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Cardamom & Khyphi

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An ancient incense design with a dominant cardamom topnote.  It’s sweetly spicy and deeply resinous.

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KYPHI (an alternate spelling is Khyphi) is probably the most famous of all early Egyptian perfumes handed down to us from antiquity. Kyphi is the Latin version of the Greek translation of Kapet in Egypt which was originally a general term for fumigation through smoke and was used in the temples. Eventually Kyphi developed a particular recipe and ‘brand’. Primarily used as an incense, Kyphi was also used as a remedy for such ailments as nightmares and snake bites.
*For sale at Denver Art Museum’s KING TUT exhibit, 2010.

 

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5.00 out of 5

4 reviews for Cardamom & Khyphi

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This is one of my absolute favorites. I am a woman but I love this mysterious clean scent. Use lightly it’s euphoric

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this scent! It is a wonderful combination of incense and the Cardamom. Not overpowering but noticeable. While I love a lot of the DSH perfumes, this one is my favorite.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Exquisite, warm, rich, ancient….Cardamom Kyphi is a ‘must have’ for every woman who wants to be an instant “Queen of the Nile!”

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Kyphi is the oldest scent, whose recipe has been handed down to us – from Ancient Egypt. All recipes for kyphi mention wine, honey, and raisins. Other identifiable ingredients include:
    • cinnamon and cassia bark,
    • the aromatic rhizomes of cyperus and sweet flag,
    • cedar,
    • juniper berry, and
    • resins and gums such as frankincense, myrrh, benzoin resin, labdanum, and mastic.
    Some ingredients remain obscure. Spikenard is listed as an ingredient in some recipes.
    The manufacture of kyphi as given in the Edfu text involves blending and aging of sixteen ingredients in sequence. The result was rolled into balls and placed on hot coals to release a perfumed smoke. [quote from Wikipedia]

    DSH’s Cardamom and Kyphi is a worthy nod to that ancient recipe. One is immediately hit with a strong combination of cardamom and clove. Cinammon and cedar seem to be woven in, as well as amber. The dry down is soft and amber redolent with a light veil of cardamom and cinnamon floating above.

    An excellent and worthy addition to the roster of spicy Oriental scents.

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