A yummy-smelling holiday pastry-ish treat in celebration of Purim. Fruits, butter, sugar and spices.
Contains a melange of all the delicious ingredients that go into making this beloved holiday treat. A mixture of fruits on a warm pastry shell.
We based our perfume formulation off of several wonderful recipes included in the book, "A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking", by baker/journalist Marcy Goldman. Visit Marcy's site: www.BetterBaking.com
In honor of the Purim tradition of giving, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle of our Hamantaschen Perfume will go to Chai Lifeline.
(Chai Lifeline is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping children suffering from serious illness as well as their family members.)
Purim is a rabbinically ordained Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman's plot to annihilate all of them in the ancient Persian Empire as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. The Jews were in the Babylonian captivity becuase Babylonia had destroyed Solomon's Temple and dispersed the defeated Jews of the Kingdom of Judah. Babylonia was in turn conquered by Persia. Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Book of Esther, giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor, and a celebratory meal (Esther 9:22); other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.
From The History of Purim from www.theholidayspot.com:
Mordechai thereupon sent letters to all the Jews, calling upon them to observe the fourteenth and the fifteenth of Adar, "the days wherein the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned for them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a good day; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions (mishloach manot) one to another and gifts to the poor (matanot la'evyonim)" (Esther 9:22).
Some of the nicest traditions of Purim are matanot laevyonim, the giving of gifts to the poor, and mishloach manot, the giving of gifts of food to friends and family.
Purim is known as a time of delicious smells emanating from the kitchen from the baking of the delicious sweets and goodies. Hamantaschen, a Purim cookie named for the three-cornered hat that Haman wore, is one of the favorites.
- Created By: Mara Fox & Marcy Goldman
Magickal Meanings of Ingredients:
BUTTER ~ Nurturing, soothing, eases troubled relationships.
SUGAR ~ Attracts love, luck, sweetness, riches.