Friday, September 8, 2017

THE FIRST FAMOUS PERFUMES



   The first famous perfume made with alcohol was a cream called Water Queen of Hungary, which owes its name to be the favorite of the Hungarian princess Isabella, at the beginning of the thirteenth century.  

Precisely, of all the existing fragrances, the oldest one is the "Water of Colony 4711", created in 1796 and considered in turn the first unisex perfume of the world. Among the famous in history that used it figure Napoleon I and his beloved Josefina de Beauharnais.  

According to the novelist Alexandre Dumas (son), by that time everyone was bathing in perfumes except the philosophers, who preferred to be distinguished by their bad smell, although many of them also succumbed to the temptation to use them.


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