An opulent aromatic scent has arrived, bringing with it the golden glow and warmth of a festive fireside Christmas. The air richly pervaded with the smells of Labdanum, spicy Cloves and Exotic Amber.
Wikipedia informs me that Labdanum is the brown resin obtained from the Cistus shrubs that grow in the Mediterranean - a species of rockrose. The Cistus has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient.
image courtesy The Magical Christmas Wreath Company London
A Christmas candle from The Magical Christmas Wreath Company beautifully wrapped in tissue Toile - thank you Paul for your very generous Giveaway.Snow berries
Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan honeysuckleSweetly scented Mahonia japonica - 'winter sun'
macro photo of the fluffy silk tassels
Clematis vitalba - old man's beard - wild clematis - seed heads