quinta-feira, dezembro 21, 2006

Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh - 3 Fragrances Fit for Royalty

By Mark David Boberick

Gold Man & Gold Woman

Gold. The first, and finest gift of the Magi – and one of the most luxurious products of Mother Earth. Reserved for royalty in ancient times and still a symbol of wealth and power, today, Gold is the ultimate. Gold is King.

Keiko Mecheri

From the Latin name for Frankincense, Olibanum – Keiko Mecheri’s spicy incense fragrance is a knock-out on multiple levels. The star is of course, the second gift of the Magi, frankincense. This aromatic resin from the Boswellia tree has been used for fragrant purposes for more than 5000 years. Frankincense comes from the southeast portion of the Arabian Peninsula, presently occupied by the Sultanate of Oman

La Myrrhe
Serge Lutens

The third gift of the Magi is the mysterious myrrh. Excised from the trunk of a small, thorny tree that grows in the arid and rocky North African soil, Myrrh was a staple in ancient ritual and healing for thousands of years. At times throughout ancient history, when its sources became even more scarce than normal, its value surpassed that of gold. The sweet, pungent smell of myrrh has no equal. (clique aqui para ler o artigo completo)

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