Civet

December 30, 2017 Laurent 0

Civet, castoreum, hyrax, ambergris, and honey are all animalic notes that titillate our most profound animal nature. Repulsive at first, these scents can become aphrodisiac Read More

Holy Cedar

December 9, 2017 Laurent 0

Holy Cedar, pride of the World, symbol of the righteous, you made the Temple of Jerusalem, built by Salomon. Your bark, rich in resin, was Read More

Sandalwood

November 19, 2017 Laurent 0

Sandalwood. Circled by venomous snakes, you are inaccessible to the mortals. Some say that like a wealthy king, you are also naturally surrounded by vicious Read More

Cucumber

August 5, 2017 Laurent 0

Cucumber. You are perhaps the oldest vegetable cultivated by humans, with your traces found in ancient sites older than 3,000 years. The Uruk King Gilgamesh Read More

The Coolest Herb

July 22, 2017 Laurent 0

Mint. In the Antiquity, your freshening smell was appreciated in funerals for covering the smell of decay and to prepare the kykeon, a psychoactive beverage Read More

Piper Nigrum

June 21, 2017 Laurent 0

Piper Nigrum or Black Pepper is native to the South-Western Province of Kerala in India, where it grows wild. The fruits of this flowering vine have Read More

Ambergris

June 11, 2017 Laurent 0

Ambergris. Like a bottle at sea, you carry a fragrant message to the World. Born in the entrails of a cachalot, you started your journey Read More

Her Majesty Jasmine

May 28, 2017 Laurent 0

Her Majesty Jasmine. The perfumer Edmond Roudnitska said once that “if Rose is the queen of the flowers, Jasmine is the queen of the fragrances.” Read More

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