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Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy, and Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt

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The art of modern fragrance-making owes much to practices developed in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians attached great importance to perfumes and cosmetics, which men and women wore to make themselves attractive and alluring, to restore vitality and good health, and as a means of venerating the gods and of negotiating a passage to the realm of the hereafter. In this lavishly i ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 23rd 1999 by Cornell University Press
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Morgiana
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: egypt, africa, fashion
Interesting look at ancient Egyptian perfumes and cosmetics, including several recipes. The book also includes many beautiful photographs of artifacts, artwork, and manuscript illustrations.
Darlene Burns
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent research book. I made the sacred incense and it smelled so ancient and holy!
Robin Boudreaux
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is ESSENTIAL reading if you care to know anything about ancient Egyptian healing ungents, etc. Truly the origin of "annointing" practices in Greece/Rome, if you're interested.
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