Saturday, November 7, 2009

PAESTUM ROSES

Paestum was once celebrated by the poets for its roses. Virgil speaks of the biferi rosaria Paesti, and Ovid sings of the tepidi rosaria Paesti, the rose-garden of the twice-blossoming, the sultry Paestum.
[...] The misterious origins of Paestum's roses are lost in time: thought by some to be of a local species, others believe they were an acclimatised variety imported from the Orient. What is certain is that they flowered twice a year and their scent was unrivalled.
Famous for its perfumes, Paestum was also a centre of religious worship, where resins burned on temple altars scenting the air from afar.

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  1. [Carel Vosmaer, The Amazon ]
    [ http://www.nstperfume.com/2006/08/14/paestum-rose-by-eau-ditalie-perfume-review/ ]

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