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LEONIE CORNELIUS & FRIENDS

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From Persia to the Provence | Perfume and its magical power

The history of perfume is fascinating and is shrouded in mystery, seduction and sacred practice. Its story brings us all the way back to as early as 7000BC, when found objects that hold perfume and cosmetics are thought to date back to. At that stage perfumes were mainly resins and even 2000 BC Egyptians captured fragrances in cold or heated fat and they used scented incense as offers at the

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The Rainbow Goddess

The fabulous early blooming dwarf Iris one of those plants that look great in most garden schemes.  Blooming early, some even as early as January, I would find it hard to believe that anyone can anyone resist buying these flowers in the garden centre. They are delightfully purple and feathery at a time of the year when there is very little colour to be had. In the garden I love

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Himalayan Rosemary Salt Scrub

As I write this there is a howling wind outside and the temperature is close to freezing. Winter in Ireland can be a tricky time for gardens. Most perennials have now died down and all we are left with are the strong evergreen structural plants to give gardens some colour. One plant that I love using for so may different reasons is the Rosemary plant (Rosmarinus officinalis). This wonderful kitchen

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