of Sappho’s poetry is lost, but it is still considered extraordinary, and her works have continued to influence other writers up until the modern day. Beyond her poetry, she is well known as a symbol of love and desire between women.
Today Sappho, for many, is a symbol of female homosexuality; the common term lesbian is an allusion to Sappho, who lived on the island of Lesbos in Greece. By the turn of the twentieth century she was a sort of “patron saint of lesbians”. From the 1910’s to the 1950’s bisexual women and lesbians used to give violets to the women they were wooing. Symbolizing their “Sapphic” desire taken from a poem Sappho wrote about herself and her lover wearing garlands of violets.
Inspired by this gesture this violet perfume is a merge of sacred palo santo, vetiver, female genitalia symbol pink lotus flower, seductive vanilla bean, smoky clove, oud and other sweet, sticky magical wooing aphrodisiacs.
100% Vegan, synthetic and nut free, wildcrafted and sustainably sourced ingredients.
10ml amber glass roller bottle in a recycled kraft brown box.
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