Did you know that the best way to put on a perfume is to spray it in the air and then roll up in it? The process itself gave the actual name, because the word “perfume” comes from the Latin “per fumus”. It means “through smoke” because in Ancient times, that was the way to do it. Its origin comes from more than 4.000 years.
Back then, the perfumers used herbals and spices like almonds, coriander, bergamot and incense + different oils to create a single bottle.
Around the year 1200, the perfume recipe came in European factories and stores, and in 1370 it first appeared a perfume with alcohol in it.
Here are the most interesting facts of the best perfumes worlwide that made history.
#3. Opium by Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)
Ever since it launched on the market, back in 1977, “Opium” made it controversial because it was presented as a Chinese perfume from New York. It has mandarins. plums, roses, santalwoods and oppoponax in it. Its concentration brings out even the darkest thoughts of a woman.
#4. Shalimar (GUERLAIN)
Shalimar was a tribute to the eternal love, created back in 1925 by Jacques Guerlain. It was meant to celebrate the love between the emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. They had 13 children and the princess died giving birth to the 14-th child. After her death, the emperor built Taj Mahal.
The fragrances’s name comes from the Shalimar Gardens (Pakistan), Mumtaz Mahal’s favorite place of all. You should know that is one of the best sellers in the world. Its scent is amazing: lemon, bergamot, jasmine, musk, iris, vanilla and patchouli.
#5. Le Vainqueur (RANCE)
Being one of the oldest perfumes in the history still on the market, it was created back in 1795 by François Rancé. This was the favorite perfume of Napoleon Bonaparte, due to its wooden yet fruity scent of ginger, melon, lavender, musk.
#6. Gin Fizz (GIBOULET)
Lubin Gin Fizz was created in 1955, inspired by the beautiful actress Grace Patricia Kelly and her “femme fatale” acting roles. In 1956, she became the Princess Grace of Monaco, because she married Rainer the III-rd of Monaco. To honor her, the parfumer Henri Giboulet made a chic and fresh perfume that reveal the scent of a parisian cocktail.
#7. N’aimez que moi (DALTROFF)
Back in 1916, the perfumer Ernest Daltroff gathered into one bottle the scent of the love story appart from a war. “N’aimez que moi” represents the message that women who stayed home during the war would sent to their lovers/husbands from the battlefield. They would put scarves or fine shirts into their bags to remember them while they were in the war.
Which one would you choose? Better yet, have you already tested them?