[LMB] Cetagandan scents

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Sat Dec 18 19:54:35 GMT 2021


I never got far into the Tale of Genji myself, but I suspect Lois did.
I'm reading _The Year 1000_, and the author mentions _Genji_ describes
the aristocrats of the Imperial court being obsessed with scents and
aromatics, making their own individual blends with their own hands
(physical labor! by a member of the imperial family!), having scent
competitions, etc.

Should ring a bell for anyone who read _Cetaganda_ or _Gentleman Jole_.
:)

-xx- Damien X-)
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