As you climb the many steps of the pyramid “Chichén Itzá” in Yucatán, Mexico you may smell frangipani (plumeria), sour orange, rosewater, and agave. We have been inspired and blended plumeria with white sage and bergamot to capture this unique and amazing structure, known as the castle, with the appearance of a sun casted serpent, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
Chichén Itzá (chee·chen it·suh) is a Mayan city on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, which flourished in the 9th and 10th centuries CE. Under the Mayan tribe Itzá—who were strongly influenced by the Toltecs—a number of important monuments and temples were built. Among the most notable is the stepped pyramid El Castillo (“The Castle”), which rises 79 feet (24 meters) above the Main Plaza. A testament to the Mayans’ astronomical abilities, the structure features a total of 365 steps, the number of days in the solar year. During the spring and autumnal equinoxes, the setting sun casts shadows on the pyramid that give the appearance of a serpent slithering down the north stairway; at the base is a stone snake head.