Theme 28: Amber
Ambery & Mediterranean
Resins, Amber, Leather, Incense, Mediterranean Pine, Opopanax, Benjoin.
At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the city of Corinth began its domination of the perfume trade in the ancient world. Ideally placed between the East and the West, Corinthian perfumers exported their perfumed oils in stone vases called alabastres or aryballes. Perfumes and resins traveled in leather flasks on small boats along the coast of the Gulf of Corinth.
Imagine for a moment watching, from the pine forest or the scrubland at sunset, the ballet of boats loaded with vases of perfumed oils and fragrant gums, their leather skins struggling to contain the scent of resins and balms of ancient potions. Incense, Fir balsam, Opoponax and Benjoin form the resinous quadriga leading amber and leather to the mineral shores of a Mediterranean twilight.
An amber with a touch of skin