A perfumed augury of oracular botanicals from ancient Greece - acanthia, spicy bay leaves, sideritis, olibanum, olive flowers, oleander, wild apple, and fossilized amber.
"The deep recesses of her odorous dwelling
Were stored with magic treasures:--sounds of air
Which had the power all spirits of compelling,
Folded in cells of crystal silence there;
Such as we hear in youth, and think the feeling
will never die--yet, ere we are aware,
The feeling and the sound are fled and gone
And the regret they leave remains alone.
And there lay Visions swift and sweet and quaint,
Each in its thin sheath like a chrysalis;--
Some eager to burst forth; some weak and faint
With the soft burden of intensest bliss."
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley (The Witch Of Atlas)
Art: Priestess of Delphi by John Maler Collier, 1891
A little perfume homage to the Scents-Sibyls forum. ♥️