[Sca-cooks] Perfumes for gloves was sweet almonds

jenne at fiedlerfamily.net jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Wed Jul 22 10:48:51 PDT 2009

Sweet Almond Oil is nowadays sold as a massage oil base.

Gum tragacanth (gumdragon) is used as a fixative and adhesive; when you
mix it with water, a little goes a long way.

> 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?
> Philiatros.
> 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
> Johnnae
> 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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