Archive for July, 2010
The very word perfume creates a whiff of the smell around. It fills and mesmerizes himself with a wonderful sensation and emotion. Perfumes have always attracted mankind and how a bottle of perfume is created is a mystery even in this era and age! The art of making perfume was a secret and the selected perfumes are created by specialists who never reveal the substance of it. This makes each bottle of perfume unique. The perfume making art was introduced in Egypt and Mesopotamia somewhere in the 2nd millennium BC. Originally perfume is made from spices like almonds, coriander and bergamot along with various other herbs. Flowers are not used in those days.
A Persian doctor and chemist discovered that the scent can be made from the flowers too. He started making perfume with roses and rose water is a big favorite instantly. Once introduced, rose water is used extensively and is still used. With the advancement in perfume making industry and mass production and consumption, there has been a sea change in the whole process of making perfume. It has now become a mechanical job no doubt but still needs expertise.