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Inspired by Plants: The Glass Flowers as a Window into Botanical Education

The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants on permanent exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University Herbaria. Photo by Jennifer Berglund

By Donald H. Pfister and Jennifer Brown, Harvard University Herbaria Unless otherwise noted, all images courtesy of the Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, Harvard University Herbaria / Harvard Museum of Natural History. Photos by Natalja Kent © President and Fellows of Harvard College   When we look at the Ware Collection of […]

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

by Deborah Washington International Perfume Bottle Association Perfume – The origins of the “juice.” What exactly is perfume? How does it differ from fragrance? The academic/dictionary definition states that the word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare meaning “to smoke through.” The French gave the name parfum to the pleasant smells produced by burning incense. […]