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Understanding Vanilla Magic

A warming, stimulating scent, vanilla has been associated with the qualities of passion, pleasure, and indulgence since the time of the Aztecs.

Used by the Aztecs for centuries, vanilla quickly became popular in Europe when it was brought back from Mexico by the Spanish. Vanilla is a member of the orchid family, and is also known as Aztec Orchid. The Aztecs associated it with love, and in Europe vanilla soon developed a reputation as a potent aphrodisiac, being worn behind the ears to attract lovers. Vanilla was thought to stimulate appetites in both women and men, and apparent proof of this was that the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma kept 300 wives.

Universal Scent

Vanilla has a near universal appeal, which is reflected in its use as one of the most popular flavourings in the world. The scent of vanilla also has the power to stimulate feelings of warmth and comfort. In more recent times its sweet scent has become primarily used for love spells in candles, joss sticks, oil burners and charm bags. Vanilla is a popular flavourings and scent, and can also be used in love spells.

The Significance of Your Ingredients

Vanilla is only really used in magical traditions for attracting love. The scent is powerful enough to use by itself, or its properties can be enhanced alongside other classic love spell ingredients.

  • Vanilla – This sweet, lingering scent is thought to be an aphrodisiac and can enhance your mood.
  • Rose – A classic flower of love, the scent of rose has long been associated with love and with Venus, the Roman love goddess.
  • Sandalwood – The sensual scent of sandalwood has been used for centuries in India as an aphrodisiac.
  • Shells – Shells are sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek love goddess, and are often used in magic talismans to attract love.

Rose are sacred to the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans).

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. A hearwarming post. Vanilla is a wonderful scent. Great post. Thank you.🌺🌼🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Vanilla has long since been a favourite for men everywhere thanks to its creamy, mouth-watering aroma. This is mostly due to the fact that smelling it reminds boys of food and instantly makes them feel excited. The soft, musky aromas are also said to rate highly with the fellas as it’s warm and comforting.

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      1. Fascinating info. Thank you! I did not know all this great details. 🌼❤

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  2. ascott4321 says:

    Love vanilla! I feel its my go to scent. Also, 300 wives is alot !! Wow 🤪

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    1. GS says:

      Haha yea 300 phew

      It is a fact that vanilla was always closely related to love. We have forgotten it but all traditions –be it aztec, european or indian- inevitably associated vanilla to love and pleasure. The orchid, which gives us the vanilla pod, comes from the Greek « orchis » meaning « testicle » whilst the word « vanilla » itself probably comes from « vaina » which is a Latin deformation of « vagina ». The Spanish, who always knew the crafts of Love, as soon as they discovered it linked it to sexuality.

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  3. Liz says:

    I like vanilla. I received vanilla body cream last year and it is certainly a lovely sweet smell.

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    1. GS says:

      It is soothing and relaxing

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      1. Liz says:

        Yes it is. I found that a surprising feeling, as someone who associates using lavender to help me feel relaxed.

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      2. GS says:

        It’s a superb scent. Vanilla essential oils have a number of uses, including relieving PMS symptoms, fighting infection, boosting libidio, lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and reducing depression. With those uses and the warm, comforting scent of vanilla, can you imagine anything more relaxing?

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