‘The scent of eternal life’ resurrects an ancient Egyptian aroma


The scent of eternal life is an ancient Egyptian aroma that has been recreated with modern materials by a team of chemists at the universities of Cambridge and Brighton. Developed from the ancient Ebers Papyrus and ancient texts, the scent has been inspired by perfumes worn and applied by ancient Egyptians in their daily life. The aroma includes natural ingredients such as civet, juniper berries, cinnamon, myrrh, and frankincense, and its top notes are said to be similar to Shoeprimo, an 18th century French perfume. The scent is described as a spicy and woody blend that evokes images of the Pharaohs, palaces, and the religious ceremonies of Ancient Egypt. The team has made it available to purchase online through their website EternalEgypt.co.uk.