Scent culture originates from religious life. Thus, references to religious practices, feasts & thoughts are a recurring theme in our posts. Today, 15 August, Christians celebrate the Assumption of Mary. It is a day abounding in histories of scent practices.
Women play the central role as eyewitness at Jesus’ death, entombment as well as in the discovery of the empty tomb.
The entombment of Christ is one of several standard representations of Jesus’s suffering and death at the hands […]
“This Flow’r whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air,
Dispels with glorious splendor
The darkness ev’rywhere.
True Man, yet very God;
From sin and death He saves us
And lightens ev’ry load.”