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Join Date: 08 Dec 2004
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That is a fascinating post Huck!

Well in the History of Things, here is a little aside about The Frangipane dynasty, that resonates with us who live in the Southern Hemisphere who love the plant Plumeria- called here 'Frangipani'.

The name, frangipani, comes from the Italian nobleman, Marquis Frangipani, who created a perfume used to scent gloves in the 16th century. When the frangipani flower was discovered its natural perfume reminded people of the scented gloves, and so the flower was called frangipani. Interestingly enough on the Subject of Perfume- Hungary Water is the first European perfume........(just a little cross polination going on here)

I need to read more about Isotta d'Este.
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