That is a beautiful poem!
No I can't wait. I wrote to David Prybus about a possible perfume and got a very kind reply so maybe he is busy ? If so working on Chrism ! Thanks also to Jamie.
Chrism is traditionally made with olive oil and balsam. While there is no absolute certainty what balsam is the historical one, Balsam of Mecca (also called opobalsamum, this is the product of a tree called Commiphora gileadensis or Commiphora opobalsamum) is commonly used today when available, but many other forms of scenting are in use as well. In the Orthodox Church, the Patriarch of Constantinople consecrates chrism every ten years, and it contains 57 ingredients.
Oil of Chrism is used in Baptism and Confirmation, in the consecration of churches and altars, and in conferring Holy Orders in the Roman Catholic and various Eastern Churches, as well as in the Anglican/Episcopal and Lutheran churches.
In the Western churches, every Maundy Thursday, the Bishop and clergy celebrate a mass called the Chrism Mass, at which oil of chrism and the other holy oils (the oil of the catechumens and the oil of the sick) are consecrated. The clergy also renew their ordination vows at this mass.
HI Valerie. No, even though I cannot wait till they come out with the perfume. I wrote them awhile back about it and got no answer. So, I am not sure when they will be coming out with it. This is about my memory of the real Chrism oil used at my nephew's christening years ago. It was beautiful. So am I not the only one interested in the Chrism scent?
Dos this mean Scents of Time have now got Chrism on sale ?