'Hungary Water' made in 1370 is said to be the first so called ‘perfume’ which closely resembles the fragrances as we know them today. Prior to these perfumes were mostly fragrant oils blended to gether and who knows…? It was the Hungarian monks who changed the course of history and the face of fragrances by adding alcohol to the mixture.
This perfume was made for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary and, in order for it to have the maximum effect, it had to be drunk as well as applied to the body.

Ambergris is of the most valuable raw materials in perfumery. It is used as an ingredient because of its smell which is described as an ocean-y and sweet scent. The sad part is that it is produced in the intestines of sperm whales?

Are you crazy about bacon? Enough to smell like it? You can now wear it. Bac┼Źn by Fargginay ($36) was started in 1920 by a Parisian butcher who came to realize that he could dramatically uplift his customers 'mood' by using a blend of 11 essential oils along with the essence of bacon. Crazy but true!

The most expensive perfume in the world is that of Clive Christian, it is known as Imperial Majesty, and is valued at $215,000 for 16.9 ounces and is presented in a Baccarat crystal bottle, embellished with an 18-carat gold collar and five-carat diamond.

Women generally have a stronger sense of smell than men, so don’t be surprised if you notice the milk's gone bad long before your hubby or boyfriend does.

Your nose gets used to your signature/favourite fragrance, and that is more than likely why you can only smell it when it is first applied.

Jasmine may not be what it seems (a flower) but rather in some fragrances, it is actually produced by using a synthetic material named Indole derived from coal tar. When used in a low concentration, it has a sweet, flowery smell.

Your hair and not your skin may be the best place to spray perfume  mainly because of your scalp’s oilyness, it therefore holds the fragrance longer than your skin.

Jean Carles, is a highly acclaimed and famous French perfumer who is the nose behind scents such as Miss Dior, he was said to have insured his nose for one million dollars.

Fragrance companies are using emotional engineering, using the top notes to remind us of comforting smells in our own day to day living. It could be the smell of Fresh towels, coffee or even freshly baked cookies.

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