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Ancient Egypt…the very definition of mystery and astonishing wealth to history buffs the world over, and its evolution into a cultural mania began with the discoveries of archaeologist Howard Carter, who entered the profession at the tender age of 17 and immediately proved himself an innovator in regards to field work methodology. But Carter is most well-known for his excavation in 1922 of the nearly-intact tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings. In that fateful moment when upon the precipice of a life-changing discovery, he was asked by his patron Lord Carnavon if he could see anything beyond the as-yet unopened doorway of the tomb and Carter replied, "Yes, wonderful things." This is an olfactory portrait of that famed land in fertile times: a fresh floral with Blue Lotus blossom and Pink Lotus absolute ornamenting a crown of numerous varieties of myrrh and cardamom with accents of balsam of Gilead and the golden glow of light honey and a pinch of cassia.

 

LOTUS ~ No man can refuse the woman who wears this; lovers reunited, protection. Symbolizes intellect, mental energies and illumination. Inspiration, clarity, purification.
MYRRH ~ Stimulating, soothing. Powerful guard against evil.
CARDAMOM ~ Lust, love.
BALSAM OF GILEAD ~ Fertility, purification, strength, rejuvenation, calming and soothing, healing, protection, money, long life.
HONEY ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment.
CASSIA ~ 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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