About Our Smelling T'ang Collection

In Tang men and women of the upper classes lived in clouds of incense and mists of perfume. The body was perfumed, the bath was scented and the costume was hung with sachets. The home was sweet smelling, the office was fragrant and the temple was redolent of a thousand sweet smelling balms and essences. The ideal and imaginative counterparts of this elegant world were the fairylands, paradises and wonder worlds of folk tale and poetry especially those inspired by Taoism (but Buddhist legend is richly perfumed too). These dreamlands were always revealed as suffused with marvelous odors which were conceived as a kind of sustenance of the soul, and therefore uplifting and purifying in their effects and making for the spiritualization of live and the expansion of the higher faculties.

Why not play a fragrance game as it has been done in the Far East for centuries. Treat yourself to the experience of the classic fragrances used by the son of heaven, without knowing their names. The small bottles are only identified with letters. The fragrances are identified in a sealed envelope. But only open the envelope when you absolutely cannot suppress your curiosity any longer.

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This collection includes 13 Fragrance Samples (0.5ml) and Inspirational Booklet

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We will offer essential oils which, to the best of our abilities to ascertain, are truly genuine and authentic. This means nothing has been added nor taken out.