Saturday, December 10, 2011

History of perfumery

Perfume was developed long ago. The ancient Egyptians created ointments and balms, which are used in the manufacture of odorous substances. They applied them to the skin for various purposes, often in the therapeutic or cosmetic. As the basis of odor carriers used vegetable oils and animal fats, alcohol was used later.


The history of the century-long

The Greeks covered their bodies with aromatic oils in the bath. The Romans used fragrances in medical facilities, they assumed that it has healing benefits. And in Rome were first used to store odorous oils and balms made of glass vessels.

The beginning of the spirits is based on alcohol and rosemary, which appeared in the late 14th century, "Queen of Hungary Water" - the world's first selective perfumery! In the 16th century comes a huge variety of spirits, which were made up of components of roses, lavender and other colors. Also, in those days, spices, and sometimes - amber or musk were added to the aromatic waters. XVII century was filled with wigs, powder, and, of course, rich flavors that were not intended to create an amazing image of a beautiful girl, but more often to replace the odor of the human body.


In the XVIII century, Giovanni Maria Farina is widely traded in the famous "water of Cologne", which contributed to the enormous popularity of this first cologne. It is still not known who really was the creator of this "wonderful water." There are several versions, one of them it was the creator of Farina, on the other, people believe that the author of "Cologne Water" - a man named Gian Paolo Feminis, who gave this recipe cologne family Farina.




Chemist - Pierre Guerlain in 1828 opened a shop of perfumes and cosmetics in Paris. He was looking for new unique arrangements, combining different components. It was a momentous year for the perfume all over the world. Later, he became the official perfumer of the Empress Eugenie. Since that time the name of Guerlain became known throughout Europe and later the entire world. Guerlain and his descendants created a huge number of unique spirits. This was a perfume dynasty, conquered the female part of the population.

At the beginning of the XX century could outshine Francois Coty glory of the greatest dynasty Guerlain. Later it was called "Napoleon of perfumery." He created the composition of natural flavors, achieving this by the fact that combined artificial and natural flavors. 1917 was a year of triumph perfume Francois Coty. He has released a family of fragrances, called "chypre." That perfume "Chypre" became the basis for the most famous perfume in the world - "Chanel number 5."

Revolution in perfumery


Ernest E. Bo was the author of the popular perfume "Chanel number 5." Perhaps if in the 1917 revolution did not happen, then Russia would have belonged to this very popular scent. Ernest Bo lived in Moscow, he created his fragrance perfume factory "Rally". But the "red" nationalized the factory and it blocked the possibility of the return of Ernesto Po from the front of the First World War. This forced Ernest to go to France and start a new life from scratch, but he did not neglect his passion for perfume aldehyde, and eventually created the "Chanel number 5."

XX century - the century for the designer to complement their unique flavors brilliant collection. In 1911 came to light perfume Les Parfums de Rosine, who had already released the famous Paul Poiret. But one of the highlights was the creation of Coco Chanel collection, emphasizes the femininity and elegance with the help of spirits. Give your imyakollektsii spirits - it was a huge step of the greatest master.

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