1920’s Nefertari Oil Perfume

Brand: LBCC Historical Apothecary

Scent Description: Both the 1920’s and the early 19th century saw a reemergence of Egypt-mania.

1798-1801 – As a result of Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign (1798–1801) The Europeans saw a renewed interest in ancient Egypt. This is the time when extensive scientific study of ancient Egyptian remains and culture inspired fashion. By 1822 Jean-François Champollion had deciphered many of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

1922 November – Howard Carter, an English Archaeologist and Egyptologist became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamen. This lead to a Egyptian revival in the 1920’s.

I have always been fascinated by Ancient Egypt- I even knew how to read Hieroglyphics when I was little. I can’t any more, but Ancient Egypt has always been close to my heart. We love reproducing historical recipes, but once in a while we enjoy compiling our own recipes, while keeping our recipes close to the specific historical ingredients from the time. This is one of them.

This is an amazing oil perfume that I am sure Nefertari would approve of: It was compiled with only ingredients that were available durning her lifetime. Very light, clean, mellow, sweet, woody,spicy, sensual aroma. This fragrance will continue to improve with age. This captivating scent stirs up emotions of desire, mystery, and beauty- just like the famous queen herself.

Nefertari History:
Lets learn a bit about this lovely and beautiful queen. She is well known, but tends to get overlooked these days and is sometimes confused with Nefertiti ( Step mom of King Tut who lived before Nefertari). Nefertari Lived in the XIXth Dynasty (c. 1295-1255 B.C.), her full name was Nefertari Merytmut, meaning “Beautiful Companion, Beloved of Mut”. She was the Great Royal Wife of Rameses II ( Ramses The Great). Her tomb (QV66) is the largest, most lavishly decorated, and spectacular tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Her tomb is unique because it represents- for the first time, a separate, parallel “queenly” counterpart to the kings’ tombs in terms of both form and function. She was so important and loved by Ramses II, that he also constructed for her a temple at Abu Simbel, next to his own colossal monument. He even made the size of her statues the same scale as his own. This had never been done and never was done again. Having her statues next to his showed the world of their love and devotion. In addition she was ordained a Goddess which is no small feat. So if you don’t know much about Nefertari she was a great woman, who also had brains in addition to her beauty, and her political assertions helped cement Ramses title as ( The Great).

We think you will love this perfume and we are proud to be able to bring it to you. Please note there is sediment on the bottom. This is perfectly natural. It is the organic herbs and resins used in the raw to make this amazing scent. We call it, “The Sands Of Nefertari’s Tomb”. Just give it a shake or roll it between your hands to get things mixed up. This scent will continue to improve with age. Not that it will last that long once you try it.

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