In antiquity, perfume was already associated with feelings and it was possible to establish it since with the importance in human and social relations. Throughout time, their role were changing. It was first used in sacred rituals to the gods, and later, we are able to see Bible passages that describe the perfumes, oils and ointments. After centuries, withthe advent of Christianity, the perfume has fallen into disuse in Europe, unlike in the Arabian, where its use has not been suppressed and it kept growing. Then we can highlight the importance of European French more precisely, to the fabrication and use of perfume.
Over the years, the role of the perfume was being modified and brought into different contexts for their use. Currently, there areindustrialization and large-scale production, making it became something common and affordable, unlike at its origin, which was considered a great wealth without price.
Thus, the aim is to observe and present the similarities and distinctions of perfume in its creation and in present days.
Perfume was created in about 3000 BC, along with the Egyptian civilization. Its name shows thereal function, perfume through the smoke.
The Egyptians were polytheists and honored the gods in various kinds of rituals, the perfume played a major role in them. The incense and scent,
were seen as valuable and essential things. Inside the temple there were laboratories that specialized in the preparation of perfumes and ointments. The altars of the rituals were purified by burning incense,woods and resins; sacred statues were glorified with scented oils. Civilization believed that prayers and invocations to the gods arrived faster if they were laden with aromatic smoke.
The Egyptians believed that with the scent of the dead their soul could be put in the ritual of mummification were used myrrh, oak moss, pine resin and other ingredients to send the bodies to eternity. In personalcare, perfume had great importance, and it was obligatory the presence of incense and of myrrh frankincense. There were also rooms where anointed women hydrated their hair with ointment and anointed the body with the function of perfume the skin from the sun.
Since ancient times, man has had a weakness for perfume and has used it not only to mask unpleasant odors, but also to seduce.Initially, scents were the privilege only of the wealthy, but in 1905, François Coty changed that by opening the first mass-production perfume factory on the outskirts of Paris. Nowadays, about 100 new perfumes are launched every day, but France’s perfume is still regarded as the best in the world by scent connoisserus. Although the industry today relies more on synthetic chemicals than on flowers,perfumes made from flowers are still popular. Rose and jasmine are the main ingredients in Channel . 5, the best-selling perfume in the world.
A few years ago when a bad weather impaired jasmine production, Chanel took the precaution of buying their own farm in Grasse. The farm produces 20 tons of jasmine and 50 tons of rose annually, exclusively for Channel Grasse, where some of France’s most highly prized flowers, including lavender, jasmine, roses and violets are produced, have developed the art of perfume making for centuries. It is there that the master of perfumes, called nuts(noses) , train their sence of smell for seven tears so that they are able to recognize around 6,000 scents.
Perfumes have played an important part in the lives of Egyptians for over5,000 years. In ancient Egypt, citizens were ordered to perfume themselves at least once a week. They would take long baths and soak theirs skin oils because it was a pleasure an also to protect them from the sun. They had a variety of creams shaped into cones which they would melt to cover their hair and bodies. When Egyptians died, their relatives filled urns with aromatics and placed them...