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History of perfume

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Origins Of Perfume

The origin of perfume is commonly attributed to the ancient Egyptians. They utilized scents to celebrate prayers and religious ceremony by burning essential oils, resin, and perfumed unguents.

This practice had several functions: to ensure divinities’ prot...

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During the period of the ancient Greeks, the perfume leaves its religious rituals and begins to accompany the everyday life of common people. While continuing to accompany the sacred rituals and key moments like births, weddings, and funeral ceremonies, perfume now also enters th...

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In Rome, thanks to the continuous conquests and expeditions, they begin to feel the influence of the different cultures and customs that become gradually assimilated.

  • From Etruscans seems to derive the habit of burning essences in special containers or censers, to

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Perfume On The Oriental Culture

Perfume was well known in the Oriental culture, thanks to the reciprocal influences between Western acquisitions and Arab scientific knowledge.

  • In particular, amongst the Arabs was common to use fragrances for personal use, to accompany purification rituals o...

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From these lands, which were for a long time unknown to the western civilizations and provided with an exotic and mysterious charm, derive aromas, spices, silk and other precious goods.

  • In Chinese culture, those who emanated a good aroma were appreciate, so it was co...

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  • Perfumery art experienced huge progress in the Renaissance thanks to increased knowledge in the chemical field and the improvement of distillation techniques.
  • The New World and the India Way brought to Europe vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, and ginger. These precious commodities were use...

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  • At the beginning of the 19th century, after the French Revolution, French society devoted itself to an unbridled luxury that made Paris a fashion international capital. Thanks to the trading's liberalization, a very profitable period of production of perfume began, loved by either ...

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Modern perfumery began in the 20th century and was dominated by synthetic essences that give unique notes to fragrances and from the invention of aldehydes fragrances like the famous Chanel n.5. In Europe, as well as in America, fragrances become real artworks and original creati...

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Perfume After The 2000s

In 2000, the history of perfume came to a profusion of different fragrances that increasingly aimed at consumers trying to meet their needs.

Perfumery’s world soon becomes a global industry instead of luxury craftsmanship.

However, this trend is opposed by a new app...

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