No one can explain the mystery of vanilla’s aroma and appeal. The soft, sweet and warm scent is eternally evocative of innocent pleasures and gentle embraces. Paradoxically, the graceful tropical orchid we know today as Vanilla, is said to have sprung from the forest floor where the mythical Totonac princess Xanat and her illicit lover were discovered together - and beheaded. The innocence of their love gave birth to this delicate flower which bestows such pure delight. Its sweetness is rivaled only by our mother’s cookies.