“Even the most refined outfit needs at least a drop of perfume. Only they will give it completeness and perfection… ” – admitted the master of the costume Yves Saint Laurent. Spirits are a whole philosophy created by the wise East.
Oil-based fragrances appeared long before the now popular alcoholic perfumery of French masters. The art of creating incense has a long history. The very first guide to creating perfumes and perfumes — the “Book of chemistry of aromas and distillations” -was written in the IX century by an Arabian scientist named Abu Yusuf Yaqub Ibn Ishaq Ibn Sabbah al-Kindi (Alkindus). This is more than a hundred recipes for cooking aromatic oils, medicines and balms — in fact, the basis of modern aromatherapy. Continue reading