Zaguan

An arid, dry, desert with spice.

“And while a zaguan has its roots in the functional necessity of securing inside from outside, it does so in a way that can only be described as poetic. Leaving the bright sun, arid landscape and dangerous untamed world of the exterior, one passes through a dark and compressed space... to enter into a world where nature is tamed and domestic life can flourish.”  – Bud Dietrich, Architect

 

A zaguan is an architectural element – a passageway leading from the entrance door to the central patio in houses, commonly found in the southwestern U.S. 

This is what it’s like to stand in this portal and close your eyes.  Here’s what’s in it:  spices, including black pepper, cardamom, and frankincense; green notes including stemones, tomato leaf, violet, galbanum; beeswax; dry earth woods and resins, and hay.    It smells like a dry, dusty, arid landscape with a little bite of spice.   This one packs a real punch and has fantastic projection.

 

Top: | Desert Spice Blend 

Mid: | Violet | Tomato | Dry Woods | Dusty Earth |

Base: | Hay | Amber Core | Sandalore |