August 22, 2019
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Review Category : Perfume Symbolism

Orchitic Musk

The Place of Orchitic Musk in the Vegetal World Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.  More specifically to the point, Herminium monorchis, the musk orchid, is a commonly occurring species ...

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Civet

Civet (Zibeth; Zibet; Zibetum), also known as civet musk, is the glandular secretion produced by both sexes of the civet (Viverridae). A number of species of civet, Civettictis civetta of Ethiopia, and Viverra zibetha and Viverricula indica of India, Malaya, Indochina, and Indonesia, can yield civet oil. Most civet is however produced by civet farms in Africa, where the secreted oil is taken from the pouches of caged animals once a week.[1][2] African civets typically produce three to four grams of civet each week. ...

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Cedar

Cedrus (common English name cedar) is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae (subfamily Abietoideae). They are native to the mountains of the western Himalayasand the Mediterranean region, occurring at altitudes of 1,500–3,200 m in the Himalayas and 1,000–2,200 m in the Mediterranean.[1]  Both the Latin word cedrus and the generic name cedrus are derived from Greek κέδρος kédros. Ancient Greek and Latin used the same word, kédros and cedrus, respectively, for different species of plants now classified in the genera Cedrus and Juniperus (juniper). Species of both genera are native to the area ...

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Nettle

Urtica dioica, often called common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting) or nettle leaf, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and introduced elsewhere.[1][2] The species is divided into six subspecies, five of which have many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on the leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation upon contact (“contact urticaria”).[3][4] The ...

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Red Sandal

Pterocarpus santalinus (Telugu: రక్తచందనము (raktachandanamu), (malayalam:രക്ത ചന്ദനം(raktha chandanam),(Tamil: சிவப்புச்சந்தனம்(siwappuchchandanam); Red Sanders or Red Sandalwood) is a species of Pterocarpusnative to India.[1] It is only found in the districts of Kadapa, Chittoor of Andhra Pradesh state in India, mostly in the hilly region of Nepal, in Pakistan and in Sri Lanka.[2][3][4] In India sandalwood is one main and lucrative market for smugglers as a high price is paid for this wood in China. Since, the exporting of sandalwood in India, the underground market is growing and there are a number of ...

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Jasmine

Its perfume is jasmine, (Aleister Crowley, 777, p.13) which is, according to Regardie, “also a sexual excitant” (Regardie Israel, A Garden of Pomegrenates, p.54)  Jasmine (taxonomic name Jasminum /ˈdʒæzmɨnəm/)[5] is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family (Oleaceae). It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers. A number of unrelated plants contain the word ‘Jasmine’ in their common names (see Other plants ...

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 Dittany

The sacred perfume attribution for Malkuth is Dittany of Crete68, (Aleister Crowley, 777, p. 13) Israel Regardie tells us, ” because of the heavy clouds of dense smoke given off by this incense.” (Regardie, A Garden of Pomegrenates, p. 55) Dictamnus is a genus of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, with a single species, Dictamnus albus, which has several geographical variants.[2] It is known variously as burning bush, false dittany, white dittany, gas plantand Fraxinella. It is an herbaceousperennial, native to warm, open ...

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Mastic

Mastic, mace, and storax are the perfumes of this twelfth path. It is said that the tree that provides this botanical perfume was beloved of the goddess Diana. Dictynna was a priestess of Diana on Crete (or in other versions, was a local goddess of Crete in her own right). Her family had been attacked and killed by robbers. When a man came forward who said he could help Dictynna ...

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Camphor

The perfumes attributed to the third path of the Tree of Life are the camphor and aloes. Camphor is a waxy, white or transparent solid with a strong, aromatic odor.[38]The camphor laurel tree belongs to the Lauraceae family and in fact camphor can be extracted from other trees from the Laurel family. The camphor tree is long-lived, some reaching one thousand years. Camphor is found almost anywhere in the tree, ...

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Myrtle

The Myrtaceae or the Myrtle family is a family of dicotyledon plants, placed within the order Myrtales. Myrtle, clove, guava, feijoa, allspice, and eucalyptus belong here. All species are woody, with essential oils, and flower parts in multiples of four or five. One notable character of the family is that the phloem is located on both sides of the xylem, not just outside as in most other plants. The leaves are evergreen, alternate to mostly opposite, simple, and usually with an entire (not toothed) margin. The flowers have a base number ...

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