Friday, August 15, 2008

Glorican, anyone?

I'm writing a little piece on Mika Waltari's obscure poem which contains a word "Glorican". It plays an important part in the poem, but I can't find any reference to a substance called "Glorican". Does anyone know what it is? It's said in the poem that a room is filled with its scent and that the narrator of the poem can smell it for several days afterwards on his skin.

The poem was written in the mid-1920's. It's entirely possible that Waltari has typed the word wrong. (Or the typesetter.)

Can anyone help me out with this?

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