The Oriental Influence: Spice Trade and Perfumery

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DALL·E 2024 05 17 00.11.23 A collage representing different historical periods with iconic perfume ingredients and artifacts. The collage includes ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs wHistory of Perfume

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With the rise of the spice trade, the Middle Ages saw an influx of exotic scents from the East. This item delves into the impact of the spice trade on European perfumery, the introduction of new aromatic ingredients like jasmine, rose, and sandalwood, and the blend of Eastern and Western scent-making traditions that gave rise to new olfactory experiences.