Launch Your Own Perfume Brand with the Help of a Local Manufacturer
Just the mere mention of the word “perfume” is likely to be evocative to millions of men and women all over the world, and whilst certain fragrances may be closely associated with their manufacturer’s brand names, the latter appears to be of lesser importance to the public at large, unless the brand is perceived as being highly sought after.
However, without modern perfume manufacturers and their incredibly skilled “noses”, there would be no glorious fragrant potions with which to anoint oneself. Nevertheless, few people realise quite how old the manufacture and use of perfume actually is.
No one knows exactly when and where ancient mankind thought to place something which smelled particularly good on the body, but it’s safe to assume that the sweet floral fragrance of flowers may have influenced early man, particularly at a time when bathing and personal hygiene practices did not exist. This was especially evident amongst wealthy nobility and clergy during the Middle Ages,
Today, researchers have to rely on information obtained from archaeological sources relating to the periods when man began keeping records in a lasting format. Inevitably, this takes us back to the times of the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Mesopotamians and Greeks, to name some of the major historical keepers of records which have endured.
Ancient Egyptians and their Roman counterparts were extremely hygiene conscious and bathed frequently, sometimes after every meal, but at least twice daily. Thus their love of perfume had nothing to do with masking unpleasant body odour.
In Egypt, fragrances had religious connotations and were connected to health, providing a feeling of overall wellbeing. Perfume was deemed so important that they had a god of perfume – Nefertum, who was believed to have alleviated the aches and pains of the sun god Ra with sweet smelling lotus flowers, much like modern aromatherapy.
Julius Caesar was said to have tossed containers of Egyptian perfume to his Roman citizens during his triumphal procession in celebration of his success in conquering the Egyptian realm. Egyptian manufacturers used naturally occurring substances to produce perfumes.
Ingredients included lilies, myrrh, cinnamon, cassia, cardamom, henna, fragrant wood species and the scent of roses, captured in an oil-based medium, such as an ointment or salve. “Perfume” is derived from the Latin term “perfumare”, meaning “to smoke through”.
A cuneiform tablet from ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to the 2nd millennium BC, tells of the first known chemist, Tapputi, who was a perfume manufacturer. The oldest known perfume factory was unearthed in Cyprus, spanning a 4 000 square metre area, with evidence of about 60 stills, funnels and mixing vessels contained within.
Modern Perfume Manufacturing Laboratory
Our laboratory is not as large and certainly not nearly as old as that; nor does it need to be, since we house the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technology in the contract manufacture of our skin care and cosmetic products and perfumes.
Nevertheless, we are long established. Our doors opened for contract research, development, design and production in 1946. In recent years, we’ve developed 26 beautiful fragrances, which are available to you for your personal branding and supply.
Throughout the years, since the early days, we’ve also been successfully engaged by numerous concerns to undertake their contract perfume manufacture, and we’d be delighted to provide you with the same expertise for which we’ve become known and respected.