Camphor Tree

Camphor Tree. Cousin of cinnamon and laurel, you are a sacred tree in the Far East. Your hardwood makes the most precious trunks,  protecting their content against all sort of pests. Your white crystallized blood, called camphor, was once upon a time a very precious substance. Without you, battlefields would have been covered with smoke, billiard…

Summer Discoveries

Our family summer holidays is ending up today, and we are really thankful to have spent two exceptional weeks in Italy. Besides the wonderful tourist spots which we truly enjoyed, despite the crowd and heat, we also spent enough time searching for the best perfumery shops (profumeria) in Florence, Rome and Venice. We have not been…