Flor y Canto -

- Eau de Parfum

100 ml / 3.4 fl oz:

$190.00

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.

 

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.

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