15 Serenity - 静香
Water of Metal Element - Extreme Yin of Yang/Yin Element - Plant Self
Period of personality imprint - From the birth to 14 years, particularly during kindergarten to primary school.
Five Questions (Existential) - How Do You Feel?
Five Question (Metaphorical) - Every climate has its own challenges. What is your hardship?
A. Icy cold. Had to fend myself against neglect.
Therefore I need to find my peace in solitude.
Possible current condition - Prefer to be in isolation than in crowd.
Basic fear - Having to confront.
Basic inward desire - Receiving love without having to return.
Basic outward desire - Hopeful that change will come.
Positive personality characteristic - Ability to take care of self.
Negative personality characteristic - Appear to be aloof or uncaring
Intention of the perfume - I will find my peace in solitude
Chief = Siberia Pine - Pinus sylvestris - Pinaceae
Chief = Hinoki - Chamaecyparis obtusa - Cupressaceae
Minister = Sichuan pepper - Zanthoxylum bungeanum - Rutaceae
Assistant = Rhododendron - Rhododendron anthopogon - Ericaceae
Assistant = Honey - Apis mellifera - Beeswax
Assistant = Liquid Amber - Liquidamber orientalis - Altingiaceae
Messenger = Calendula - Calendula officinalis - Asteraceae
This formula is created with an image of being in a log cabin in snowy winter with enough fire and sustenance to survive till the spring saw.
Siberia Pine the first chief. It is the plant that grows in the coldest of place on earth. Soothing quietness of the scent aids in your breathing.
Hinoki the second chief. This Japanese cedar tree brings you the sense of serenity just as you are at a Zen garden.
Rhododendron is the minister. This Rhododendron comes from Himalaya. Used in Tibetan medicine, the plant’s message is coming home.
Sansho (Sichuan pepper) is the second minister. Sansho also comes from Himalaya. This wild pepper gives a gentle movement in otherwise very quiet formula
Liquid Amber and Honey are the assistant. Liquid Amber is a type of stylax that offers grounding without the heaviness, while Honey (bees wax) offers comfort from its sweetness.
A few words on this formula
As the Metal Element relates to air, conditions are easily identifiable with climates. Love and passion create heat, and without, the opposite. Man learns from the experience and he is a creature of habit. If his childhood family relationship was cold, distant and devoid of love, then he is more than likely to find his comfort in solitude.
It may not be his preference however, then he tries his best to give love that he never received in the family of his own.
The energy of Metal Element works in our lungs. It is the organ of exchange. We receive oxygen that plants created and give back carbon to them. It is far more important exhale - to give. Once you let go of the air you held, then inhalation - receiving is spontaneous and automatic.