The Roman Aroma: Scent for the Public

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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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The Romans were known for their lavish use of perfumes in public baths and during feasts. This item explores the transition from spiritual to social use of scents. Uncover the variety of ingredients imported from across the empire, the development of scented oils and lotions, and how perfumes became a symbol of status and personal hygiene in Roman society.