This dual-natured element is fluid and dynamic, yielding but powerful, capable of both calm and rage. As the ultimate source of life, water is often represented as the prima material; the universal womb. However, as it can nurture, so too does it have the power to destroy. As a symbol of both life and death, water is often used in ceremonies of “rebirth,” where one washes away the old, and emerges as something new.
Fresh Water is classified as a base note in perfumery – basically, the scent lasts a long time.