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Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

Perfume: Egypt to the Modern Vanity Table

by Deborah Washington International Perfume Bottle Association Perfume – The origins of the “juice.” What exactly is perfume? How does it differ from fragrance? The academic/dictionary definition states that the word perfume derives from the Latin perfumare meaning “to smoke through.” The French gave the name parfum to the pleasant smells produced by burning incense. […]