Fragrances

By: Donald Yeary

Well lets talk about fragrances. Fragrances have been reported to have been around in the ancient Egyptians time. There is a reference to perfumery and even perfume formulas in the Bible, women used pomegranate for there lips and would use spices and oils for their skin to make them smell nice. The fragrances today are much more refined and last longer. Some of the things used to make the wonderful scents we have today are:bergmont, melon, apple, cinnamon, green leaves, sea breeze, magnolia, violet, rose, teak,jasmine, amber, musk, lantana flower, raspberry, white muguet, lemon, sandalwood, peach, pineapple, white lily, mandarin, gardenia, rosette, camellia, satinwood, neroli, ginger, cumia, copahu wood, myrrh, vanilla, iris, neliotrope, nerolie, lime, lilac, fig, tuberose, maple wood, osmanthus, plums, orange flowers, ylang-ylang, patchouli, cloves, moss, carlgrey, honeysuckle, white pepper, orris, carnation, mimosa, juniper berry, grapefruit, tobacco, white sage, cedar, lonka bean.

Fragrant product that result fron the artful blending of certain odoriferous substances in appropriate proportions word is derived from the Latin per fumum, meaning "through smoke." The art of perfumery was apparently known to the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Egyptians, Israelites, Carthaginians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans. Fine perfumes may contain more then 100 ingredients. Each perfume is composed of a top note, the refreshing, volatile odor perceived immediately; a middle note, or modifier, an providing full, solid character; and a base note, also called an end note or basic note, which is the most persistent. Information was gathered from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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