History of Perfume

Jul. 08, 2021



Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have tried to mask or enhance their scent by using perfumes that mimic nature's pleasant scents. Many natural and man-made materials have been used to create perfumes to apply to skin and clothing, to put in cleansers and cosmetics, or to smell the air. Due to differences in body chemistry, temperature, and body odor, no two people will smell exactly the same perfume.


Perfume comes from the Latin words "per", meaning "to pass" and "fumum" or "smoke". Many ancient perfumes were made from natural oils extracted from plants by pressing and steaming them. The oil was then burned to smell the air. Today, most perfumes are used in soaps. Some products are even scented with industrial odorants to mask unpleasant odors or to appear "odorless".


While fragrant liquids for the body are often considered perfumes, true perfumes are defined as extracts or fragrances and contain a percentage of alcohol distilled oil. Water is also used. The United States is the largest perfume market in the world, with annual sales in the billions of dollars.

Ethyl Cinnamate is suitable to be applied to the roses, daffodils, ambergris-amber, citrus incense, fern, chypre, cologne, re-oriental, and woody-incense, and another flavor. It can be used to coordinate the other ointment in the soap, toiletries water, and powder flavor and also has an incense fixative effect. It can also be used as a flavoring agent to be applied to flavors such as cherry, grape, strawberry, raspberry, peach, plum, cinnamon, spicy and vanilla bean.

Ethyl Cinnamate

 Ethyl Cinnamate


Natural ingredients - flowers, grasses, spices, fruits, woods, roots, resins, balsams, leaves, gums, and animal secretions - as well as sources such as alcohol, petrochemicals, coal, and coal tar are used to make perfumes. Some plants, such as the lily of the valley, do not naturally produce oils. In fact, of the 250,000 known species of flowering plants, only about 2,000 contain these essential oils. Therefore, synthetic chemicals must be used to reproduce the scent of non-oil substances. Synthetics can also produce original scents that are not found in nature.


Some perfume ingredients are animal products. For example, castor comes from beaver, musk from the stag, and ambergris from a sperm whales. Animal substances are often used as fixatives, allowing perfumes to evaporate slowly and emit scent for longer periods of time. Other fixatives include coal tar, moss, resins or synthetic chemicals. Alcohol and water are sometimes used to dilute the ingredients in a perfume. The ratio of alcohol to fragrance determines whether the perfume is an "eau de toilette" (toilet water) or a cologne.


Perfumes are made and used differently today than in previous centuries. More and more perfumes are made with synthetic chemicals rather than natural oils. Less concentrated perfumes are also becoming more popular. Combined, these factors have lowered the cost of fragrance and encouraged wider and more frequent use, often on a daily basis.


The use of perfume to heal, make people feel good, and improve relationships between the sexes is a new area being explored by the industry. The sense of smell is considered a right-brain activity that controls mood, memory, and creativity. Aromatherapy - the treatment of physical and emotional problems by smelling oils and perfumes - is enjoying a renaissance to help balance hormones and body energy. The theory behind aromatherapy states that the use of essential oils helps to strengthen the immune system when inhaled or applied topically. Smelling sweet scents can also affect a person's mood and can be used as a form of psychotherapy.






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