Perfume in the Bible Webinar Hosted by The British Society of Perfumers

The British Society of Perfumers is hosting a webinar with Charles Sell, Ph.D.

The talk will start by explaining what the Bible is, how often it mentions perfume and perfumers, and shows how the link between perfumery and pharmacy has been there throughout history. Some biblical observations about smell have been borne out by modern research.

A discussion of the types of phytochemicals used in biblical perfumery leads to methods used for their extraction and storage. The issues involved in identifying perfume ingredients are discussed and the presenter’s best guesses as to the identity of biblical perfume ingredients follow from that. The final section of the talk concerns how perfume was used 3,000 – 2,000 years ago and relates accounts of several events involving perfume.