Ramblings on about natural perfumery . . . and other moderately related perfumery stuff, written
by Justine Crane, natural botanical perfumer, olfactogustatorian, writer, alchemist, and owner of The Scented Djinn Apothecary & Thurifercorum
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Golden Kyphi Luban Dakar
The Golden Kyphi is coming along beautifully ~ he began with a few handfuls of golden raisins, a handful of dried apricots, a huge scoop of luban resin, organic neem honey, and a gorgeous rose wine. Today he was plumped up with a generous helping of powdered benzoin and hand crushed tears of myrrh. In the following days more will be added ~ hand crushed green cardamom pods, galangal, calamus and Egyptian chamomile. Then in a few weeks labdanum gum, and then the oils -- frankincense and santal, a drop of rose and cassia.