April Showers Bring May Flowers: Celebrate with Becker Eshaya fragrances

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Becker Eshaya fragrancesThe flower for the month of May is the iconic lily of the valley, whose flowers look like little white bells. Becker Eshaya fragrances capture the lily of the valley’s scent and pair it with notes of rose Damascena, Italian mandarin and pink peony. There’s no better way to welcome the spring season.

The Symbolism Behind the Lily of the Valley

Also called “Our Lady’s (or Mary’s) tears,” “May lily,” “May bells” or the “ladder to heaven,” the lily of the valley has a rich mythology and symbolism. The Bible refers to the flower as a symbol of Christ’s second coming. Legends also state that the lilies sprang up from the ground when the Virgin Mary wept during Jesus’ crucifixion. In religious paintings, the flower is often a symbol of humility.

The lily of the valley in Germanic mythology is often associated with Ostara, the goddess of spring. As a symbol of life, the blooming of the lily’s flowers herald the feast of this goddess. The Germanic tradition also sees its white color and sweet fragrance as a symbol of Ostara’s humility and purity.

Symbolically, the lily of the valley represents the return of happiness. Some legends state that this flower had an affection for a nightingale that would not return to the woods to visit the lily until it bloomed in May. The scientific name of this flower, majalis or maialis, means “of or belonging to May.”

With the scent of lily of the valley, Becker Eshaya fragrances have captured happiness and hope in a bottle with the Eau de Parfum Spray. Welcome these virtues into your own life, and let the scent help you embrace the season.

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