6.23.2009

Aegean Sea. Immense light blue









Greece Islands

6.22.2009

Midnight Poison by Chistian Dior.


TOP NOTES : Rose and Patchouli.

HEART NOTES : Rose Absolute and Tonka Bean.

BASE NOTES : Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, Labdanum and Amber.


Une histoire de Chypre (a creation for Aedes de Venustas) by Molinard


Created: 2008

For: Women

type: Chypre - Floral

availability: US only







Story
In September of 2006 Karl Bradl and Robert Gerstner, co-owners of Aedes de Venustas, had lunch with Molinard’s Dominique Camilli. Minutes melted into hours and at the end of the meal, the three agreed to work together on a fragrance. A trip to Grasse shortly followed and Une Histoire de Chypre was born. The fragrance was fashioned from an original Molinard chypre formula dating back to the twenties. This exclusive ‘vintage’ creation is only available in Aedes’ store in NYC and on : aedes.com
Description
The scent opens with refreshing notes of citrus, neroli and galbanum. The floral heart mingles rose, jasmine and iris. The base mixes patchouli, oak moss, musk and amber.

top notes:
Bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli, Galbanum.


heart note:
Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose, Iris.


base note:
Patchouli, Oakmoss, Musks, Amber

6.21.2009

Balm of Gilead.



Jer 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?
James 5:14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him an
d anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.
Song 4:1 Your hair is like a flock of goats desce
nding from Mount Gilead .





A small shrubby tree with beautiful flowers with a soft honey-like scent grows in Gilead. This shrub, a likely candidate for the Rose of Sharon is the rock rose Cistus Creticus. In ancient times, the gum that exudes from this plant was collected from the hair of goats that had browsed among the bushes. The hair of the bride (symbol of her natural strength) is likened to the hair of goats with this fragrance attached to it. This seems to indicate that the Bride has the healing anointing upon her head. Along with the Cistus bushes, balsam trees are also native to the Gilead area.


Goat with labdanum in its heir. Today in farm of labdanum ( Northern Crete - Sises Rethimno ).

In Gilead and East Mediterraneo sprouts only Cistus Creticus.

PXA 2009 Conference & Workshops Speakers

Speakers

Our speakers are industry experts as well as personalities chosen from a variety of backgrounds, to offer conference attendees the broadest possible view on the stet of the industry and the way we can improve it.

The best way to foresee our industry's future is to build it!

The economic crisis may feel like a disaster to many, but it’s more like an announced hurricane. It has landed, winds are still strong and damaging but it will pass. Many people will be wounded, some bankrupt but the world's economy is not collapsing.
It is maybe too early to rebuild but as most of you are sticking your heads in the sand like us in Florida when a hurricane passes over our homes. You now have the time to think, keep eyes and ears open to possible solutions so that we may rebuild stronger.

Take a proactive approach and come to PXA. We have solutions that we want to share with you.

Bernard Pommier
Our experts in many fields will lecture you and conduct workshops


Rochelle Bloom (Fragrance Foundation) Session "State of the industry"

Karen Dubin (Sniffapalooza) Session " What Consumers Want?"
Karen Adams (Sniffapalooza) Session " What Consumers Want?"

Bernard Pommier (Anything Marketing) "Publicity the other advertising"

Reinier Mesritz (Mesritz LLC) "Marketing in tough economic times"
Bruno Queyrel (Nextrade) "Marketing in tough economic times"...

Daniel Laury (LSF Interactve) "Online Marketing How to make it work?"
Alex Pommier (Pommier LLC) "New Channels of distribution".

Patrick Etchaubard (Beaute Marketing) "Better packaging More Sales

Sue Phillips Fragrance Marketing in the "NOW"

6.20.2009

Today : The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum.


Labdanum - Cistus and Ancient Greece.

HERODOTUS (484 BC– 425 BC) THALIA 112.

"Ledanum, which the Arabs call ladanum, is procured in a yet stranger fashion. Found in a most inodorous place, it is the sweetest-scented of all substances. It is gathered from the beards of he-goats, where it is found sticking like gum, having come from the bushes on which they browse. It is used in many sorts of unguents, and is what the Arabs burn chiefly as incense.


Herodotus worl
d:


Doctor:






1.HIPPOCRATES( 460 BC - 370 BC).
Hippocrates of Cos II or Hippokrates of Kos "father of medicine"









2.THEOPHRASTUS ( 371 – c. 287 BC).
His two surviving botanical works, Enquiry into Plants and On the Causes of Plants, were an important influence on medieval science.








