The Perfumed Chamber; what an evocative description. These words sent me trawling through the Pali Canon and translations of Sanskrit to discover where and what this place was. In the modern way I was able to talk with scholars via email to fact-check and confirm just what The Perfumed Chamber was and is today.
Fasten your web-belts dear readers. Tonight we are journeying across the web for A Series of Sandalwood Dreams. Let’s see if these dreams take us to a heightened sense of reality over the next 8 nights. Observant readers may be able to sample via a draw something very special somewhere along this journey.
Two new releases are expected from Neela Vermeire Creations this year. One will be launched this weekend. We will take a look at that new release on Friday.
In the meantime let’s have a waft of Trayee from the range released last year.
It’s all Good News here on The Fragrant Man; an antidote to the nightly news, an Oasis of Peace, Love and Perfume.
The demise of Mysore Sandalwood from India is well documented. The root stock of the Mysore variety, Santalum album was planted in Australian plantations sometime ago and is now being sustainably harvested.
Laurie Erickson, the perfumer, has taken an unusual turn with vetiver, pairing it with a succulent blood orange and the soft florals of jasmine sambac and osmanthus absolute…and catch my while I faint, Mysore sandalwood.