The Scent Of Perfume Front Page

The term perfume is associated with fragrance – an arousing odor, pleasant smell, erotica, sensuality.

The French use of the term perfume dates back to the 16th Century and is derived from the Latin per– “through” + fumare -“to smoke”.  It describes the activity used to spread scent in churches, public places and homes by burning aromatic plants – incense – and thus “through smoke”

Today the production of perfume is part of a multi billion-dollar industry. In ancient times it also played a major role in the prosperous trading of merchandise between the east and the west…

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Scent and Smell – The sense of smell is one of our 5 senses. It is the sense that allows us, with the help of organs in our nose, through a process of memory and associations, to recognize our world and to understand and adapt to our environment…

Perfume Basics Perfume is a man made product, mostly in the form of liquid, which is composed of several, sometimes hundreds, of components that produce a pleasant smell by having their odor molecules float in the air…

The History of Perfume – The history of the production and use of perfume stretches back some thousands of years. Perfume, incense and the use of scent were mentioned many times in the bible, along with remains of records describing production in ancient Egypt, the land of Israel, India, Mesopotamia and in the Far East. The Greeks, followed by the Romans, refined the process of production of aromatic oils and perfumes, and emphasized the use of them in the culture of body care. Islamic scientists, hundreds of years ago,  introduced a  process of distilling that enabled manufacturers to extract essential oils and fragrances from raw materials…

Ancient Incense Trade Routes – The Perfume and incense trade route played an important role in the connection between the East and the West – providing commercial activity that also included the trade of spices and precious stones. Fortresses were built in strategic points along the trade routes in order to protect the convoys carrying the expensive merchandise from robbers…

Some Stations Along the Trade Route – The Incense route from Petra, through the Israeli Negev to the port of Gaza along the shore of the Mediterranean, stretches across some 150 kilometers. This route has now been recognized and acknowledged as a world heritage route by UNESCO…

Collectibles – Together with the production of perfume, a secondary industry emerged that was dedicated to manufacturing containers for storage and delivery of this valuable product…

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