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Alchemist’s coded handbook? Witch’s spells from an alien world?

We love the Voynich manuscript mystery so much that we cannot resist posting about it again this month!


This is a very detailed and well done documentary from National Geo about the mysterious Voynich manuscript – a beautiful handmade book that continues to befuddle all experts who attempt to understand it. What IS known is that the manuscript is not a forgery — it is very old. It was also created using the very best parchment and paints possible at the time.


Someone was highly motivated to create this book. But why?


 The Book That Can’t Be Read


Lost Fragrances Continued: M.J. Guest Blogs About WEIL – CASSANDRA…

M.J. was on a blog tour last year for THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES (now in paperback) and she guest blogged about lost fragrances as she went! (Tune in often as we post more links to her numerous delicious posts. Your senses will thank you!)


…And so, here’s a peek at M.J.’s Guest Post at Mrs. Q Book Addict on the unforgettable Weil – Cassandra



“M.J. Rose: I’ve been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances… since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother’s dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination… (researched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)….”

For the complete post about Weil – Cassandra click here.




Lost Fragrances Continued: M.J. Guest Blogs About GUERLAIN…

Curious about what lost perfumes were like? Author M.J. Rose spent a few months touring the blogosphere last year, and she left behind a gorgeous trail of guest posts about lost fragrances…


Now that the paperback of THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES is out, we are publishing her guest posts here at The Museum of Mysteries. Enjoy! (Tune in often as we post more links to her numerous delicious posts. Your senses will thank you!)


…And so, here’s a peek at M.J.’s lush Guest Post at Mystery Fanfare on GUERLAIN



“Researching The Book of Lost Fragrances was a labor of love. One of the most wonderful parts was working with a famous blogger, Dimi of The Sorcery of Scent. He helped me find out about fragrances that have been lost to us and what they smelled like. 


I thought it would interesting for us to tell you about one of them.


Guerlain first focused on verveine (verbena) varieties to use in perfumes in the mid-late 1800’s. Eau de Verveine was released first in the 1870’s and made brief reappearances in the 1950s and the 1980s before being retired from Guerlain’s perfume portfolio. Eau de Verveine is the scent of high summer… sharp, uplifting notes of citrus-green lemon verbena flood the mouth with saliva with their crisp, energising aroma….”

For her complete post about GUERLAIN click here.





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