3.GAIUS
OR CAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS, (AD 23 – August 24, AD 79).
Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient author, naturalist or natural philosopher and naval and military commander of some importance who wrote Naturalis Historia.








4.PEDANIOS DIOSKURIDES. 1o AC









5.CELSUS ( 1nd century ).
Celsus Greek philosopher and opponent of Christianity. He is known to us mainly through the reputation of his literary work, The True Word.








6.GALEN (AD 129 –ca. 200 or 216).
Galen was a prominent ancient Greek physician, whose theories dominated Western medical science for well over a millennium.



Milan fashion week 2009


Milano.


6.19.2009

Tomorrow : The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum.



The history of perfume in Greece is both important and dramatic. There are many stories and fables about how perfume came into existence in ancient Greece. Through Greek mythology there are tales of how the goddesses gave beautiful scent to the natural world. Venus, for example, is said to given the myrtle bush the fragrance it has today. The myrtle supposedly hid Venus from the view of satyrs when she was bathing at the edge of a lake one day. Venus was so thankful to the bush that she awarded it the scent is now has.

Another story tells of Esmina being turned into a tree for committing a great sin. Esmina cried over her punishment and the goddesses felt sorry for her. They decided to be lenient and reduce the punishment. Esmina was still to be a tree, but a sweet smelling tree, the myrrh. This particular tree "cries" and produces an aromatic resin, supposedly the tears of Esmina, which is still used in the manufacture of incense and perfumes today.

Probably the greatest story in Greek mythology concerning perfume is the story of Venus and the rose. The rose is said to have originally been white and without any scent at all, until Venus was pricked by the thorn from a rosebush. The goddess dyed the rose with her blood, making it red. The story goes that Cupid then fell in love with the flower and kissed it, giving the rose the aroma of love.

Myths and legends aside, perfume has always been important in Greek culture. It was originally made by boiling the petals of flowers, although other ingredients were soon used, such as herbs and oils, which were imported from Arabia. An an
cient Greek lady named Lais of Corinth, who was extremely wealthy, created her own perfume. She may have been the first to develop a perfume in this way in ancient Greece and although she listed the ingredients as being only orange blossom and oyster shells, the perfume has never been successfully duplicated.

However, not everyone in ancient Greece was a fan of perfume. The expense of importing oils from Arabia saw some try to get the use of perfume banned. Socrates was also quite critical of the use of perfume, especially amongst men, saying that it made free men smell the same as a slave.


But once it had begun, the peoples' love of perfume couldn't be stopped. It seemed everyone was using it and even the lowest wanted to get in on the act. A man who lived in squalor, some say even living in a barrel, Diogenes, reportedly perfumed his feet in order to breathe in the scent as it rose from the ground. A desire for perfume was spreading and the need to produce it and market it would only become more urgent as time went on.

Today perfume is widely used the world over and arguably no more so in Greece than anywhere else. Greek perfume does still have something that other perfumes don't, of course, and that is the universal name of love. The goddess of love. Aphrodite. The goddess Aphrodite does have a perfume named after her, sold with the qualities of passion and sensuality, and today we are encouraged to believe that through the use of perfumes and other cosmetics any woman can be a goddess. There's also a Greek perfume named after
the goddess Venus, so consumers can choose the kind of goddess they would rather be, or choose the perfume to suit their own personalities.

So any woman can be a goddess. True. Any woman will smell like a goddess when she uses a good perfume, and she will inevitably feel more like a goddess.

The legacy the ancient Greeks left us through their love of fragrances and beauty, even down to the delicately carved bottles they kept their perfumes in, has sur
ely shaped the importance we place on scent today.

KORRES - New Fragrance 2009

From homeopathic remedies to natural products
Korres Natural Products is a Greek company with roots in Athens' first ever Homeopathic Pharmacy. Set up in 1996 with the aim to utilise its extensive scientific resources for the creation of beneficial and safe products, the company today offers a complete skin and hair care range, make-up, sun care products and herbal preparations. A team of experienced scientists worked closely to make this happen, sharing common goals and values.
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Saffron Amber,Agarwood, Cardamom
fragrance

100 mL e 3.38 Fl. Oz.













