The Greeks and Romans learned about perfumes from the Egyptians. Mark Antony gave Queen Cleopatra a perfume factory because of her interest in perfumes, in fact, Cleopatra was so interested in perfumes, she wrote a recipe book for making perfumes.
To make ancient perfumed ointments, a method that is still used today, you spread flower petals, containing the desired fragrant substance, over fat. The fragrant substances in the petals, called essential oils by perfumers, dissolves in the fat. More petals are added until the fat is saturated with perfume. To make ancient perfumed oils, they extracted perfume by mixing herbs, flower petals, leaves, or seeds with hot non-acidic vegetable oil made from pressing olives. Then let the mixture soak at 30-40°C. Then press the mixture through a bag to extract the perfumed oil from the pressed olive mixture and stored in ceramic vessels. Because ancient perfumes were made from olive oil, they could be consumed and were often added to wine, which is something I haven't heard about before, interesting.
To use perfume made from its natural source is beneficiary, in many ways, to the toxic, chemical and cheaper mixture most often found and used today.
1991 study performed by the EPA found that numerous potentially hazardous chemicals are commonly used in fragrance, including acetone, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, camphor, ethanol, ethyl acetate, limonene, linalool, and methylene chloride
One of the leading pioneers in contemporary all-natural perfume is Mandy Aftel. In her fascinating book Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume she describes natural essences as “compressed vitality” and notes, “We are bombarded by department store perfumes that shout their presence and linger monotonously and pervasively on the body and in the air, but the true magic of perfume eludes us. We have lost touch with what drew our kind to the smell of flowers and herbs in the first place, and with the rich and tangled history of our species and theirs.”
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