Antique kohl scented box

Antique kohl scented box



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- Emballage papier couleur mat - étiquette ronde avec logo de la boutique

  • Handmade
  • Materials: Cendres, nard, miroir, coquillage

Box comprising:

- An Indian mirror box of varying size
- A bottle filled with 2 grams of homemade kohl according to a historical recipe
- A natural shell as a spoon
- A wooden laurel stick to trace its line
- A fabric pouch

Recipe of kohl found in Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder. His interest is to be above all 100% vegetable where kohl was a lot - and is still quite mineral -. It is a recipe transcribed in the first century BC that actually dates from the conquests of Alexander, which is seen by the presence of nard. It is a contemporary recipe of Cleopatra that seems to have been used in the Greco-Egyptian-Roman world of that time when Rome was powerful.

It was made entirely by hand according to the instructions given by the Greco-Roman authors, based on date ash while adding a binder to be able to use it wet and thus gain a more intense and more precise layout. A technique used in inks that may explain the presence of the spoons found. This kohl is very technical to make, and it is perfumed with a raw root that you may not be able to feel but which is still present, as the design of perfumes between today and 2000 years ago has exchange..

Use: Pour a little kohl in the shell, add a drop of water, mix with the laurel stick until you get a uniform color and texture then draw your drawing when you are satisfied. Let it dry. Admire the know-how of the Ancients.

Warning: In accordance with European and French legislation, Cleopatra Lab is not authorized to sell cosmetics, which must have been tested by approved laboratories. This product has been tested only on the eyes of its creator (and probably by several dozen generations of women of antiquity) as a result of which this product is sold only as a historical curiosity. By using this product as it has been in antiquity, you take responsibility for any problem that may arise and neither Cleopatra's Lab nor its creator can be held responsible.

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Jordan Papaurelis Jun 18, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Smells divine! Shipping was fast, especially considering it was international AND during a pandemic! Wonderful product, the quantity I got is well worth the money!

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Ursule Mar 4, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Le sachet parfumé sent tellement bon et le tissu est d'un très beau motif. C'est une très belle expérience de senteur que je vais certainement renouvelé. Merci


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Karen Tangorra Nov 18, 2020

1 out of 5 stars

I'm so sorry, but there is absolutely no blue lotus scent to this oil. It has no scent at all. I had three friends take a sniff and we all agree it smells like olive oil. I'm sorry I can't be more positive. You were so kind to re-send me a second one as the first package broke and the oil was missing in the envelope. I've purchased blue lotus oil in the past and this oil isn't blue lotus oil. Sorry. . .

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Enorme surprise lors de l'ouverture de l'enveloppe, je m'attendais à une pastille de chaque Kyphi et il y'en avait 3 de chaque! j'ai essayé Le Kyphi Galien pour commencer, l'odeur est incroyable! hâte d'essayer les autres! Merci merci merci!


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