November 11, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {MOTHER TERESA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

She lived a life of sacrifice, love and kindness. She showed a commitment to uplifting society which very few leaders have been able to demonstrate in the last century.

Mother Teresa branched out from the main church and started her own diocesan congregation which subsequently became Missionaries of Charities. Most of her humble work was done in Calcutta, India. In her own words the purpose of Mission of Charities was to care for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”  

She built the foundation from scratch and in her lifetime there were 610 missionaries operating in 123 countries being managed by more than 4000 nuns. She dedicated her life and energy to providing loving care to the homeless and sick all around the world.

Mother Teresa's aroma embodies all the is love, sacrifice and kindness. It has a hint of India, as that were her heart was. Tuberose is her signature smell, as it speculated that's what her favorite flower was, and was surrounded by her at her funeral.

Rub a bit of Mother Teresa's magic on you xo
Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mother Teresa
Ingredients:  Tuberose, Tulip, Lily, Champaca Attar, white lotus and almond oil.

 

November 11, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {MIRABAI} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

“Don't forget love; it will bring all the madness you need to unfurl yourself across the universe.” ― Mīrābāī

Mira-Bai, was a 16th century Hindu mystic poetess and devotee of Krishna. She is celebrated as a poet and has been definitively claimed by the North Indian Hindu tradition of Bhakti saints.

MiraBai was born in a royal family of Rajasthan, and her education included music, religion, politics and government. She married Bhojraj the crown prince of Mewar in 1516, her husband died 1521 after a Hindu-Muslim battle, her own father died in a war with Babur's army in 1527, and little else is known about her life with any certainty.

She is mentioned in Bhaktamal, confirming that she was widely known and a cherished figure in the Indian bhakti movement culture by about 1600 CE. Most legends about MiraBai mention her fearless disregard for social and family conventions, her devotion to god Krishna, her treating Krishna as her lover and husband, and she being persecuted by her in-laws for her religious devotion. She has been the subject of numerous folk tales and hagiographic legends.

 

 

Rub a bit of Mira-Bai's magic on you xo
Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mira-Bai
Ingredients:  Vanilla, bergamot,  jasmine, rose, amber, berry, mandrin, peach, cedarwood and jojoba.

November 11, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {MARY MAGDALENE} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Mary Magdalene is portrayed as an obscure figures in the Bible, but what constitutes obscurity is a subjective opinion. Mary Magdalene was traditionally believed to have been a prostitute—that has since been revised by the church.

Many now believe she is a far more important figure than the traditional gospels suggest. In fact, according to some of the Gnostic Gospels (commonly referred to as the “lost books” of the Bible), she may have been a senior disciple who was instrumental in spreading the Christian doctrine during the early decades of the church.

Some scholars even suggest she may have been Jesus’ wife. Even if she was merely a follower and friend Jesus, her influence in the early church, and particularly within the mystical branches of it—would have been substantial, forcing theologians to consider revising the history of Christianity to include Mary Magdalene, the empowering woman that she was, and how she changed the direction of this world, by supporting Jesus at his most vulnerable stages in his life.

Mary Magdalene aroma has been devised from her scriptures of the Gnostic Gospels. Mary anointed Jesus feet with expensive Spikenard. The 3 wise men, bought frankincense and Myrrh to baby Jesus. And rose is a native flower from Magdala, Israel (where Mary is from).

Rub a bit of Mary Magdalene's magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Mary Magdalene.

Ingredients: Spikenard, Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh and Almond oil

JOHN 12:3  3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of Spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

 

 

November 11, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {Joan of Arc} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES


I am not afraid... I was born to do this. Joan of Arc

 

To stand up for what one believes in - to save the world. As a young girl, Joan of Arc helped change the fate of her country. She was an unlikely hero, coming from a poor peasant family, she disguise herself as a boy, and managed to inspire the Dauphin of France and helped lead the French armies to victory over the English. Later she was burnt at the stake in a politically charged trail of ‘witchcraft’. This was later overturned and she became an inspiring symbol to all sections of French society. Joan of Arc, who would later be recognized by the Catholic church as a saint.

