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Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, adorned her lovely hips with a magical belt which she filled with sensual libations made from powerful aphrodisiacs.
Goddess of Love’s mythology reveal that her shaman's bag contained potent aphrodisiacs. There are a number of aphrodisiacs associated with Aphrodite and it is more than likely that some of these were stashed in her medicine satchel.
How do aphrodisiacs work? Hormones, in particular testosterone, influence our sex drive. Through our senses (smell, touch, taste, sound and sight) we may come across something which ignites our sexual arousal.
A particular encounter experienced through our senses sets off a chain reaction throughout our bodies. Signals are sent from our brain through our central nervous system to the sexual organs causing the blood to flow to our genitals making them swell and ultra sensitive to touch and increasing the potential for exquisite orgasms. This increase of oxygen in our blood also causes our hearts to become more stimulated. All the while, our brain releases neurotransmitters known as norepinephrine and dopamine, which let the body know we are experiencing pleasure
Experience of pleasure often begins with a smell. The memory of a scent can last forever. Creating the right environment with scent is going the extra mile to truly envelope yourself into an experience. Napoleon knew this was true when he created a custom fragrance for his bride Josephine Bonaparte on their wedding day. His goal was that once combined together his scent and hers would blended together to make a beautiful fragrance that was everlasting much like their love.
Legend has it that the sails of Cleopatra’s boat were coated with fragrance before she set off to sea.
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The fragrance was diffused through the air, reaching the shore before Cleopatra would. Shakespeare wrote of Cleopatra, saying “Purple the sails, and so perfumed that the winds were lovesick with them.”
The idea behind this was to seduce Mark Antony with her arrival before he even caught sight of her. She identified with the goddesses Aphrodite modeled her own mystique on hers.
It’s believed she had her own perfume factory and created signature scents instead of wearing what would be the relative equivalent of putting on a store-bought brand. It’s stories like this that inspire us every day to create our Anthology Collection