1893 Victorian Recipe Lady Guinevere Solid Perfume

Brand: LBCC Historical Apothecary

Scent Description: We were rummaging through our file cabinets one day and found these forgotten 1896 solid perfume labels. Each of our labels and recipes are coded, so when we traced it back to the original recipe and looked at the proportions of oils, we were curious as to the final scent. We knew that the clove would be strong and debated on changing it up or just going with the original measurements. After thinking about it- we went for it and did the exact recipe! So this is an originally reproduced victorian solid perfume recipe from 1893.

Unguents and different types of semi-solid perfumed products existed in various forms throughout history. The late 19th century ushered in a new modern perfumery movement with the introduction of synthetic scents and products. In this recipe, I was intrigued by the ingredients becuase instead of calling for beeswax it called for paraffin- which was patented in 1850 and was one of those “new” ingredients that improved the lives of the Victorians. We used soy paraffin. All the oils it called for are natural. Check the ingredients list for specifics.

OK so how do you use solid perfumes?

For our solid perfumes, we suggest breaking that top layer. You can use a finger and apply to the skin at the pulse points. You can also take a piece of cloth or a sponge and put some of this on and put it in your aromatherapy lockets.

The Scent:
If you love the smell of Incense, Chai, or Spiced Tea you will love this. It’s a lot of clove, but underneath I do pick up hints of flowers.
The cool thing about this perfume is that even though clove is the most prominent, it is great for many things including keeping insects at bay, minimizing stress, fighting fatigue, and it even can help with aches and pains. It’s also a darker spicy scent and so very Victorian ( in my mind). This lovely solid perfume also has lavender, Bergamot, Rose Geranium, & Vanillin.

Enjoy This Original Victorian Perfume

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