is thousands of years old – the word “” comes from the Latin per fume “through smoke”. One of the oldest uses of perfumes comes form the burning of incense and aromatic herbs used in religious services, often the aromatic gums, frankincense and myrrh, gathered from trees. The Egyptians were the first to incorporate into their culture followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus, Israelites, Carthaginians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans. The earliest use of bottles is Egyptian and dates to around 1000 BC. The Egyptians invented glass and bottles were one of the first common uses for glass.

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