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The length of a journey often depends on the desire of the traveler, and the 14th century Muslim explorer and scholar Ibn Battuta was a most resolute soul, considered one of the greatest and wide-ranging travelers of all time, visiting North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East. His thirty-year odyssey is recounted in the Rihla – an Arabic word for "journey" - and in it he reflected upon the many things he had never before seen, including such exotica as plums, watermelon, silk, and paper money. Having covered even more ground than Marco Polo, we thought he deserved a scented tribute to those travels: a lovely enticing fragrance with a heart of juicy plum framed by Indian sandalwood, frankincense, two types of Oud attar and a precious dusting of Arabian spice.


PLUM ~ Inspires & maintains love, protects dwelling against evil and intrusion.
INDIAN SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
FRANKINCENSE ~ Purification, consecration, protection, exorcism. Associated with silver and the moon.
OUD (Agarwood) ~ Love, aphrodisia, spirituality, health.
ARABIAN SPICES ~ Sexual stimulation, passion, lust, healing, protection, energy, creativity, psychic powers.


Created by: Mara Fox

Description: Julie (luna65)

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Epic Explorations collection, May 2013


Epic Explorations ~ It is perhaps a uniquely human characteristic to desire to traverse the limits of our place in space and time and enhance our accumulated knowledge…and whatever realms may exist elsewhere, you can be sure there will be those intrepid and curious individuals venturing forth to find out all they can. We salute and applaud those men and women who go above and beyond, inward and outbound, forward and back, with a special series of fragrances which we hope will also inspire our beloved customers to quest for discovery of all kinds and for the understanding gained by such endeavors which forever enhances civilization.

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