呢楠の玄猫

呢楠の玄猫

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1-Bird of Paradise
The bird-of-paradise flower is actually a large tropical herb (Strelitzia reginae) of the family Musaceae (banana family), native to South Africa, with it's large blossoms resembling an exotic bird. Our Bird of Paradise captures perfectly the warm, fresh and invigorating green scent of the living flower in the wilds of the Hawaiian Islands; a scent that cannot be adequately described, but must be experienced

2-Black Bamboo
Black Bamboo is a passionate blend of bamboo shoots paired with aromatic greens, with added touches of ginger. A deep, mellow and exotic scent that is truly unisex.

3-Black Russian
A sharp and sexy blend of coffee liqueur and vodka, Demeter’s Black Russian is the personification of night itself. An excellent balance of the bitterness of the coffee scent with the sweetness of the liqueur makes this a truly unique and extremely wearable fragrance.

4-Bonfire
Autumn in the northeast USA bottled.
Sensual and intoxicating, Demeter’s Bonfire captures the scent of burning maple leaves on a cool, crisp fall New England day, a decidedly American point of view. We remember a less complicated and less regulated time, when we would rake the fallen, dried maple leaves from the lawn into large piles, which our fathers would burn, making the bonfires of our youth.
The best part about the beginning of November in Britain is the fact that no sooner has trick or treating finished, preparations for Bonfire Night begin. Bonfire Night can be traced directly to events that occurred around the beginning of November in 1605, known as The Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to overthrow the government of King James and the Church of England. It was on the 5th of November 1605 that our (anti-) hero Guy Fawkes was caught red handed in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament with several barrels of gunpowder (according to sources, the actual number varies between 20 and 36; suffice to say, it was enough!). Mr. Fawkes and his fellow conspirators were tried as traitors and executed.

5-Funeral Home
Funeral Home is a blend of classic white flowers including lilies, carnations, gladiolus, chrysanthemums with stems and leaves, with a hint of mahogany and oriental carpet.
This scent actually started out to be Flower Show. However, our founding perfumer personally did NOT like most white flowers so this was a tough fragrance for him to develop. When our founder, Christopher Gable smelled this one he exclaimed: 'it smells like my Grandfather's funeral... call it Funeral Home!'. So we did.

6-Holy Smoke
Incense used in the Catholic Church is a granulated aromatic resin, obtained from certain trees in Eastern and tropical countries, especially from those of the terebinth family. At Demeter, we find the scent so pleasing; we made it available all the time, every day. When sprinkled upon a glowing coal in the "censer (a bowl, provided with a cover, the whole being generally adorned with gilding and ornaments and suspended from chains, so that it may be swung to and fro for the better diffusion of the sweet odor), it burns freely and emits an abundant white smoke of very fragrant odor. Various spices are sometimes mixed with the resin to increase its fragrance. We find in the Scriptures many references to the use of incense in Jewish worship. We do not know exactly when the Catholic Church began using incense. There is no evidence that it was employed in Christian worship until about the fifth century, although when we consider to what an extent it was used in the rites of Judaism and how many times it is mentioned in the Scriptures, it seems probable that incensing, as a part of the Catholic ceremonial, goes back to an earlier day. At the present day, the use of incense forms a rather prominent feature of the more solemn services of the Church.

7-Incense
Demeter's incense is a warm, deep, rich blend of exotic notes. It is inviting and enveloping, the kind of scent that is both simple and complex at the same time. There is no effort needed to appreciate it, yet every time you experience Incense from Demeter you will find new depth and nuance. Demeter's Incense is centered on a unique core of Copal. Copal is a type of resin produced by plant or tree secretions, particularly identified with the forms of aromatic tree resins used by the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as a ceremonially burned incense, as well as for a number of other purposes. More generically, the term copal is now also used to describe resinous substances in an intermediate stage of polymerization and hardening between more viscous and 'gummy' resins and amber.


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