Yemaya Perfume Oil $6.25$25.00

Yemaya Perfume Oil


Lady of the Ocean, Queen of Mothers, Mother of the Children of the Fishes. She is the River of Life, the ocean is her womb, and she is the mother of many of the Orishas. Yemaya shares the oceans with her lover / brother / son / brother-self, Olokun, and She governs the uppermost part of the waters where the sun’s rays mingle with Her waters to promote life and growth. Yemaya is everlasting, She is motherhood, the universal drive for the survival of a species, the procreative urge, the instinct of a mother protecting her young, and She is the governess of all life on Earth. She is the Most Fruitful of Women, and both She and Olokun are the protectors and benefactors of those who wish to conceive. Yemoya, being the mother of Shango, also has jurisdiction over rain and snow. She has seven roads and seven manifestations, all corresponding to the Seven Seas. She is the blood that pumps through our veins, and the sound of our blood rushing through our bodies is Her lullaby. She is in constant motion, never resting, ever vigilant and though she may seem calm on the surface, there is always activity within Her waters. The Great Mother possesses breathtaking beauty, patience and a gentle hand, yet She is also fearsome, temperamental, moody and stern. She nurtures her children, but She is also a disciplinarian. She is symbolized by the fish, mermaid, seagull, wharf rat, ibis, vulture and duck, and She shares the beauty of the peacock feather with Oshun. Her ofrenda is a bounty of melons and grapes, strewn with the petals of the flowers of motherhood, draped with sea mosses.

Est deus in nobis.

Presented in an amber apothecary vial..


  1. VetchVespers

    Wow. This one is a surprise. Cucumber-melon has always been one of my generic yuck scents, so I never would have ordered Yemaya, but ya know, this is really nice! 🙂 VERY melony but there’s enough floral to balance it out and make it distinct from your typical melon scent. I might have to keep a bit of this on hand for summer. Yum!

  2. Hellokoi

    Smells like I rubbed perfectly ripe, sticky, sweet, juicy cantaloupe all over myself.

  3. Alexandra

    This has become my go-to summer scent. It is a little overbearingly melon-y and sweet when wet, but over time it tones down and leaves a subtle but sweet fruity scent and with time the light, watery floral scents come out on me. I’ve found if I put it on before going into work, it still has a soft presence on me when I’m on my way home, which is awesome.

  4. tajishops

    When wet, this smells exactly like a watermelon jolly rancher. Now don’t get me wrong. I love watermelon jolly ranchers. I just don’t particularly want to smell like one.

    Fortunately this dissipates on drydown. It’s still melony, but not as in your face candy melony. And some of the flower notes start to come through.

    I like it. I don’t mind wearing it. I’ll finish it up. But I probably won’t buy it again.

  5. Shannon

    I have a sample of this and plan to buy the full size. Delicious. Sweet, juicy, melon deliciousness in a bottle. Not syrupy sweet – but definitely a bright, cheerful foodie melon scent to me. I have an LE of Selkie, and some of the tones are similar – but with this being just a bit more sweet and foodie (which to me is awesome!)

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