I have always been intrigued by Marco Polo's (1254-1324) travels. Even before I learned to read, I used to sit by the window and look at the pictures from an old book my father had, called "The Travels of Marco Polo".I used to dream of sailing off to faraway lands for hours on the end. Marco Polo played a very important part in the prosperous East-West contact and some journeys took years yes, YEARS to complete.
He documented these journeys in the most famous travelogue of the middle ages. I loved looking at his sketches of mysterious lands and people. I particularly remember being fascinated by an island inhibited by dog-headed people. Imagine the excitement and allure of undiscovered lands, and coming back with strange flora, fauna and spices that nobody had heard of, or tasted before. So you can understand my excitement when I read that Omnia by Bvlgari was inspired by the spices that Marco polo found on his various famous voyages.
The bad news was that the particular perfume had already been discontinued, but I got lucky and found a small bottle in an even smaller shop.
|My precious little bottle|
- CATEGORY: ORIENTAL
Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Woodsy Notes, White chocolate, Sandalwood.
|Omnia Green Jade|