Fragrances and Cultures

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"Here first she bathes; and round her body pours Soft oils of fragrance, and ambrosial show'rs."   — Homer, "The Iliad", XIV rhapsody, 8th century BC "The newly weds do not need to use perfumes because the sweetest emanations rise off their persons."    — Xenophon, "The Banquet", 5th century BC "Take care that the good scent of his scent does not highlight the bad scent of his lif... (more)

".. enjoy all things, including fragrance, in a manner that you control, lest they end up controlling you."

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"He takes his bath in a large golden bathtub first, then he applies an Egyptian unguent to his feet, and oil of fragrant palm on his chest; his two arms and his back are scented with an essence of mint, marjoram is used on hair and brow and thyme invigorates his weakened knees." — Antiphanes, 4th century BC. Knossos palace with charging bull fresco, near Heraklion, Crete Detail of the frescoes of the Palace of Knossos If in a... (more)

"Greece naturally cast an eye into the aromatics of its own soil—herbal, tangy, austere and sensual in equal measure."

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"The mysteries of ancient perfumery hold plenty of fascination for contemporary perfume lovers as well as endless research potential."

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