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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Vetiver des Indes

Vetiver des Indes. The fragrant roots of this grass were widely used to keep destructive insects from eating cashmere shawls, furs and other textiles.

In India, a mixture of vetiver (khus khus) and patchouli (pucha pat) was used to scent shawls and keep the insects from damaging the textiles. The fragrant blend was also produced by perfumer's wishing to imitate the scent.

In the past wealthy women used to have tiny sachets of oil of vetiver sewn into the linings of their expensive fur coats.

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