You know it and most probably you use it on a daily basis. It’s a marvellous scent which makes you happier and even more beautiful (it applies especially to the fair gender). Maybe you already know what I am talking about. If you don’t, let me not stress you more and tell you that the topic of today’s post is perfume. The word is of Latin origin and its meaning is “through smoke”. It’s a very natural name because the earliest and the very first perfumes ever “created” in antiquity and later on were incense based. On the other hand, various spices and herbs like coriander and frankincense.
As a matter of fact, the earliest perfume of modern type was a blend of essential oils and some alcohol solution and to be more precise I will add that fragrant blend was of rosemary, thyme and verbena in brandy. It was specially made for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary and that’s why it’s better known as “Hungary Water”. It was used either as tonic water or perfume. It was also a treatment prescribed by physicians and it was gargled against any kind of ailments. Continue reading