LadyVictoria Posted May 4, 2011 Share Posted May 4, 2011 Rose of Shrewsbury A favorite confection dating back to the 1500s, the town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire was famed for their delicately rose flavored cakes (which have more the consistency of what Yanks would call a cookie); and as well as being introduced to Colonial society by First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams, the delicacy was also given further fame in William Congreve's play The Way of the World. Our version is a lovely gourmand with a sheer whisper of floral...tangy light Sweetheart Roses and nutmeg are folded into distilled butter extract and coconut cream, then finished with a touch of fluffy cocoa butter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: SWEETHEART ROSES ~ Self-confidence, strong aphrodisiac properties, attracts affection & love, fertility, divination/clairvoyance. NUTMEG ~ Strengthens clairvoyance, luck, money, health, fidelity. BUTTER ~ Nurturing, soothing, eases troubled relationships. Goddess energy. COCOA BUTTER ~ Lightens emotions, evokes feelings of love. COCONUT CREAM ~ Protection, purification, receptivity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hmmm.. on my at first application it smells like Vicks, then it turns into a soft nutmeg bathed in powdery sugar, which is probably the coconut cream.Will wait and see what else comes out, but for me the nutmeg is very prominent. My sister said I smelled like Christmas. Not bad. Wait there's something else that is poking through.. cocoa butter and butter.. and a small , very small hint of floral.My skin doesn't hang on to florals tho- but wait.. Mother May I! The floral is popping through..Okay here is what I am feeling. It's when I go into a bakery and they sell hot cocoa with whipped cream.After you drink your cocoa and eat your pastry and are out the door, you catch a sniff of the beautiful floral arrangement they have on the cake counter.OMG I just described my favorite cozy coffee house/bakery/ cottage/bookstoreThe Aroma Cafe and Tea Company!!Mara you are a GENIUS!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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