As you wander “Machu Picchu” an Incan ruin located high in Andes Mountains of Peru, near Cuzco, you may smell tropical fruits, wet rainforest, light green tea, and fresh earth. We have been inspired and blended Camu Camu (like a fresh fruit smoothie with an abundance of tart red berries, juicy orange, and peach nectar) with sandalwood to capture this isolated area that features agricultural terraces, plazas, residential areas and temples, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
This Incan site near Cuzco, Peru, was “discovered” in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, who believed it was Vilcabamba, a secret Incan stronghold used during the 16th-century rebellion against Spanish rule. Although that claim was later disproved, the purpose of Machu Picchu has confounded scholars. Bingham believed it was home to the “Virgins of the Sun,” women who lived in convents under a vow of chastity. Others think that it was likely a pilgrimage site, while some believe it was a royal retreat. What is known is that Machu Picchu is one of the few major pre-Columbian ruins found nearly intact. Despite its relative isolation high in the Andes Mountains, it features agricultural terraces, plazas, residential areas, and temples.