Holy Perfumes

  Perfumes and aromas have ancient origins, dating back to Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago, where they were intertwined with religious rituals honouring deities. The use of perfumes was seen as divine, symbolising life's eternal nature...

Unveiling the Origins: The Story of Oud's Discovery and Cultural Reverence

The journey of Oud, a fragrance treasure, begins with the ancient civilisations of the East, where its discovery and usage were woven into the fabric of daily life, rituals, and perfumery. Dating back thousands of...

Oud: By Any Other Name

Oud, also known as Agarwood, is referred to by various names around the world. How many do you know? Oud (عود) - Arabic (Middle East) Agarwood - English (Global) Aloeswood - English (China) Gaharu -...

Vibrational Frequencies

Vibrational frequencies, electrical impulses through the flesh, fingerprints and footprints acting as sensory sponges trying to translate the world into meaning. Odours reach out from near and far, each one a deep and intricate story,...

The Chemistry of Edible Ants

In the world of culinary exploration, one of the most intriguing frontiers is the realm of edible insects. Among these tiny yet flavourful creatures, ants hold a special place, offering a wide range of tastes...

Chasing Clouds

To the endless expanseWe chase cloudsCaptivated by their dance Shifting shapes and huesThey tease our graspAlways out of reach An ethereal journeyTo soar beyond the horizonTo transcend the vastness of space To break freeThese earthly boundsTo...

Before you said goodbye

In that moment before you said goodbye, time slowed to a tick, each heartbeat pounding like a metal drum inside my chest. The air thick with woozy anticipation, and as you turn to leave, the waft of burning...

Lonely Being

In the quiet silence, she sheltered, a solitary figure in a world devoid of sight and sound. Her careful fingertips brushed against the rough and undulating bark of the cedar tree, sensing the stories etched into...

Making Love to a Machine

I know you don't feel but it seems so real, Your clicks are hard, your keys are so tight,Curves that are factory fit, I'm worried, You don't have teeth but I fully expect you to bite....

Meant to Fly

Human, but meant to fly, Touch the sky, mutha$#&^@. Growing feathers, earning them stripes, Lifelong journey, days rolling into nights. Remembering the feeling, pushing off the ground, Fearless and free, the silence profound. Rusty instincts, the air wild and free, Fraying the...

Salty Tears

In the heat of the moment beneath a scorching sun, We throw salt over a shoulder, think we've won. Adding flavour to our tales, tall and sickly sweet, Dry eyes blinking, batting on heavy repeat. The world heats up, dry...

Blocked & Broken

  Waiting for you to text back Even though you blocked meSo many things I didn't get to sayLittle details left unappreciated Regret is learning to get oldSorry I was too carefreeDidn't read the writing...

In this Desert, my Soul

Dunes rise and fallNo direction seems too clearSand shifts beneath, wind whispers byFragmented moments, I feel no fear The horizon now an inky blurFreedom in not knowing, delight aloneSwept away by particles and painIn this desert, my...

What is the most commonly used ingredient in perfume?

The most commonly used ingredient in perfume is alcohol, also known as ethanol. Alcohol is used as a solvent to dissolve and dilute the fragrance oils and other ingredients in the perfume, allowing them to...

Wild Serotonin

Golden and warmA home of pure light Below here and underneathEverything feels so right A sanctuary from the mundaneWild serotonin radiatingThrough my purple veinWhere dark rules white A place of pure joySimple pleasuresThis is why they call itThe...