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July 15, 2014

Bouquet Opoponax

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"The journey to re-create the 150-year-old perfume started in February 2011, when a winter storm exposed the bow section of the Mary Celestia, a Civil War blockade runner that had sunk off the south coast of Bermuda on the way to the American South in 1864. A seven-day excavation in June 2011 revealed several artifacts, including two intact bottles of perfume.

"The perfume was originally manufactured by Piesse & Lubin, a well-known London perfume house in the 19th century. G.W. Piesse is best known for writing the 'The Art of Perfumery,' the first modern book about making perfume, which was published in 1857. No other bottles of Piesse & Lubin perfume have ever been found, and research hasn't uncovered any formulas or perfume techniques used by the company."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 15, 2014 07:48 AM