Fragrances and Cultures

Henna - A Tradition and ArtHenna - A Tradition and Art

Fragrances and Cultures 03/31/14 13:26 (21 comments)

Your warm fragrance penetrates deep down the soul of your admirer
 Your stain is compelling to the eyes
 It sure is a meeting of the sight and smell For centuries Henna has been used in cosmetic and healing capacities, for celebrations of occasions, and to bring a cooling effect to the body. It's hard to tell its origins, but it is said that for centuries it has been used in South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East for adornment. The archeological records also... (more)

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

Flowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in IndiaFlowers in Traditions and Ceremonies in India

Fragrances and Cultures 01/02/14 05:04 (25 comments)

Flowers represent the country’s unity in the form of diversity, liveliness and generosity, providing it a rich cultural fragrance and values. A single flower or a bunch of flowers can gladden the mind and confer prosperity. In the various traditions flowers have forever been associated with the Creator, religion, worship with innumerable myths and legends across. Similarly, flowers have forever remained an integral part of culture. In every phase of life’s celebr... (more)

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."

Amber - Captured Sunshine

Amber - Captured SunshineFragrances and Cultures 01/23/12 13:56 (29 comments)

"Amber has not only been used as jewelry or in fragrances, but it has also been considered as a medicinal remedy for many diseases from ancient times till now."

Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!

Trick or Treat, keeping it sweet!Fragrances and Cultures 10/24/11 20:27 (12 comments)

Happy Halloween from Fragrantica!

Pomegranate - From The Gardens Of Paradise

Pomegranate - From The Gardens Of ParadiseFragrances and Cultures 10/18/11 12:10 (12 comments)

"Pomegranate and its leaves have been used in different religious ceremonies in ancient times."

Date: A Golden Harvest and a Fruit of Heaven

Date:  A Golden Harvest and a Fruit of HeavenFragrances and Cultures 08/19/11 18:33 (28 comments)

Dates are one of the most widely used fruits across the world and have a sweet taste that can be described as a mixture of honey and sugar syrup.

Ginger

GingerFragrances and Cultures 07/07/11 14:46 (12 comments)

Ginger in different cultures (tradition and cuisine).

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 (15 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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