Plants and Legends
A synergy composed of plants which in traditional folk medicine were associated with the purity of the Angels.
Myrtle: in ancient times myrtle was used to obtain “the water of the Angels”, which wealthy dames consumed to improve their skin tone due to its toning, refreshing and purifying action. It is believed to be the plant of purity. In ancient Rome, myrtle was considered a symbol of conjugal love, a powerful aphrodisiac, and an effective remedy against many diseases.
Mandarin: the notes of sweetness of its aroma bring a message of simple playfulness, awakening the inner child in us; in old times, its highest vibrations were associated to Baby Jesus.
Bergamot: has a fresh and pervasive scent. The essential oil extracted from the skin of the fruit is called “the scent of Paradise”. Greatly used in perfumery from the 1700s onwards.
Lemon: fresh citrus scent with cleansing properties, powerful tonic. We associate it with purity and protection.
Incense: the name derives from the Latin word “incendere” which means burn or shine. It has always been associated with fire, with divinity, and used in prayer to facilitate the link between the human and the divine.
It was associated to the birth of Jesus and was offered as a gift by the Three Biblical Magi together with gold and myrrh. It has many prodigious properties; antiseptic, healing, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory.
Litsea Cubeba: or MaiChang, which means “The Call of the Angels”, as it is called in its country of origin, is a small fruit with a fresh and gentle perfume; it is considered antidepressant, invigorating, digestive.