Friday, August 9, 2013

Perfume Ancient History





Did You know? Fragrance History


During the civilizations of antiquity, perfume was presented as an offering to the gods. It was believed to sublimate the body and make it more god-like.

In the civilizations of antiquity, from Egypt to Greece, fragrance did not exist as such. Flowers, scented plants, gums and resins were raw materials to be used during the ceremonies dedicated to the gods. As the years went by, the interest in fragrant substances intensified and the ways in which they were used multiplied : fumigations, oils, balms, fermented liquors ... Both rich and poor used them in an attempt to get closer to the gods, in the belief that fragrance glorified their beauty and their power. It was believed that fragrance made the body more perfect and healed its ailments.


A Godly Scent : Tribute by Amouage at The Perfume Shoppe


Inspired by a musical sojourn of emotions, Tribute opens with a graceful accord of frankincense and the subtle majesty of saffron which herald the transition to the elaborate and powerful floral heart notes, chief among which are Jasmine and the rarest and the most precious of the Rose called the Rose Taifi and a whole field is used in the bottle of Tribute.