Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kyphi Progression

Today the kyphi accepted oils of vintage santal, spikenard, Himalayan cedar, and galbanum. Also added a few grams of saffron powder. The scent is beyond intense. I am really enjoying where the kyphi is headed. Soon to ferment and dry and then it will be ready to burn.


  1. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Fascinated by this process of making kyphi and trying hard to imagine what it smells like as you go along.

    -- Lindaloo

    1. It is an amazing and enlightening experience, definitely. To imagine that this is how perfume was made and that the process was ritualized seems, I don't know, primal somehow. As if the ancients tried to harness the wildness of the aromatics by tying them down with process and secrecy and ritual; to own them, to tame the chaos of nature. It really is amazing stuff :)



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