NoctamBulle in Paris

(photo from http://www.grandpalais.fr) On May 15 from 7 pm until 1 am the Grand Palais opened their doors to allow, for the first time, the public free access to the whole building. Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian created a collection of scented bubbles that were released in the nave by bubble-blowing machines. The air was filled withContinue reading “NoctamBulle in Paris”

A 2,000-year-old cream belonging to an aristocrat discovered

In  1922 Howard Carter discovered the intact tomb of Tutankhamun. The tomb had been sealed approximately 3 200 years earlier. (The reign of Tutankhamon lasted 1333-1324Bc) The tomb was filled with unimaginable treasures and amongst these treasures were clay-pots filled with solidified matter from which a scent could was faintly discernible. On analysis the potsContinue reading “A 2,000-year-old cream belonging to an aristocrat discovered”

WATER – a response

I had a request to write more on the topic “water as a medium” so I have spent a couple of days in research trying to find something to interest the person who asked.  I might not always agree with everything I find, but I do believe in information and that every-one makes their ownContinue reading “WATER – a response”

SCENTED JEWELLERY

Since the earliest times scents have been worn by people. The Egyptians made scented wax-cones that were placed on the head. During the day the wax melted from the heat of sun and body, to imbue the wearer with its scent. During the plague, the “bird-masks” were invented to be worn by doctors as protectionContinue reading “SCENTED JEWELLERY”

CREATING SPACE aka DECLUTTERING

If you had to chose only a few items of all that you own – what items would that be? Chances are that you can’t answer this, or need masses of time to figure it out. Our lives are cluttered; with things, ideas, papers, emails…anything. And this clutter grows as we daily add to it;Continue reading “CREATING SPACE aka DECLUTTERING”