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I am passionate about perfume and I would like to research “When did perfume begin?

I have heard perfume begin in Egypt, Is it true, I saw the documentary and researched they tell me about…the word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, meaning “through smoke” Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians.  The art of perfumery was known in western Europe since the 13th– 14th century. France quickly became the European center of perfume and cosmetic manufacture perfumes were used primarily by royalty and the wealthy.

The Ancient Egyptians loved beautiful fragrances. They connected them with the gods and recognized their positive effect on health and wellbeing. Perfumes were generally applied as oil-based salves, and there are numerous recipes and depictions of the preparation of perfume in temples all over Egypt.

The god of perfume, Nefertum, was the god of the lotus blossom who is born from the ancient waters at the beginning of time, and a god of perfume and aromatherapy. He could be described as the world’s first aromatherapist!

Egypt was the world leader in the creation of perfume and was closely connected with the international perfume trade. When Julius Caesar took control of Egypt, he showed this fact to the Roman people by throwing bottles of precious perfume to the crowd during his winning return to Rome.

The highest prize perfumes of the ancient world came from Egypt. Of these,  be supported the most popular were Susinum (a perfume based on lily, myrrh, cinnamon), Cyprinum (based upon henna, cardamom, cinnamon, myrrh, and southernwood) and Mendesian (myrrh and cassia with assorted gums and resins). Mendesian was named after the ancient city of Mendes, and although the perfume was produced in other locations at a later date, the best variety was still thought to be that from Mendes. Alabaster perfume jar from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

They also loved State, a perfume with a fairly strong aroma of myrrh, Rhondinium (based on the highly popular scent of rose) and ascent simply known as “the Egyptian” which seems to have been based on cinnamon and myrrh with sweet wine. Perfumes were generally stored in beautiful alabaster bottles, but there is also some evidence that blue glass bottles may also have been used.

The first perfumers, Egyptian priests, used aromatic resins to sweeten the smell of sacrificial offerings.  People believed that burning incense connected humans with the Gods and pleased the divine.

However in the former time people use perfume for connected and recognized them with the gods, it’s a good point, for me, I am used to giving a pleasant scent on my body. I am a perfume lover 🙂

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I am passionate about perfume and I would like to research “When did perfume begin?

I have heard perfume begin in Egypt, Is it true, I saw the documentary and researched they tell me about…the word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, meaning “trough smoke” Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians.  The art of perfumery was known in western Europe since the 13th– 14th century. France puickly became the European centre of perfume and cosmetic manufacture  perfumes were used primarily by royalty and the wealthy.

The Ancient Egyptians loved beautiful fragrances. They connected them with the gods and recognized their positive effect on health andwellbeing. Perfumes were generally applied as oil-based salves, and there are numerous recipes and depictions of the preparation of perfume in temples all over Egypt.

The god of perfume, Nefertum, was the god of the lotus blossom who be born from the ancient waters at the beginning of time, and a god of perfume and aromatherapy. He could be described as the world’s first aromatherapist!

Egypt was the world leader in the creation of perfume and was closely connected with the international perfume trade. When Julius Caesar took control of Egypt, he showed this fact to the Roman people by throwing bottles of precious perfume to the crowd during his winningreturn to Rome.

The most highly prize perfumes of the ancient world came from Egypt. Of these,  be supportedthe most popular were Susinum (a perfume based on lily, myrrh, cinnamon), Cyprinum (based upon henna, cardamom, cinnamon, myrrh and southernwood) and Mendesian (myrrh and cassia with assorted gums and resins). Mendesian was named after the ancient city of Mendes, and although the perfume was produced in other locations at a later date, the best variety was still thought to be that from Mendes. Alabaster perfume jar from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

They also loved Stakte, a perfume with a fairly stronge aroma of myrrh, Rhondinium (based on the highly popular scent of rose) and a scent simply known as “the Egyptian” which seems to have been based on cinnamon and myrrh with sweet wine. Perfumes were generally stored in beautiful alabaster bottles, but there is also some evidence that blue glass bottles may also have been used.