More in Site http://www.korres.com.....
Our products->What's new!->Korres Fragrances->Saffron amber_Agarwood_Cardamon


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Rose wood, Blackcurrant, Cyclamen
fragrance

100 mL e 3.38 Fl. Oz.












More in Site : http://www.korres.com....
Our products->What's new!->Korres Fragrances->Rose wood_Blackcurrant_Cyclamen

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Pepper, Jasmine, Gaiac wood oil, Passion fruit
fragrance

100 mL e 3.38 Fl. Oz.













More in Site : http://www.korres.com....
Our products->What's new!->Korres Fragrances->Pepper_Jasmine_Gaiac wood_Passion fruit

6.18.2009

Saturday June 20, 2009 : The official opening of the New Acropolis Museum



Perfume In Ancient Greece

Web site....
Perfume was central to ancient Greek life. It was linked to beauty which was inextricably linked with divinity. Learn more.

Perfume has been
a desired commodity since ancient times and many of the techniques used are still used to some degree today. When looking at ancient attitudes towards perfume it is surprising to discover how much it actually reflects the expectations of it in the modern day. To understand the nature of it in Ancient Greece, historians rely upon written sources, excavated mosaics and other pictorial representations and artifacts such as perfume bottles. From these items, lots can be determined about the function, importance and production of it in ancient Greece.

The art of perfu
me making began in the island such as Crete and other Greek colonies. It was brought to the agora or marketplace and sold from stalls. The ancient Greeks quickly began to experiment with them, and created their own extraction techniques which incorporated boiling herbs and flower petals. These methods isolated the required plant ingredients and then perfumes were made by infusing the extracted scents in oils. The process was a simple version of modern techniques but could create as wide a variety of them as can be enjoyed today.

The ingredients were mainly homegrown flowers such as iris and marjoram, roses, lilies, and violets. Herbs and spices such as sage and cumin were also used. Incense and myrrh were seen as decadent and were perfume ingredients reserved for gods until the 4th century when there was a shift in tastes, ideology and availability. Like other ancient civilization, the ancient Greeks imported oriental essences to create more exotic perfumes. However, unlike other civilizations, they kept them mainly for their own use, rather than for export.

Perfume was central to ancient Greek life. It was so popular that the politician Solon temporarily banned the use of it to prevent an economic crisis. It was at the centre of hospitality, wealth, status, daily life and even philosophy. It was seen as erotic, mystical and spiritual. It was linked to beauty which was inextricably linked with divinity. The origins of perfume and perfumery are interwoven with Greek mythology. In Homeric tradition, the Olympian gods taught perfumery to people. The colour and scent of the rose is attributed to events surrounding Venus and Cupid.

Perfume was worn by both men and women and was central to cult worship as it was seen as pleasing to the gods and able to win their favour. It covered the scent of sacrifices during ceremonies, and was used as a good omen for marriage and childbirth. Babies were anointed with it for good health. It was also central to death. Perfumed libations were carried at the front of the funeral procession. Bodies were burned wrapped in perfumed shrouds which were thought to help secure a happy afterlife. Other bodies were buried with containers of i
t, again as offerings to the gods.

Perfume was
also integral to cleanliness, and used in elaborate bathing rituals by both men and women. It was used so widespread that the philosopher Socrates openly disliked and dismissed its usage claiming it made a free man indistinguishable from a slave. Athletes used perfume after exercise for medicinal purposes in the form of balms and unguent oils. This is an early recognition of the possible therapeutic and healing properties that are reminiscent of attitudes towards aromatherapy and aromacology in modern times. Hospitality also required an abundance of perfume as guest`s feet were washed and anointed on being seated. Some wines were also perfumed according to works by Appicius, in the hope that they had medicinal properties.

With the importance of perfume so apparent, it is no surprise that it was stored in bottles shaped as birds an animals, sometimes only a few inches in size. Many are found from around the 6th century BC and are known as plastics. In fact, the perfume bottles are spun ceramics and they commonly adopted a shape which reflected the type of perfume to be contained.

Lekuthos were used for liquid perfume and were slim elegant glass bottles. Aryballes were used for oils and unguents. Alabastron perfume bottles were highly prized, mainly amongst women and it was common for the craftsmen to brand the bottles to mark their craftsmanship, making them even more collectable. As you can see, there are many similarities to modern day attitudes towards perfume.

Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for PoloMercantil.

By Roberto Sedycias
Published: 12/6/2007

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