Scent: How does it come about and how do you choose it? Perfumes tell you a lot about yourself, your personality or how they make you feel at a certain moment. Scent: how does it come about? Perfume, from Latin for smoke, through smoking, has played a fundamental role in the various historical eras. Its origins date back to the times of the Greeks and Egyptians but, the first distillation of rose water with rose petals from the centifolia rose is by the Arab doctor Avicenna, in the X century. The first perfume in alcoholic solution was obtained in 1370 thanks to a monk expert in chemistry. Let's talk about Water from Hungary: an extract of rosemary, thyme, and lavender, apparently had aphrodisiac powers. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth of Hungary was able to seduce the king of Poland at the age of 70, thanks to this water! In the Renaissance, chemistry replaced alchemy, improving the distillation and quality of essences. The great perfumers of the time were Spaniards and Italians: when Caterina de' Medici arrived in France to marry the Duke of Orléans, the future King Henry II, she brought with her perfumer Renato Bianco from Italy, who opened a shop in Paris and became famous among the Parisian aristocracy. In 1600 the Water of Cologne was born thanks to Gian Paolo Feminis but The real revolution took place towards the end of the nineteenth century when Louis Pasteur, father of microbiology, discovered the existence of bacteria. 1828 is a year full of discoveries and innovations for perfumery art: Pierre Francois Pascal Guerlain opens his first perfumery house in Paris, offering eau de toilette, soaps, thermal preparations, aromatic vinegar, creams and ointments of all kinds. Then we discover the synthesis of urea, which contributes to the evolution of
Scent: How does it come about and how do you choose it?