Perfume has its origins in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, where the scents used for a range of procedures: for embalming, in a hygienic and therapeutic purposes, and, of course, for seduction. Legendary Greek ferryman Phaon with vial of perfume, resulting in a present from the goddess of love Aphrodite was able to conquer the beautiful Sappho – poet from the island of Lesbos. Enormous contribution to the development of perfume made the Persians and the Arabs: in the East for the first time learned how to make aromatic oils and essences. Then the ghosts get into ancient Rome, where the dynamic are not only used as a fragrance, but also as therapeutic agents (not by chance incense sellers both were pharmacists). The Romans also invented glass and perfume bottles, has come down to our days. The squares of the ancient city fountains rose water. At banquets of Nero in the era of the meal over the heads of the guests ran white doves from soaked in fragrant water wings.
Recipes aromatic substances can be found in the Old Testament. Spirits are associated with many historical figures. In the tenth century bc, the Queen of Sheba presented a gift to King Solomon precious casket with incense. And Alexander the Great went to a box disguised as a war trophy. With the advent of Christianity to the spirits were treated as something frivolous, even incense is still used in religious ceremonies. In Europe, the art of perfumery almost disappears, but in the East it reaches its highest peak.