Fragrances and Cultures

Sight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the DarkSight Unseen: The Power of Scent in the Dark

Fragrances and Cultures 12/19/14 04:50 (13 comments)

In the past few years, it’s become more common for me to buy a gift of fragrance for my brother at Christmas time. He’s one of those rare individuals who isn’t completely invested into scents the way so many of us are, but is completely open to experiencing the huge array of offerings out there. And yet, he also knows a thing or two. He knows, for instance, that some scents are just not for him. He may not have developed the vocabulary that some of us in this realm h... (more)

"I’d hope to be as objective as possible, but there is no denying the fact that we are just naturally drawn to some smells more than others."

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Five: GoldTwin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Five: Gold

Fragrances and Cultures 12/01/14 21:48 (8 comments)

Why is there almost universal reverence for the color gold? Is it because of the almost automatic attachment we have to that rare and valued metal that shares its name? Does it stem from an ancient reverence we have for the power of the sun and the golden, life-giving light it produces? Many of perfume’s natural essences, when distilled, range in color from a clear liquid, to a dark amber, usually resting somewhere between in the coloration known to us as “gold." ... (more)

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

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)

"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)

".. 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: Part Four: Fire

Twin Perceptions: Color and Scent: Part Four: 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

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Cinnamon:  A Sweet Western TraditionCinnamon: A Sweet Western Tradition

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Spicy Cinnamon in AsiaSpicy Cinnamon in Asia

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Wild Strawberry in RussiaWild Strawberry in Russia

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Jasmine in Different CulturesJasmine in Different Cultures

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