FLOR Y CANTO
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Crushed leaf accents
Red and white plumeria
Copal (Mexican incense)
Mexican vanilla bean
An offering of five Mexican flowers sacred to the ancient Aztecs. A white floral fragrance with notes of: Mexican tuberose, magnolia grandiflora, plumeria, marigold, wild acacia and copal incense.
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.
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.
Eau de Parfum. 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.
- 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.