Perfume in Oil

perfum in oil
perfum in oil

Perfume in oil, also known as perfume oil, has a long history and has been used for thousands of years in various cultures and civilisations. Perfume oil is made by infusing a carrier oil with fragrant materials - such as flowers, herbs, spices or wood.

The use of perfume in oil dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was used for both religious and cosmetic purposes. The Egyptians were renowned for their use of fragrances and they used perfume oil to scent their hair, bodies and clothes. They also used perfume oil in religious rituals and believed that it had mystical and therapeutic properties.

Perfume in oil was also popular in ancient Greece and Rome, where it was used for medicinal purposes as well as for personal grooming. The Greeks and Romans used perfume oil to scent their hair, bodies, and clothes, and also added it to their bathwater.

During the Middle Ages, the use of perfume in oil declined in Europe, but it continued to be used in the Middle East and Asia. The Islamic world was particularly known for its use of perfume in oil, and perfumery became a highly respected profession.

In the 19th century, the use of perfume in oil saw a revival in Europe, particularly in France, where it became popular among the upper classes. Perfume houses such as Guerlain and Houbigant began to specialise in perfume oils and created fragrances that were highly prized.

Today, perfume in oil continues to be popular, particularly in the Middle East and Asia, where it is known as Attar. Perfume in oil is highly concentrated and long-lasting, and it is favoured by those who prefer a more subtle and natural fragrance.