Cleopatra’s Perfume Recreated – A Scent That Once Masked The Odor Of Sour Donkey Milk!

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Two professors in Hawaii have recreated a range of ancient perfumes including the scent worn by the legendary Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, which are all on exhibition in a National Geographic exhibit. Evidence of perfume production has been found in Syria dating back 7,000 years and hieroglyphics tell us that Ancient Egyptians began manufacturing perfume around 3,000 BC as […]

Scent of Basmati rice scam reveals 9 more victims: Police

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Image used for representational purpose MARGAO: Police investigation into the Basmati rice trading scheme has led to the identification of at least nine more businessmen who have turned out to be victims of the scam. Police sources said that statements of all 12 victims, including those of the complainant Gulshar Ahmed, his […]

On the scent: how Jo Malone sniffed out an unfaithful man

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Jo Malone in her Jo Loves shop, central London. Photograph: Richard Pohle/RICHARD POHLE Name: Jo Malone’s nose. Age: 55. Appearance: Triangular, equipped with two nostrils. Location: Below and between Malone’s eyes. It sounds like the majority of noses, if you ask me. Oh, but this is no ordinary sniffer. “All my senses are muddled but […]

The scent of royalty

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KARACHI:  Attar [also called ittar] has been a popularly used and loved fragrance for centuries. Extracted from flower petals, herbs and spices, this natural perfume oil is distilled in water using low heat and pressure. Attar first gained popularity amongst the Arabs, who used it as a natural non-alcoholic perfume, […]