The first perfumers, Egyptian priests, used aromatic resins to sweeten the smell of sacrificial offerings.  People believed that burning incense connected humans with the Gods and pleased the devine.

(CONCLUSION)+(SOME WORD INCORRECT, PLEASE CHECK)

Khanittha Kraithong (review)

Draft 2

I am passionate about perfume and I would like to research “When did perfume begin?

I have heard perfume begin in Egypt, Is it true, I saw the documentary and researched they tell me about…the word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, meaning “trough smoke” Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians.  The art of perfumery was known in western Europe since the 13th– 14th century. France puickly became the European centre of perfume and cosmetic manufacture  perfumes were used primarily by royalty and the wealthy.

The Ancient Egyptians loved beautiful fragrances. They connected them with the gods and recognized their positive effect on health andwellbeing. Perfumes were generally applied as oil-based salves, and there are numerous recipes and depictions of the preparation of perfume in temples all over Egypt.

The god of perfume, Nefertum, was the god of the lotus blossom who be born from the ancient waters at the beginning of time, and a god of perfume and aromatherapy. He could be described as the world’s first aromatherapist!

Egypt was the world leader in the creation of perfume and was closely connected with the international perfume trade. When Julius Caesar took control of Egypt, he showed this fact to the Roman people by throwing bottles of precious perfume to the crowd during his winningreturn to Rome.

The most highly prize perfumes of the ancient world came from Egypt. Of these,  be supportedthe most popular were Susinum (a perfume based on lily, myrrh, cinnamon), Cyprinum (based upon henna, cardamom, cinnamon, myrrh and southernwood) and Mendesian (myrrh and cassia with assorted gums and resins). Mendesian was named after the ancient city of Mendes, and although the perfume was produced in other locations at a later date, the best variety was still thought to be that from Mendes. Alabaster perfume jar from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

They also loved Stakte, a perfume with a fairly stronge aroma of myrrh, Rhondinium (based on the highly popular scent of rose) and a scent simply known as “the Egyptian” which seems to have been based on cinnamon and myrrh with sweet wine. Perfumes were generally stored in beautiful alabaster bottles, but there is also some evidence that blue glass bottles may also have been used.

The first perfumers, Egyptian priests, used aromatic resins to sweeten the smell of sacrificial offerings.  People believed that burning incense connected humans with the Gods and pleased the devine.

Draft 1

I hear perfume begin in Egypt, Is it true, I saw the documentary and researched they tell me about…the word perfume used today derives from the Latin per fumum, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and was further refined by the Romans and Persians. The art of perfumery was known in western Europe since the 13th– 14th century. France puickly became the European centre of perfume and cosmetic manufacture  perfumes were used primarily by royalty and the wealthy.

The Ancient Egyptians loved beautiful fragrances. They connected them with the gods and recognized their positive effect on health. Perfumes were generally applied as oil-based salves, and there are numerous recipes and depictions of the preparation of perfume in temples all over Egypt.

The god of perfume, Nefertum, was the god of the lotus blossom who be born from the ancient waters at the beginning of time, and a god of perfume and aromatherapy. He could be described as the world’s first aromatherapist!

Egypt was the world leader in the creation of perfume and was closely connected with the international perfume trade. When Julius Caesar took control of Egypt, he showed this fact to the Roman people by throwing bottles of precious perfume to the crowd during his winningreturn to Rome.

The most highly prize perfumes of the ancient world came from Egypt. Of these,  be supportedthe most popular were Susinum (a perfume based on lily, myrrh, cinnamon), Cyprinum (based upon henna, cardamom, cinnamon, myrrh and southernwood) and Mendesian (myrrh and cassia with assorted gums and resins). Mendesian was named after the ancient city of Mendes, and although the perfume was produced in other locations at a later date, the best variety was still thought to be that from Mendes. Alabaster perfume jar from Tutankhamun’s tomb.