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Cape Cod Colonial Perfumes

The colonial settlers were very fond of home-made perfumes.

They made little pea-sized rolls of scented powders, gums, and oils, put them between rose leaves, and burned them in skillets, or in little perfume holders.

To perfume their linen chests they made cakes of damask rose leaves, civet, and musk. Lavendar (common name: lavender) did not thrive in New England during those times.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 05/23/06
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