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  1. Scent in Japan--my experiences

    The Japanese trace their scent heritage back to ancient Egypt. The Japanese word for 'mummy' is 'mira' which is thought to be related to the word 'myrrh,' an important spice for Egyptian embalmers. It is said that once upon a time, a big piece of strangely-shaped driftwood washed up on the beach. When villagers burned the wood, they discovered a wondrous fragrance. This is thought to be agarwood, or oud as it is known in the Middle East. Certain tree species in southeast Asia react to infections ...
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