Historic Kyphi of Edfu



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  • Materials: Raisins, Résines, vin, genièvre, fleurs acacia, rhizomes odorants, Miel

Mixture of incense composed of plants and resin, according to a recipe from Antiquity.

- Get burned on hot coal.
- Available in a pack of 9 hand-shaped pastilles.
- Presented in aluminum box with glass window, wrapped in foil
- This product is not food.

Each of Cleopatra's Labo perfumes is a historical perfume from Antiquity. It is not an imaginary creation: it was always born first of my research, then made by hand as close as possible to the original recipe, that is to say with plants, resins or bark without any addition essential oils.

Preparing a Kyphi is a very long job, which requires several days of preparation and several days of refining during which the product still gains in density and aromas.

Kyphi was the sacred incense of the ancient Egyptians. But unlike other incense, its functions were multiple: burnt, it cleans the air, constituted an offering to the gods, but it could also be consumed as medicine or even to flavor wine. Kyphi was thus a panacea, a product which marked the whole of Antiquity sufficiently for its recipe to be found in many places in the ancient world and at different times. However, it is never quite the same recipe that we find, even if we can recognize it by some common ingredients which make the base of this historic and unique incense.
The kyphi was burnt at nightfall, so it is evening incense.

The historical recipe of Edfu really comes to us from the temple of Edfu which immortalized it on its walls and whose photo can be seen here. It is a unique, rare product that requires ingredients that no other kyphi have and which are very difficult to find in the market.. It was offered to the divinity in the evening in the Egyptian temples, and it is the basis of a descent which fed the works of doctors and pharmacists, until in France of the 18th century. It is the only genuinely Egyptian kyphi whose recipe is historical and complete, although it could not be reproduced 100%. Of all the kyphis in history, it is also the only self-fuel, and therefore, it does not require an incense burner or charcoal, but the simple flame of a candle, as seen on the bottom- relief of the temple where he was simply thrown into the fire. Then simply prick it with a suitable, fireproof instrument and put it in the flame until it burns. When it is taken to heart, it will self-consume as seen in the photos.

While it turns out best on gentle heating, the Egyptian kyphi was still thrown directly into the fire in the temples.

Among all the perfumes of Antiquity, kyphi really has a special status, but even more if it is authentically Egyptian recipe. Use it to soothe yourself, to harmonize with the energies of the evening, especially if you feel in tune with Egyptian culture. If you are showing devotion to an ancient deity in the Egyptian pantheon, the kyphi is for you!

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5 out of 5 stars

Khifi quality just amazing! An invaluable chance to be able to make a quantum leap through the past thanks to the magic of Maud recipes. A neat presentation and a fairly fast shipping. Thanks again, I can only recommend his Shop! ❤️

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Avelain May 17, 2021

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Received quickly, well packed and nice presentation.
Thank you very much, I reserve it for my festive days!
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Nathalie Bardy Nov 6, 2021

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Incense very powerful and of excellent quality. Special mention to the wonderful person who makes it for its responsiveness for a wrong repaired shipping address merciiii

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