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Tuesday, January 26, 2021


The use of fragrant aromas goes back thousands of years. They were first used in religious practices in the form of burning incense that produced a pleasant scent. Incense burning began in Messopotamia about 4000 years ago. In fact, the word perfume comes from the Latin phrase "per fume" (through smoke). The Egyptians were important in the development of ancient perfumes and invented the idea of perfume bottles. The Egyptian ideas of perfume later spread to other ancient civilizations. Perfumes were important in the baths of ancient Rome. Avicenna, an Arab chemist in medieval times developed the process of extracting perfumes from flowers. The use of perfumes spread to Europe, even before the coming of the Renaissance. Medieval and Renaissance rulers in Europe granted charters to perfumers. Various methods of extracting and preparing perfumes commercially were developed in Europe with the beginning of modern science in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first synthetic chemical to be used as a perfume was developed by Fougère Royale, Houbigant in France in 1882. The chemical perfume manufacturers that we know today mostly came into existence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

You can visit handcrafted flower focal beads on the Beadshaper website at . The flowers look fragrant but you can’t smell the fragrance because they are glass.

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