Fragrances and Cultures

Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Time of Alexander (Part 4)Ancient Fragrant Lore: The Time of Alexander (Part 4)

Fragrances and Cultures 09/29/14 13:08 (18 comments)

"He does not pour the rosy dew from vulgar bottles; this is already done and befitting the olden days; but during dinner, suddenly you see launched in the air a white dove with impregnated feathers in finer scents, hich recently distilled and scattered far into the room via its rapid flight a balmy rain floods the entire floor. Receiving on my part a real flood of Ambrosia, I excite the neighbor's vivid jealousy." — Alexis, poet, 3rd cen... (more)

"Fragrance was the touch which brought everything to that peak of Bacchic revel that consolidated the exaggeration of baroque..."

Ancient Fragrant Lore: Of Classical Values (Part 3)Ancient Fragrant Lore: Of Classical Values (Part 3)

Fragrances and Cultures 08/24/14 19:37 (7 comments)

"Here first she bathes; and round her body pours Soft oils of fragrance, and ambrosial show'rs."   — Homer, "The Iliad", XIV rhapsody, 8th century BC "The newly weds do not need to use perfumes because the sweetest emanations rise off their persons."    — Xenophon, "The Banquet", 5th century BC "Take care that the good scent of his scent does not highlight the bad scent of his lif... (more)

".. enjoy all things, including fragrance, in a manner that you control, lest they end up controlling you."

Ancient Fragrant Lore: the Embrace of the Aegean (Part 2)

Ancient Fragrant Lore: the Embrace of the Aegean (Part 2)Fragrances and Cultures 07/22/14 16:28 (10 comments)

"Greece naturally cast an eye into the aromatics of its own soil—herbal, tangy, austere and sensual in equal measure."

Ancient Fragrant Lore: from Egypt to the Eastern Mediterranean

Ancient Fragrant Lore: from Egypt to the Eastern MediterraneanFragrances and Cultures 06/27/14 15:08 (15 comments)

"The mysteries of ancient perfumery hold plenty of fascination for contemporary perfume lovers as well as endless research potential."

Chutneys: Enjoy The Magic of Mix-In-The-Mouth

Chutneys: Enjoy The Magic of Mix-In-The-MouthFragrances and Cultures 05/09/14 15:59 (21 comments)

The flavor and smell of Indian chutneys.

Henna - A Tradition and Art

Henna - A Tradition and ArtFragrances and Cultures 03/31/14 13:26 (21 comments)

For centuries Henna has been used in cosmetic and healing capacities ...

Flowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in India

Flowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in IndiaFragrances and Cultures 01/02/14 05:04 (25 comments)

Nothing in India happens without flowers ...

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Fire

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: FireFragrances and Cultures 10/08/13 12:30 (6 comments)

Part four in artist John Biebel's exploration of color and scent

Birch

BirchFragrances and Cultures 07/21/13 08:20 (15 comments)

"Many rituals of people living in the birch distribution area are connected to the birch tree."

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Three: Black Lily

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Three: Black LilyFragrances and Cultures 07/13/13 16:17 (12 comments)

The third installment in artist John Biebel's series exploring the connections between color and scent

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Two: A Blue Mood

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Two: A Blue MoodFragrances and Cultures 06/25/13 12:46 (12 comments)

The second installment in artist John Biebel's series exploring the connections between color and scent

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent, Part One: The Scarlet Trumpet

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent, Part One: The Scarlet TrumpetFragrances and Cultures 06/15/13 16:21 (30 comments)

The first in artist John Biebel's series exploring the connections between color and scent

Steeped in Christmas

Steeped in ChristmasFragrances and Cultures 12/18/12 16:38 (12 comments)

Christmas celebration in Greece.

Pear Tree

Pear TreeFragrances and Cultures 02/26/12 12:24 (9 comments)

"Like other fruit woods, pear wood smells slightly sweet and dense."

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01/23/12 13:56 (29 comments)

Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!

10/24/11 20:27 (15 comments)

Pomegranate - From The Gardens Of ParadisePomegranate - From The Gardens Of Paradise

10/18/11 12:10 (12 comments)

Date:  A Golden Harvest and a Fruit of HeavenDate: A Golden Harvest and a Fruit of Heaven

08/19/11 18:33 (28 comments)

GingerGinger

07/07/11 14:46 (12 comments)

Cinnamon:  A Sweet Western TraditionCinnamon: A Sweet Western Tradition

06/25/11 11:51 (10 comments)

Spicy Cinnamon in AsiaSpicy Cinnamon in Asia

06/25/11 11:51 (9 comments)

Peony - Good Fortune, Compassion, NobilityPeony - Good Fortune, Compassion, Nobility

06/11/11 00:00 (17 comments)

Wild Strawberry in RussiaWild Strawberry in Russia

06/03/11 12:11 (25 comments)

Jasmine in Different CulturesJasmine in Different Cultures

05/18/11 15:32 (39 comments)

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