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The meaning of the word “perfume” comes from the Latin phrase “per fumes” which means “through smoke” and the term perfumery is the art of making perfumes.
Historically, royalty would use perfumes to distinguish themselves from the peasants who most likely had an unpleasant smell. But perfume goes back in history much further than that! The Egyptians are credited for inventing perfume and they used it for ceremonial purposes as well as their beauty rituals. Egyptian perfume recipes have even been discovered by archeologists! The most common scents used by the Egyptians are frankincense, opopanax, and myrhh.
Persians used perfume as a sign of political status and the Persian royals loved their perfume bottles so much, they were seen within many of Persian paintings. Some say that the Ancient Romans perfected the art of perfume. They carefully documented their perfume making process and according to Perfume.com ”Archaeologists recently uncovered a perfume factory from 2,000 BC, located in Cyprus, which seemed to have specialized in the production of scents like coriander, laurel, myrtle, lavender, and rosemary.”
Since the days of ancient Egypt, perfume has continued to stay in style. Some perfumes have even created a world-wide sensation. Chanel No. 5 made perfume history by being the highest selling perfume in the world!Perfume certainly has come a long way throughout the centuries. Doctor Aromas is changing the way people think about perfume by utilizing the finest essential oils and perfumes in our aromatherapy scent delivery system. All of Doctor Aroma’s perfume are cosmetic grade. Why not take care of your air as well as your personal scent
When the worlds of smell and art collide, unexpected things happen. Given that our sense of smell is known to elicit powerful emotions and memories, it makes sense that it has the power to inspire in the world of art.
Imagine if the smell itself was the work of art! The Smithsonian Mag covered a recent installation of Smell, The Beauty of Decay: SmellScape Central Park, designed by scent artist Sissel Tolaas. A beautiful smell is in the nose of the beholder and Sissel wanted to tap into the aesthetics of smell. After spending weeks in Central Park in October trying to capture the essence of the flowers at the end of their bloom, Sissel was able to create special paints that mimic the same smells. The walls were similar to scratch and sniff stickers you loved as a kid. Visitors were encourage to scratch and smell the walls within the installation. Sissel hopes that the museum goers will take away the idea that smells can be beautiful too!
Recently, Doctor Aromas created the Art of Aromas competition for Miami Dade schools. Students were encouraged to create an art piece inspired by our latest fragrance, White Velvet. The challenge was to come up with a piece of art with a scent component. The winners received a $4,500 college fund. The goal is to make Art of Aromas an annual event with the hopes the students can become pioneers in the scent art world.
Now that you see the perfect marriage between scent and art, tell us: how does scent inspire you?