History. Well heres where it all began in Egypt with Narmer, we have cosmetic palettes preserved from the time of this character and his wife who were the original pharoahs of a unified civilised egypt back in 3500 BC. Hieroglyphs appear at this time.
In Egypt perfumery was firmly linked to religion. Each deity had its own special fragrance, and statues would be covered with scented oils. Chamomile was the flower offered to Ra, the sun god.
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