Unmasking ancient aromas: Scientists identify the composition of 2000-year-old Roman perfume

Location of the ancient Roman ointment

Researchers from the University of Cordoba have, for the first time, identified the components of a 2,000-year-old Roman perfume discovered in a sealed vessel in Carmona, Spain. Chemical analysis revealed that the perfume, found in the mausoleum of a wealthy family, was based on olive oil and contained patchouli, a scent of Indian origin previously … Read more