January 30, 2010

Balsamo Della Mecca- La Via de Profumo

A long lasting, intense, almost masculine combination of labdanum and frankincense, this is a union between the traditional ambiance of sacred interior spaces and an intoxicating great-outdoors atmosphere of aromatic resins and balsams exuded by mountainside plants.  Softening subtle notes of Tonka, tobacco, damask rose, and tuberose round out its strength.  Hand-made in Italy with natural ingredients, this is a cross of traditional Arabian perfume aesthetics, with its strong sense of the sacred, and the deeply wild quality of natural ingredients which seem to have been used in a more unadulterated, unfiltered and powerful form than what we usually experience. 

Above photo from Abdes Salam Attar, Perfume Composer  Profumo "Scents of the Soul"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lucy,

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