The History of Perfume

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 ”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

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