The History of Perfume and Travel Spray

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Womens perfume is a huge business today, one that has been around for years and grows stronger as it gets older. Every woman wants to smell beautiful which in turn makes her feel beautiful. New fragrances come out continuously and are even honored at their own awards. But the idea of a womens perfume and fragrances is a much older one than many people know.

The first form of perfume was actually incense. We use it today to just make a room smell great as well as a calming and meditative experience. But about 40,000 years ago the Mesopotamians were burning these woods and resins for the fragrance, then wetting them with water and oil and rubbing it on their bodies. The first concept of perfume was born.

Egyptians are well known for their use of perfume. It wasn't used to attract the opposite sex but to gain the honor and attention of the gods. They assumed that if they smelled good, the gods would smile down upon them. Perfumes were actually found inside the tombs of many ancient Pharaohs. They are who we can attribute our beautiful perfume bottles of today. They believed their perfumes were of the utmost importance and therefore should be contained in exotic materials, such as glass. At the time, they considered glass to be more valuable than jewels.

The Greeks are the ones who first invented the floral womens perfume. They especially loved lilies and roses. In fact, it wasn't just about the women then. Men enjoyed floral perfumes too and both often bathed in these fragrances. The Greeks are also said to be the first to make liquid perfumes. They did not contain alcohol like those of today, but used instead oils and heavy, fragrant powders.

In the 17th century, perfume became popular in France. It became the center of perfume manufacturing as well as glass work for beautiful perfume bottles. Even after the French Revolution they continued to create some of the best and most sought after perfumes in the world at the time.

While perfume existed in the U.S. Since the 18th century as well, but it wasn't until the 1930s that chemists could come up with the kind of womens perfumes we wear today. In the 70s there was a huge boom in the market as women were becoming more independent and wanted to celebrate that independence with their own fragrance. It has grown tremendously since then to the point where fragrances now are released almost every day of the week, every year.


The Scent Genie is a 5 ML womens perfume atomizer that makes it easy to have your favorite fragrance on the go. The mini perfume bottle is easy to fill, leak-proof and aircraft approved for travel.

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