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A week of scented hedonism

Its a packed olfactory and gustatory schedule in the coming week, I am gleefully excited at having tickets for the following: Sat 17th: TODAY I am at the Vintage Sessions at Les Senteurs, with purveyor of olfactory adventures, Ms Odette … Continue reading

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Shop, Read, Eat Chocolate

“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.”  Baron Justus von Liebig A little retail therapy might just be in … Continue reading

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Her Dark Material – Cacao absolute

“Cacao flowers were ingredients in perfumed baths, and thought to cure fatigue in government officials and others who held public office,” says the Badianus Codex, published in 1552 The Cacao tree flowers’ bloom in 2 cycles of 6 months the … Continue reading

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Bite sized chocolate info ..

… some low down on the ‘Food of the Gods’ A recent piece of research from New England Journal of Medicine compares the number of  Nobel Laureates per a country’s capita to that of its chocolate consumption, no surprises they … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelites – Astarte Syriaca

Mystery, lo! betwixt the sun and moon
 Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen
 Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon
 Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: 
And from her neck’s inclining flower-stem lean
 … Continue reading

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