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In the gardens of the cloisters of the Middle Ages, monks and nuns cultivated medicinal plants and herbs. The perfumes identified in these plants were known for their salubrious virtues.

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After their decoction, some of the herbs were distinguished by their aphrodisiac, and anaphrodisiac, qualities. The resulting recipes were preserved within the religious order, and were later transcribed in the nineteenth century for pharmaceutical dispensaries.

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Ancient formulas and centuries-old legends, rediscovered in the pages of yore. (all pictures above by Pascal Perich)

 

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The revival of these secrets... an inspiration born from the meeting of two beings then enhanced by the great perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer, narrated by Frédérique Deghelt and now revealed by the photographer Kanak Guo. The creation of desire within one that the other cannot resist.

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