Interesting perfume facts

September 21, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact

The word perfume that comes from Latin per fumum, which means “through smoke” (per means through, fumum means smoke).

People used to make perfumes from spices and herbs like bergamot, myrtle, coriander, conifer resin, and almond.

Perfumes are divided in seven majors types; Florals, Chypre, Aldehydics, Fougère Greens, and Tobacco/Leather.

A perfume contains between 10 to more than 250 ingredients.

France is the perfume capital of the world.

Europe did not use perfume much until the sixteenth century when Catherin de Medici came from Italy to marry the future king.

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