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11 05 2011

The Pioneer :: Home : >> Whiff of success: “Ever wondered while you dab that branded fragrance on you, how was the perfume made and what is its composition? The perfume industry is brimming with opportunities, thus making it a lucrative career. Team Avenues reports

The word perfume is derived from the Latin word, ‘per fumus’, meaning through smoke. Perfumery, or the art of making perfumes, began in ancient Egypt but was developed and further refined by the Romans and the Arabs.

Perfume and perfumery also existed in India, where much of its fragrances were incense based. The earliest distillation of itra was mentioned in the Hindu Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita. The Harshacharita, written in 7th century AD in Northern India mentions use of fragrant agarwood oil.”

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