Perfume, Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

– It was in their grand religious processions that they made the most luxurious display of perfumes. In one of those described as having taken place under one of the Ptolemies, marched one hundred and twenty children, bearing incense, myrrh, and saffron in golden basins, followed by a number of camels, some carrying three hundred pounds weight of frankincense, and others a similar quantity of crocus, cassia, cinnamon, orris, and other precious ointments.

The Book of Perfumes, Eugene Rimmel.

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