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The Making of Perfume

13 Oct

The Perfume Maker by Ernst Rodolphe

Perfume used to be made from only natural ingredients such as flowers, grasses and spices as well as animal products and oils that make the scent last longer by emitting the scent more slowly. Today there are a lot of synthetic perfumes that use chemicals made up in a lab to substitute for example the animal products. Continue reading

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Ways to make your Perfume last [part 2]

28 Sep

6. Don’t spray perfume on top of clothes, always apply before getting dressed.

7. Instead of spraying your hair, spray your hair brush and lightly brush your hair with it.

8. To achieve extra moisture, rub Vaseline on your pulse points. Doing so will make the scent stick better to your skin.

9. To distribute the scent over your entire body, spray perfume in the air and walk through it.

10. Place perfume infused cotton balls in your bra instead of spraying directly on the skin where swear and irritation can occur.

History of Perfume

19 Sep

Definition of Perfume- A pleasing, agreeable scent or odor.

The word perfume comes from the Latin word ‘Parfumare’- to fill with smoke. In the old days people would light incense and aromatic herbs for a pleasant scent during religious rituals.

Ancient Egyptian Perfume Bottle

The Egyptians were the first to use perfume for personal uses by wearing hats with wax on top with perfume inside, and the wax would melt during the day because of the heat and would make a woman smell good all day long. They were also the first people to invent glass and later on perfume bottles. When the Greeks fell in love with the Egyptian fragrances, they invented the first liquid perfume made out of fragrant powder and heavy oils. The Romans bathed up to three times a day in fragrant oils and even bathed their dogs and horses in them. After the Roman Empire fell and Christianity rose, the use of perfume decreased dramatically. Continue reading