When you make artisan magical anointing oils, you can be let down by the bottle you store it in – enter violet flame glass…

Lately I’ve been hard at work perfecting my Royal Crown of Success Oil. I wanted to make sure that I got it just right. I blended, tweaked, researched until I could hardly keep my eyes open. The midnight oil was well and truly burned.

Finally I arrived at what I thought to be THE ultimate formula.

My Royal Crown of Success Oil is based on the anointing oil used for the coronation of the British monarch. The history of using anointing oils for consecrating kings and priests goes back to Moses being given the recipe by God himself.

Through history, the tradition and recipe passed down through the Egyptians and remained unchanged until the coronation of Charles I in 1626, after Elizabeth I complained to her maids, saying “Away! The oil is stinking!”

Charles I therefore set to having a more nasal friendly ungent produced, and this has survived to this day, and will be used at the coronation of the next monarch.

Occasionally it is found to have dried to the point that only a tiny amount remains at which point the perfumier uses that to feed the new batch, the same way a sourdough baker would take dough from an aged batch to produce a superior product.

But enough of the oil – once I’d crafted that, it needed a suitably noble vessel to offer it in. Step forward, from many years ago, violet glass…

Violet glass was used by the Egyptians, along with gold glass to store their most treasured possessions around 1550 B.C. Such is the magick of this glass, that it not only keeps the contents at the original state indefinitely, it has actually been found to improve said contents … This is achieved by blocking destructive light from passing through the glass.

For some reason, violet glass fell out of wide spread use for centuries, although its value was known and revered by alchemists in the Middle Ages, and it seems its properties were a closely guarded secret. Possibly the cost put it beyond it being an everyday commodity. Whatever the reason, it started to be produced industrially in small quantities by artisans, who recognized the amazing properties this glass possesses.

So this is what I’ve decided to use for my oil, and you can be assured that you will be buying a premium product in premium packaging. I would describe it as a marriage made in Aaru, the Egyptian version of Heaven (Also known as The Elysian Fields in Greek mythology).

I have to admit to being quite tempted by the Egyptian gold option too, so it’s likely that if you wish to purchase this oil in a larger size, the 30 ml size will be offered with that as a choice.

And it’s infinitely more affordable than spritzing yourself with the perfume blended by Roja, which is said to be the closest a perfumier has come to the same precious oil in fragrance. If you fancy trying that, it will set you back around £795, but at least the promotional bottle is quite impressive … It needs to be.


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