Flor y Canto -Floral - Eau de Parfum
100 ml / 3.4 fl oz:
August, 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico. On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred Marigold, Cempoalxochitl. A white floral fragrance with main notes of: Mexican tuberose, magnolia grandiflora, plumeria and marigold. Olfactive pyramid: Top notes- Mexican Acacia, marigold and crushed leaf accents. Heart notes- Tuberose absolute, Magnolia grandiflora and red & white plumeria. Background notes- Copal (Mexican Incense), benzoin and Mexican vanilla bean. Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux.
Five Mexican flowers offered on temple altars believed by the Aztecs to be the intoxicating scent of Xochiquetzal, the goddess of beauty. Natural, opulent & explosive. Large 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz. bottle of the highest Italian quality with our signature ‘A’ engraved metal cap, as well as the newest technology for an invisible spray tube.
- In the Aztec language, a metaphor for poetry is “in Xochitl in Cuicatl” (Flor y Canto - Flower and Song), which exemplifies the importance of flora in Mexico. Xochitl, or “flower”, was used to refer to eloquent, elegant and well-used words.
- Two Aztec deities were closely associated with flora: Xochipili, the ‘Prince of Flowers’ was the god of summer. The exquisite body of his wife Xochiquetzal, was believed to be the source of all floral scents.
- The Aztec Gods received their offerings through fragrant smoke: White Copal, an aromatic tree resin used by Mesoamerican cultures as burned incense, acts as a cool, menthol backdrop to the rich floral scents.
- The velvety scent of Omixochitl or Mexican Tuberose is spiked by a warm-but-cold sweetness that was thought to attract benevolent spirits.
- Flowers and vegetables for the Mexico City market are still cultivated in Xochimilco, an area composed of floating gardens, known as chinampas, which dates from Aztec times.
- Caso, Alfonso, The Aztecs: People of the Sun, translated by Lowell Dunham, illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias; Norman: Oklahoma University Press, 1958. - Velasco Lozano, Ana María L. & Nagao, Debra, Mitologia y Simbolismo de las Flores, “Arqueologia Mexicana” Magazine, Las Flores en el Mexico Prehispanico, Numero 78, Mexico City, 2006. - Cañizares-Esguerra, Jorge, Puritan conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2006.