The evolution of aromas from different eras
Since everyone perceives this or that work of art differently, the same is with aromas. For each person, it is very special. Today LookStyler will tell you a little about the science of fragrance.
The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase per forum, - through the smoke. A variety of incense in ancient times was presented to the priests by the gods, believing that smoke was extolled from the altars to heaven.
Thus, aromas began to fulfill a sacred function: delighting the gods with incredibly beautiful aromas, people protected themselves from diseases and failures.
Even in ancient Egypt, the Egyptians used perfumes in the form of creams called attars. One of the most popular herbs that were part of these creams - cypress, mint, rosemary, anise. It was in Egypt that the first perfumes in the world appeared, which were called kyphi.
Aromatic substances began to be produced in Babylon and Carthage, around the 7th century BC.
The most popular at that time were Chinese camphor, Arabian fragrant resin, cedar, mimosa, jasmine, lily, and rose.
In China and India, they first washed the gods with fragrant water, and later added to baths and creams. In Asia, they preferred jasmine, wisteria, violets, rosewood, and tuberose tincture as the main components. Japanese women even carried aromatic oils in a small tank and tied them to a kimono.
In Greece, they began to add aromas to food, spices. They were also used as therapeutic ointments and added to cosmetics.
The first distal appears in the 16th century. During this period, they begin to add alcohol to perfume. It was during the Renaissance that they began to make every possible use of aromas, for example, as flavored beads, pillows with rose petals, and aroma tanks that were tied to clothes.
A large perfume trade begins in Venice. It was here when it first began to distribute perfumes in the Middle East and Europe. The most popular perfume was "Eau de Hongrie", 1370.
The composition of the perfume included lemon balm, mint, tincture of orange blossom, lemon, and rosemary.
Spain is becoming the second-largest supplier of aromatic substances worldwide. Especially popular is the "Spanish skin", impregnated with different flavors, for example, an invention such as fragrant gloves.
In England, another fragrant invention, called stillrooms, is very popular. These are a variety of fragrant bags that are used in the interior.
The favorites of the 17th century are spicy aromas and quite tart, which include ambergris, jasmine, and tuberose. Fragrances literally own the whole era.
The fashion for aromas is evolving, and already in the period of romanticism, delicate and light aromas become the most popular.
Until the end of the 19th century, only natural substances were used in the world. But in the future, artificial aromatic substances become popular. Quinoline appears, due to which skin aromas, ionizes, synthetic musk, and, of course, aldehydes become the most popular.
Grasse, France, where the most famous perfumers are located all over the world, is the capital of aromas to this day. The most popular aromas bloom here and more than 70% of all world perfumes are produced here.
We are sure that aromas will evolve further, more and more interesting molecules will be created,
and we are waiting for a very interesting development of perfumery technologies.