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Reserved for Alyssa: Veriditas botanical perfume oil

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Hildegard von Bingen, a German Abbess, composer, herbalist and mystic 1098-1179, wrote about the concept of 'Veriditas' in her book "Physica."

She wrote in the middle High German colloquial and so the term, which she herself created, has been assigned several translations or meanings. A hybrid of the Latin word for truth, Veritas, and the Latin word for green, Veridis, Veriditas can be thought of as 'greenness' a spiritual term used to describe her vision of the green power of Nature and the unity of all creation.

Photograph of the Gates of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard, Rudesheim/Bingen from my travels in May 2011. Copyright Kirsten Schilling.

Veriditas, named Best Historically-Based Perfume of 2010 by House of Waft's 2010 Best Of list, was also reviewed on their October 14, 2010 perfumery blog.

The scent was described thus:

"This is a mysteriously smoky Vetiver and the wood in the room is Cedar. Cedar mingles perfectly and politely subtle with the Vetiver, while a sly eyed Vanilla and young Benzoin pets the Vetiver openly. The Lady Alchemist in my imagination wears this perfume, and when she does, it unfolds from simple Vetiver beginning until a fragrance that makes this studious woman become sultry and powerful... It has great staying power. An outstanding perfume."

Veriditas comes in a glass 1/2 oz bottle.

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To visit the Arabesque blog and read more on the concept of Veriditas, follow this link. http://arabesquearomas.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/mary-sharratt-guest-blogs-viriditas-visions-of-a-green-saint/

Reserved for Alyssa: Veriditas botanical perfume oil


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