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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Whiffs of Heaven and of Hell: The Scents of Sanctity and of the Devil, a Historical Exposition of Myth and Reality

I have been having a bit of trouble with putting in comments lately, Blogger acting up or something, so please excuse my delay in responding to you. I hope the problem gets fixed quickly.
Meanwhile I have published two of my most interesting, if I say so myself, articles involving a controversial topic that intermingles religion, culture, history, myth and ever present smells and fragrances. Not everything is coming up roses, but some things apparently are?


One if called A Saintly Aroma: Scents of Heaven, linked here, and its companion is called A Diabolical Whiff: Scents of Hell, linked on this link.

I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed myself while researching and writing them. As always, please free to comment and agree/disagree either here or there.

13 comments:

  1. Blogger is a dying platform, you should perhaps consider moving your blog.

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    1. Listening to suggestions, if you have them please. Wordpress?

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  2. Enjoyable articles, as always!

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    1. Very kind of you to say so :)

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  3. Anonymous17:06

    Fascinating!

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  4. I enjoyed your articles. Oh, yes, Guerlain-Pamplelune it's devil in the bottle!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's lovely, but it turns on you sometimes, I at least perceive the odd note loud and clear. But it's very compelling still.

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  5. I loved those two articles! I have been fascinated by past times since I was a child.
    I had just taken a bath or I definitely would have drawn another one after finishing reading! :)
    Note: There is NO way I would ever wear or purchase "Sulfur"--however I am not giving up boiled eggs.
    Thank you for the wonderful articles!
    jean

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    1. So glad they were enjoyable, Jean, thanks for your comment.
      Boiled eggs are nice, I prefer mine soft though. Cut down on any risk of sulphur rising up if you forget the perfect timer clock and just go by your wristwatch, hehehe.

      And thanks for your email, will reply shortly.

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  6. Anonymous09:42

    Thanks everyone.
    Still having trouble replying in comments. Tried this "visitor mode" way of doing it. Will do for now.
    Elena

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  7. Comment function had to do with Blogger acting up on Safari. Anyone using Safari right now might want to switch to a different browser until they solve the glitch.

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  8. Anonymous05:58

    Just read these today and I enjoyed them do much. Love how you combine your knowledge of history and fragrance into these essays. They are fascinating and arouse my imagination. Thanks!

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