Balbec’s second vibrational fragrance explores frequencies of benevolent connection. In such a fragrance sandalwood (Santal album) would ideally find its place. It is warm, grounding, and expansive in the base chord, and the wood note is also a tenacious fixative in the realm of natural perfumery where ephemeral sillage can be a challenge. However here sandalwood is absent, but its story helps us consider how we choose to connect. Ultimately all ingredients are also educators-- signals to the body and mind of the powers of attunement.
Krishnamurti observed that “We are second-hand people. We have lived on what we have been told, either guided by our inclinations, our tendencies, or compelled to accept by circumstances and environment. We are the result of all kinds of influences, and there is nothing new in us, nothing that we have discovered for ourselves: nothing original, pristine, clear”