The ancient Egyptians understood the importance of ritual and fragrance - not only in their day to day life, but the afterlife as well. Aroma filled containers made of pottery or stone accented tombs – gold if you were sovereign. Perfumes were expensive… Egypt was the first culture to frequently use imported (India) or local selections of lily, iris, cinnamon, sandalwood, and jasmine on their skin. Cleopatra, Egypt’s last pharaoh and ruler magnified its obsession. Because of their ingenious practice, we find the same importance of scent sought for today.
Our perennial process of self-expression has just been elevated. This hidden statement of blended ingredients has spanned the globe. Researchers have dissected its alluring effects, and over time created an “understanding” of its chemistry - personality in a bottle. L.A.’s Beverly Boulevard has developed a scent focused business (Scent Bar – luckyscent.com), offering an abundant selection with tailored advice. While Los Angeles represents just a trace of its demand… Tokyo, Paris, London, New York, and Stockholm offer their stimulating emporiums as well.