Oil Perfumes have been used for thousands of years, but the 20th century perfume landscape has been dominated by alcohol-based fragrances. With the rising popularity of face and hair oils...
Perfume & Cosmetic Formulas From History
Formulas, recipes and manufacturing techniques for perfume, cosmetics, incense, DIY beauty, and more, from our shared histories.
Includes extracts from The Toilet of Flora, works by G. W. Septimus Piesse, Felix Cola, Jean-Louis Fargeon, recipes from the ancient world, and much more.
One of these hair oils was 'Macassar Oil', a compounded oil popularised by celebrated London barber, Alexander Rowland. In 1793, it became one of the first nationally advertised products, boasting extravagant claims...