Arquiste Flor y Canto
Arquiste Flor y Canto - eau de parfum for women and men
Flor y Canto by Arquiste - "August 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico. On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred Marigold, Cempoalxocbitl." --arquiste.com
|Tagline||August 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico|
|Scent Classification||Opulent Floral|
|Fragrance Notes||Mexican tuberose, magnolia, plumeria, marigold|
|Available Products||Arquiste Flor y Canto - Eau de Parfum 1.86oz / $165|
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Curiosities - In the Aztec language, "in Xocbitl in Cuicatl" (Flor y Canto - Flower and Song), is used as a metaphor for poetry.
Generous stems of Omixochitl or Mexican tuberose gleam in the night, their velvety scent spiked by a warm-but-cold sweetness that was thought to attract benevolent spirits.
The Aztec Gods received their offerings through fragrant smoke. White Copal, an aromatic tree resin used by Mesoamerican cultures as burned incense, acts as a backdrop to the buttery aroma of Cempoalxobitl (Marigold).
Two Aztec deities were closely associated with flora. Xochipili, the 'Prince of Flowers', was the god of summer. His wife Xochiquelzal was the personification of beauty and love. Her exquisite body was also believed to be the source of all floral scents.
Flowers and vegetables for the Mexico City market are still cultivated in Xochimilco, an area composed of floating gardens, known as chinampas, that dates from Aztec times.
Source: www.arquiste.com (Nov. 2011)
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