A hypnotic immolation of dark red roses and burning divinatory incenses - smouldering frankincense, champa, labdanum. Mesmerizing, deep, sensual.
"Didyme waved an olive branch at me, and now my heart melts like wax embraced by flame. Oh, I know, I know. She is so dark. And so's the coal before the spark that makes it burn like a rose." -- Asklepiados (c.a. 320 B.C.)
Art: Salammbô by Henri Adrien Tanoux, 1921