History of Perfume - Part II

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History of Perfume - Part II Mesopotamia


The world's first recorded chemist is a woman named Tapputi, a perfume maker whose existence was first discovered on a 1200 BCE Cuneiform tablet in Babylonian Mesopotamia. She held a powerful role in the Mesopotamian government and religion, as the overseer of the Mesopotamian Royal Palace. She developed methods for "distillation, cold enfleurage, tincture," and other scent extraction techniques that would lay the basis for perfume making. She recorded her techniques and methods and those were passed on, with her most groundbreaking technique in using solvents.