As you walk along the “Great Wall of China”, near Beijing you may smell incense, spruce trees, flowers, and perfume. We have been inspired and blended pink peony with our London rain (bergamot, citrus, musk, smoke, woods and cashmere) to capture the beauty, greatness and magnificence of one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
Great Wall of China
Great might be an understatement. One of the world’s largest building-construction projects, the Great Wall of China is widely thought to be about 5,500 miles (8,850 km) long; a disputed Chinese study, however, claims the length is 13,170 miles (21,200 km). Work began in the 7th century BCE and continued for two millennia. Although called a “wall,” the structure actually features two parallel walls for lengthy stretches. In addition, watchtowers and barracks dot the bulwark. One not-so-great thing about the wall, however, was its effectiveness. Although it was built to prevent invasions and raids, the wall largely failed to provide actual security. Instead, scholars have noted that it served more as “political propaganda.”