Tzadikim Nistarim Perfume Oil $6.25$25.00

Tzadikim Nistarim Perfume Oil


Also called the Lamed Vev, two letters in the Hebrew alphabet that translate to the number thirty-six. In this violent, ugly, strife-riddled world of ours there are thirty-six men, the Hidden Just Men or Hidden Saints, who bear on their shoulders the burden of all our pain, sorrows and sins. The Tzadikim Nistarim move in obscurity, and are usually found among the poor, the downtrodden and the meekest among us, and are chosen for this task because of their righteousness, stalwart sense of genuine justice, and the true goodness of their souls. When one of these men dies, God chooses another to take his place. It is for their sake and for love of them that God does not destroy His imperfect creation. As long as the Lamed Vav serves humanity, the world will continue to plod on, but once one of them dies and God cannot find another worthy to take his place, the world will be destroyed. In Qabala, the thirty-six men of the Tzadikim Nistarim together combine to symbolize the seventy-two bridges, corresponding to the seventy-two names of God, that connect the concealed and revealed worlds of our universe.

The scent is one of unadulterated spiritual purity, with a taste of the world’s eternal pathos, and the joy of suffering with grace: frankincense, olive, spikenard, hyssop and galangal.

Sin and Salvation

Presented in an amber apothecary vial.


  1. Johanna

    I did not really know what to expect from Tzadikim when I ordered it, but I got the full bottle anyway based on how strongly the description resonates with me. I still can’t pinpoint exact notes but my immediate reaction was “yes, this is correct.” Rabbis, Talmudic scholars studying dusty, cramped old libraries; date palms, olive groves, pomegranate trees, incense and spices of the ancient Near-East; a sort of calm acceptance and understanding of suffering. It does not relieve the burden of the weight of the world but it does strengthen the resolve to keep going.

  2. Gloame

    I really though patchouli when I first smelled this, but I suppose that’s frankinsense. It has an exotic, dry smell to it. Reminds me of desert nights and old religions.

    Unisex, dry, summer, hot.

  3. Regina

    This delicious scent is sort of hard to describe — it’s not floral, herbal, gourmand, musky….it’s in a class of its own. It’s warm and on the sweet side without being cloying, and if you’ll forgive the synesthestic description, it smells like the clear tone of a golden bell. It blends in really well with a natural skin scent, especially on rainy days, and makes you smell like you’re just warm, glowing, sweet, and clean. It’s my favorite scent in the entire BPAL catalogue.

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