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The Silk Road Collection

(December 28, 2012)

The Silk Road Collection - A range of decadent soaps and bath oils.

Scent Trail is delighted to announce the arrival of the Silk Route Collection. The first two soaps of the collection are here. Bukhara and Shangdu have arrived!

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Venice, and a young man named Marco Polo is planning a trip to the east along what we  know as the Silk Road. The fire-lit rooms of the Doges Palace are alive with anticipation and are where the planning for this extraordinary journey takes place.

Fragranced with an essential oil blend including the soft and lemony May Chang and a base note of Violet Leaf, “Venezia” has a top layer coloured with natural Indigo, a dye used for centuries to colour cloth, including silks.

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No journey along the Silk Road would be complete without visiting Persia. 

Imagine the Persian pleasure gardens, representations of heaven on earth. Planted with roses, pistachios and fruit trees, quartered by water rills, fountains at their centres, strewn with beautiful rugs, nautch girls dancing whilst the scent of attar of roses fills the air. “Bukhara” is a rosy blend of essential oils, including Geranium, Clove and Myrrh.

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India, land of spices, diamonds and exotic people has for centuries used Sandalwood as part of religious rituals.

Scent Trail “Agra” is a soap with added silk and has a blend of essential oils including the warming, comforting Sandalwood with added sweet and heady Frangipane to make a beautiful, feminine and relaxing fragrance which evokes the rituals of the Indian Subcontinent.

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Imagine the setting. Shangdu on the Mongolian Steppe, summer capital of Kublai Khan and described by Marco Polo as being a city with an elegant marble palace with rooms of gilt and ornate painted decoration. It was a city of fountains, rivers, brooks and beautiful meadows.

Scent Trail “Shangdu” is a soap made with the finest ingredients including a touch of silk for added luxury. It has a layer coloured with turmeric to echo the gilt used to decorate the buildings of the city of Shangdu the end of Marco Polo’s journey along the Silk Road.

Fragranced with a blend of essential oils including the exotic Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Palmarosa with a touch of Vetivert to add an echo of smoke for the fires used to warm the city, this soap evoked the spirit of this vibrant city.

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