Lalibela

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"Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. (…) Thou didst breathe fragrant odours, and I drew in my breath; and now I pant for Thee. I tasted, and now I hunger and thirst. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace."

St Augustine

Textes : Clara Molloy

Illustrations : Bastien Coulon

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Twelve churches carved from the Ethiopian rock in a single night. Vanilla. Mineral rocks, sculpted, cloaked in pink, emerge from the earth. Labdanum resin. Heavenly builders driven by a mystical fervour. Jasmine absolute. Mysterious sanctuaries, protected by the frankincense of a thousand-year-old ritual. Patchouli Essence. The hum of bees in the flowers, a joyful fervour. Pink. A destiny that makes a perfume a story. Lalibela.

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