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Perfume History | Part 1 | Antiquity

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The first part of our series on the history of perfume. This week we discuss the era of antiquity and how the use of perfume started to develop throughout the world You can also find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theperfumepros/
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nevdh (3 months ago)
I was hoping you ladies talked more about the arabs... idk why but i feel like white people always ignores arabs/islamic history! Even though they had an important rule in many innovations we cannot lives without today.
The Perfume Pros (3 months ago)
You are right. The Arabic culture has a long and rich history with perfumery. We do mention that towards the end of our video on the beginnings of Perfume history as it is widely believed to be a Persian doctor Avicenna who invented the distillation process. However we ran out of time to go further in depth on the middle Eastern culture of fragrance. Maybe we will have to do a whole video about it.
dhoakohime (1 year ago)
Where can i get that recreation of kyphi??? I am soo interested!! Honey and myrrh are among my fav notes!!!
dhoakohime (1 year ago)
The Perfume Pros awww! Thank you for your answer!!! What a pitty. It sounds like something i would love plus it is really interesring!! I am missing a niche perfume house that specializes in historical accurate recreations. I think it could be very appealing to a lot of people, not just to me. The smell of cleopatra, the scent of Ma Antoinette... who wouldnt try it???
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+dhoakohime it was recreated especially for some fragrance training schools by a client company we work with so I don’t think you would be able to get it. We only had a tiny vial of it 😕
jesse Warren (1 year ago)
Rob Whiff (1 year ago)
great take ladies...
okapi323 (1 year ago)
This was great. Looking forward to part two. I'd be interested in hearing about the perfumed containers people used to bring along with them when they were out and about.
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+okapi323 ah ok we'll try and include something on that in some of our future videos. If you watch our vlog from grasse in June we showed some examples of historical bottles which might be interesting for you
Jennifer Boardman (1 year ago)
absolutly loved this video so interesting, cant wait for the next instalment
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+Jennifer Boardman thank you
edreamsincolor (1 year ago)
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+eve123w8 thanks we're glad you enjoyed it
pepperjune84 (1 year ago)
So looking forward to this series! Love learning about all things perfume :)
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+pepperjune84 thank you 😊
Alfredo Bracamonte (1 year ago)
Really interesting and well researched video. Would you also talk about the chemistry of perfumes and how it has evolved?
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+Alfredo Bracamonte we're no scientists but we will try and include what we know in future parts of this series. Thank you for your comment
Lanier Smith (1 year ago)
Ladies this was Brilliant. Love your channel and I am looking forward to so much more of your wonderful content! Big HUG and Cheers!
Johmathan .B. Swift (1 year ago)
_Hello Lanier_ The girls here do make perfume fun and interesting . _Thank you for your contributions to the fragrance community_ That's all three of you.
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+Lanier Smith thank you so much, it's great to know you liked this video
sherylintheraw (1 year ago)
gosh I love this. I'm looking forward to more engaging videos like this.
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+sherylintheraw thank you for your support of our channel, it means a lot
Allistar Anglophelia (1 year ago)
Wonderful video. Which company formulated the Keefee(sp?) I know there's an Egyptian inspired perfume called Eye, Hatshepsut that has papyrus, blue lotus, smoke, burnt tallow, kohl, cinnamon, honeyed wine, orris butter, patchouli, incense, labdanum, Egyptian musk.
Arden Powers (1 year ago)
Thanks for the info . . . very interesting . . . can't wait for the next part ! ( I'm guessing that fragrances were used as a way to cover up body odor also ) :)
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+Arden Powers oh yes definitely! We'll be talking about that in the next part of the series too which focuses on the whiffy middles ages
Brooklyn Rose (1 year ago)
Thank you ladies, always informative and enjoyable.  Looking forward to your next video.
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+Brooklyn Rose thank you, it's lovely to hear you're enjoying our channel
Kristina (1 year ago)
I'm really interested in the middle ages part of this. I remember one of my teachers saying that when the plague hit Europe they took the infected dead out of the city to be burned to try to prevent further spread of the illness. When they were sick they would put flowers in their pockets to try to perfume themselves and cover up the odor of the illness. That is actually were the nursery rhyme Ring Around The Rosie comes from. Ring around the rosie (the plague left red marks with a ring around them) Pocket full of posies (the perfume) Ashes ashes we all fall down (burning of the many dead)
The Perfume Pros (1 year ago)
+krosa2471 indeed we think you're right about that nursery rhyme it definitely was a lot more harrowing than it appears now! We'll be focusing more on the middle ages in our next history video and how people used perfume to ward off disease so stay tuned for that one too
MrKjellqvist (1 year ago)
Great video! Cheers!
doublemama13 (1 year ago)
I love this idea!! Great video!

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