Over the next 8 weeks we will be exploring Oud wood and oil. Not the synthetics that are now a staple of mainstream perfumery; this series will go to the source of the oil itself.
A manuscript was published in Cologne in 1477. This tale became known in English as The Kings of Cologne.
For the 21st century version we have Lanier Smith as Jasper
Jordan River as Melchior and
Clayton Ilolahia as Balthazar.
This season this magi is presenting Noora, Nazareth and Gold to the baby Jesus, who is known as The Prophet Isa in the lands of frankincense and myrrh.
Ensar has been keeping his eye on a 60 year-old cultivated tree in Thailand that just recently began to show signs of readiness for harvest.
Arabian and Islamic Views on Fragrance Part 3
Clarifications and Quotes as well as various views from the west .
Many of you will be familiar with the smell of synthetic Oud in modern perfumes. This is not what we are talking about. We are talking about oud from nature, from a tree. Most of you would not have come across this smell in daily life unless you have spent some time in an Islamic culture. We will explore this culture today through the prism of scent.