eXPLORING MUSK

Musk makes its first appearance in the 6th Century, brought from India by Greek explorers. It was used for religious ceremonies and as a way to attract potential mates. Later, the Arabic and Byzantine perfumers perfected the art of capturing its aphrodisiac powers and musk’s popularity spread along the silk and spice routes. They developed …

Exploring Patchouli

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) is a bush that belongs to the mint family and grows mainly in India and western China. It has purple-white flowers, which are used for their strong aromatic scent. The leaves of this plant have been traditionally used as an ingredient in perfumes, incense sticks, soaps, cosmetics, and even medicines due to …