The world of perfumery has been clouded with mystery, especially concerning the history of the perfume mixing machine. Little knowledge has been shared about it as studies have been more focused on its wonderful creation – perfume. Let us discuss the history of the perfume mixing machine and how it works.
How It Works
A perfume mixing machine is a tool used to mix, distill or filter, chill and cool the ingredients. Most of the ingredients are obtained from parts of plants, trees, oils, and alcohols. These are the types of items that are used to make perfumes. The process includes steps which were reserved only for those in the world of chemistry. These steps include particular processes such as distillation, filtration, evaporation, and freezing. These processes help to eradicate the impurities found in the ingredients with the end result being a fresh and untainted fragrance.
The parts of a perfume mixing machine include: various sized tanks an electrical control panel, and systems for freezing and filtration. The tanks are used for a variety of purposes during the process. They can chill, mix, cool or just store the ingredients. All the parts of the mixer work together to produce what we know as perfume.
The History of a Perfume Mixing Machine
Perfume mixing machine’s history is considered a mystery as only a modest amount of facts has been discovered. However, most researchers agree that some sort of simple mixing device was used about the same time perfumes began to be manufactured.
In 1975, Dr. Paolo Rovesti, the Father of Phytocosmetics, led an archeological expedition in the IndusValley of what is now called Pakistan. This is where he found unusual terracotta machinery which he described as more of a primitive still. It was stored along with terracotta perfume containers. It was protected and stored in the Taxila Museum. Upon looking more closely at the machinery which was believed to date back to around 3000 BC, he figured that the invention of distillation – one of the processes that the ingredients of perfume have to undergo – began. In Afghanistan, however, very similar equipment had been spotted, and was thought to have existed as early as 2000 BC.
Perfume, as many would agree, was discovered by the Egyptians during the reign of Queen Sheba, the Queen of Yemen and Ethiopia. Egyptians were the first to integrate perfumes in their society. It is therefore safe to assume that the earliest and simplest machine with which to mix perfumes was invented and used by the Egyptians. Perfume has been used quite often by them during their religious and festive ceremonies which would indicate the importance of the machines that were used to produce their fragrances.
A perfume mixing machine is an important tool in the world of perfumery. Although limited information is available, it helps to know a little more about the machine whose results bring us such pleasure. A perfume would not be available if it was not for the mixing machine.