August, 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico.
On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums sounds as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating scents of tuberose, magnolia, plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of sacred marigold, Cempoalxochitl.
Five Mexican flowers offered on temple altars were believed by the Aztecs to be the intoxicating scent of Xochiquetzal, the goddess of beauty.
Rodrigo Flores Roux
Mexican acacia, marigold, crushed leaf accents, tuberose absolute, magnolia grandiflora, red and white plumeria, Copal (Mexican incense), benzoin, Mexican vanilla bean