- Latin opopanax, from Hellenistic Greek ὀποπάναξ (opopanax), from Ancient Greek ὀπός (opos, "vegetable juice") + πάναξ (panax). (Wiktionary)
“Three loves – ancient loves – vanish in tears … I did this in four days in a room of blue satin, in an overheated apartment, full of different smells, where the opopanax and cyclamen gave me a slight fever conducive towards production or even towards reproduction.”
“For many days now he had lain in bed in a room exuding silver, crimson, and electric light, smelling of opopanax and of cigars.”
“So the purveyors continued to mount to their apartment, and Ralph, in the course of his frequent nights from it, found himself always dodging the corners of black glazed boxes and swaying pyramids of pasteboard; always lifting his hat to sidling milliners 'girls, or effacing himself before slender vendeuses floating by in a mist of opopanax.”
“All over Europe, with the various tincture of differing national habit and custom, this was the mark of the sophistication of the poets, sometimes delicately and craftily exhibited, but often, as in foreign examples which will easily occur to your memory, rankly, as with the tiresome persistence of a slightly stale perfume, an irritating odour of last night's opopanax or vervain.”
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“In light of recent events, the author’s description of fenugreek is prescient, The characteristic odor of fenugreek extract is a celery-like spiciness, a coumarinic-balsamic sweetness and an intense, almost sickeningly strong, lovage-like or opopanax-like note of extreme tenacity.”
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