Beccah Posted May 10, 2013 Share Posted May 10, 2013 Rihla 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Magickal Meanings of Ingredients: 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. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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