[Sca-cooks] Perfumes for gloves was sweet almonds

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jul 22 10:13:43 PDT 2009

For comparison here's another recipe:

A perfume for Gloves.

TAke oyle of Almonds of the sweetest, and put it into a pot with these 
powders, a little Musk, a little Storax, Callamintum, Nutmegs, 
Gilliflowers, and make them in powder, put them into the Oyle of 
Almonds, and set it to dry in the Sun in a Glass by the space of eight 
daies, and stir it with a stick every day then wet your Gloves in 
Rosewater three times, and let them dry again, and the last time when 
they are dry, annoint them with the Oyle and powder after it hath stood 
eight daies in the Sun, and your Gloves shall have a notable perfume?

Natura exenterata: or Nature unbowelled by the most exquisite 
anatomizers of her.
London : Printed for, and are to be sold by H. Twiford at his shop in 
Vine Court Middle Temple, 1655.
The bibliographic number for this text would be: Wing (2nd ed.) / N241


Alexandria Doyle wrote:
> Good morning,
> I am working to redact a couple of perfume recipes (for gloves), snipped
> Several of the recipes uses oils, some mention "oil of sweet almonds"
> another mention just "oil of almonds".  

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