Oldest Perfumes Found on “Aphrodite’s Island”
"How sophisticated it was we don't know; but certainly people were looking at natural ingredients to enhance either their own body or their environments, or to use them in medicine."
- Dwight Loren, perfumer/fragrance consultant
Rome, Italy - The world's oldest known perfumes have been found on the island reputed to be the birthplace of Aphrodite (the Greek goddess of love, lust, and beauty), Italian archaeologists announced last week.
The artifacts are currently on display at the Capitolini Museum in Rome, along with modern reproductions of the centuries-old scents.