GHAZAL - 2021 Small Batch Vintage with House Distillation of Cedrus Libani

Cedar of Lebanon 
Royal Arabian Incense Blend 
Vintage Mysore Sandalwood 
Vintage Ambergris 

A devotional fragrance of sacred nature and supreme beauty. Cedar of Lebanon is the crown jewel of this one of a kind composition - a rare and sacred essence no longer used in perfumery since the primeval forests were decimated thousands of years ago.  The oil possesses the organic compound himachalene in astonishing proportions, and it is this rare compound which conveys the aromatic, healing and even magical capabilities of cedrus libani.

House of Matriarch has been planting cedrus libani trees across various parts of the western USA to help replenish the species.  A 2019 house distillation of storm strewn branches and cones from nearby specimen plantings were gathered and distilled by Christi - yielding just enough oil to blend a very small batch of GHAZAL. 

Ghazal 838

if you pass your night
and merge it with dawn
for the sake of heart
what do you think will happen

if the entire world
is covered with the blossoms
you have labored to plant
what do you think will happen

if the elixir of life
that has been hidden in the dark
fills the desert and towns
what do you think will happen

if because of
your generosity and love
a few humans find their lives
what do you think will happen

if you pour an entire jar
filled with joyous wine
on the head of those already drunk
what do you think will happen

go my friend
bestow your love
even on your enemies
if you touch their hearts
what do you think will happen

- Rumi, Fountain of Fire

Translated by Nader Khalili