“A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.” - COCO CHANEL
The Perfumes of the Dawn of Time
The scent pervades the history and culture of mankind for almost seven millennia. Among all peoples it has played two functions, religious and profane: the word "perfume" comes from the Latin - per fumum - which literally means “through smoke” from the moment that the first perfumes consisted of burnt aromas, such as incense, in offering to the gods and ancestors.
The art of blending flavors, originating in the Middle East, spread westward to Greece and Rome with the campaigns of Alexander the Great, before conquering Asia through the mediation of the Arab merchants and to return then in Europe at the time of Crusades, closing a circle which strictly link perfumes and smells to the habits and traditions of every men in the world.
If you want to know what are the most used fragrances since the dawn of time, keep on reading...