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