Monday, May 10, 2010

May Flowers: Fleur de Brand

On the tenth day of our tour please stroll over to Artist As Brand where Master Gregorio reveals the emblem that blossomed from a European flower.

In botanical perfumery the root from a sibling of this flower adds a beautiful violet note and fixation to fine perfume. The rare and expensive raw material I am alluding to is the exquisite and heavenly Beurre d'Iris known as Orris Root.

Images: Fleur de Lys postcard image created by Roxana Villa using an old engraving of an Iris and an antique postcard, antique Italian stamp from a postcard dated 1922.

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