An empowered woman is someone who stands up for what they believe in, and wants to better the world. Joan not only stood for it, she fought for it, and finally gave her life for the country she loved. She certainly paid the ultimate sacrifice in her quest, and even to her last breath remained true to the one who had sent her. Joan of Arc is now considered a Saint but, more so than that, Joan of Arc was a true - in every sense - empowering woman.

Joan of Arc's aroma exudes a combination her origin, her sacredness, and her courage.The meadow herb Yarrow is known to some as the Messenger of Heaven. Frankincense is a scent many associate with the presence of the Divine. It help us to find the courage to go into the depths of Darkness, to bring our fears to Light so that we may be purified, liberated, free. Clary Sage literally means "clear eyes", helping us to see clearly what we fear and still be calm. Tulip and Lily is abundantly flowers in spring at France - the country she thought so valiantly to save.

Rub a bit of Joan of Arc magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Joan of Arc

Ingredients: Yarrow, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Tulip, Lily and Almond oil

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Florence Nightingale was a writer, nurse and statistician that cared deeply for those around her. On a very normal day in 1837, Florence felt as though she was called by God to go into the field of nursing. Back then, this was no ordinary feat because women were supposed to stay at home and fill their role there. Nursing was not considered a suitable occupation for a well-educated woman and nurses were considered coarse and ignorant and given to promiscuity and drunkenness. Florence had other plans and she knew that God did as well. For a woman like Florence to make such an impact during the war is mind boggling. She is most known for her role in the Crimean War and people still talk about it to this day.

She was called to help the wounded soldiers of this war because she knew the soldiers were not getting the care they needed to survive. She served along many other nurses that she personally trained. Throughout her time with all of these dying soldiers, she realized that poor sanitary reasons was one of the main reasons these men were dying so rapidly, she would later be a great advocate of sanitary living.

She realized God’s role for women and did a lot to help the movement of women, during that time. Florence also went on to show that nursing was an acceptable role for women to take. After all, she had made such an amazing contribution during the war. Florence used the knowledge and strength that God gave her to write and publish several books on hospital planning and organization. Her efforts surely saved thousands of lives.

As Florence was a feminine carer, and a natural healer with a detail to sanitary - thats what is brought into her aroma. 

Rub a bit of Florence Nightingale magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Florence Nightingale

Ingredients: Lavender, Green Tea, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile and Almond oil

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {PRINCESS DIANA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. - Princes Diana

Diana was dubbed the Peoples Princess. She is known and still celebrated worldwide for her humanitarian work. She had a troubled marriage to Prince Charles which resulted in a embarrassing divorce for the royal family. She was an outcast in the royal family, however the 'people' loved her.  Diana cared about people’s well being.  She cared about the sick and their chances of recovery. She was beautiful, elegant and well traveled; there was rarely a function or society obligation where the princess was not following her goal to raise money. She was a tireless campaigner for the dispossessed and disadvantaged.  She was one of the most active people in raising money for the AIDS foundation in her country. 

Diana knew the power of fashion and auctioned off 79 of her favorite gowns at a Christie's auction, ultimately raising $6 million for AIDS and breast cancer charities. She devoted herself to her sons and to such charitable efforts as the battle against the use of land mines. She fought for the victims and used her international celebrity to help raise awareness about this issue.

Diana was a perfect example of a well-rounded woman. She was more than a princess standing by the side of her prince or a puppet of the royal family. Diana was an inspiration. Diana was the perfect example of a woman who was stunning inside and out. Women around the world marveled over her elegant, classic, and sophisticated style. She was humble and relatable to women, which made her even more beautiful, refreshing, and iconic for her time and social position.

Penhaligon's Bluebell was Princess Diana signature scent. As alluring and regal as the Princess herself, this  is a fragrant blend of citrus, hyacinth, rose, lily, and jasmine with warm, earthy notes of clove and cinnamon.

Rub a bit of Princess Diana's magic on you xo
Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Princess Diana
Ingredients: Tangerine, hyacinth, rose, lily, jasmine, clove,  cinnamon, jojoba.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {BOUDICCA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Nothing is safe from Roman pride and arrogance. They will deface the sacred and will deflower our virgins. Win the battle or perish, that is what I, a woman, will do.- Boudicca

Boudicca is one of Britain's greatest heroines who was a freedom fighter who rebelled against the Roman government. She was Queen to the Celts and truly was one of history's most fiercest and passionate warrior queens.

