Just in: Spice Surprise by Swedoft. Conditvm Paradoxvm or ‘Spice Surpise’ is a decadent wine recipe from ancient Rome. In Spice Surprise strong wine is infused with honey, dates and a variety of spices (a mix that would cost a fortune back then). The legend has it that this wine would be served during Emperor Nero’s infamous orgies where the guests would indulge in drinking and other excessive pastimes. The perfume by the name of Spice Surprise flows and splashes like a wine fountain; is rich like the dense air around the summer night’s feast and is wearily sweet like fatigue from too much fun.