Boudicca is known for being a great heroine who lead a major uprising army against the occupying Roman forces during 60-62 AD. Boudica was flogged by the Romans and, sickeningly (and against Roman law) her two 'young' daughters were [gang?] raped by Roman soldiers. This ignited Boudica anger for the major injustices the Romans dictated.  She subsequently destroyed three towns and slaughtered the inhabitants This lead to Boudicca achieving a fairer and happier life for all of the Celtic tribes and even posing as an early feminist symbol during Queen Elizabeth I's reign.

Boudicca is a warrior, & her aroma represents her legend.  The blend is strong, balanced, sacred and earthy with a touch of feminity.

Rub a bit of Boudicca magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women Perfume - Boudicca

Ingredients: Frankincense,Oregano,  Lemon, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, white lotus and almond oil.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {CLEOPATRA} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

 

‘I will not be triumphed over.’

 

The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. The fearless leader. The seducer of the Roman rulers. Her life, full of mystery & love affairs continues to intrigue the world. By the time of her sudden death, glory would be hers. Cleopatra changed the world by persuading Julius Caesar to help her defeat her husband & brother so she could become sole supreme ruler over Egypt.

Centuries later, Cleopatra still beguiles us. Much has been written about the Pharoah’s beauty: Roman consul Cassius would speak of ‘a woman of surpassing beauty’. In actuality, her beauty is the greatest myth that defines her legacy. It also undermines her real power. Cleopatra did not seduce Antony and Caesar with her beauty, but rather with her wit, charm & intellect.

Cleopatra loved the scents of Neroli, Rose & Blue Lotus & used their aphrodisiac qualities to seduce Caesar & Mark Anthony. She honoured the goddess of love & sexuality, Hathor, who was associated with both Myrrh & Sandalwood. Cleopatra used almond oils as part of her skin \care regimen.

Rub a bit of Cleopatra's magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women - Cleopatra

Ingredients: Neroli, Rose, Blue Lotus, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Almond Oil.

I do not admire her affairs or violent mercilessness. I see her as an inspiring figure because of her vision: her vision to make Egypt flourish. She used and embraced both her feminine and masculine traits. The onlooker was not stunned by Cleopatra’s beauty in itself but by the sound of her voice, the persuasiveness of her talk and her ability to speak almost any language. Her thirst for power and excellence made her thrive and then brought her to her deathbed. Like all great figures that hold too much passion within them, there is a rise and fall, but her story lives on.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {AUDREY HEPBURN} - SISTERHOOD PERFUMES

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey Hepburn is a legend, an ideal of a woman and inspiration for many. She knew who she was and she made no apologies to anyone.

She exuded class, charm, grace and blazed her own trail, focusing more on her humanitarian efforts than her Hollywood career. She used her fame, to help the world. A woman so multi-faceted in the film, ballet, and philanthropic worlds should have a signature scent just as dynamic.

English Promenade was the scent Audrey deemed her trademark very early into her career. At first mist, the notes of orange flower, neroli, and citrus give off a sweet aroma, but once it hits your skin, a hint of musk begins to emerge and gives the scent a creamy twist that's anything but cloying. "It's sparkling and sweet, and it embodies the feminine elegance that was her trademark,"

Rub a bit of Audrey Hepburn's magic on you xo

Sisterhood Empowered Women - Audrey Hepburn

Ingredients: Orange blossom, neroli, tangerine, oriental musk, jojoba oil.

 

November 10, 2016

An Empowered Woman - {Sisterhood perfumes}

  There is an aroma about an empowered woman that is undeniably attractive, yet has nothing to do with the stereotyped beauty and norms. She is dedicated to explore who she is, and is willing to stand up for herself and has the strength to go out and get it. Empowerment is a moment by moment journey by the decisions and action we make in the circumstances of our lives. If we, as women can make more decisions from a place of inner strength we will create a better, inspiring and more meaningful life.MORE.. View full article →