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History of perfume

Perfume was first used by the Egyptians as part of their religious rituals. The two principal methods of use at this time was the burning of incense and the application of balms and ointments. Perfumed oils were applied to the skin for eithercosmetic or medicinal purposes. During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, perfumes were reserved exclusively for religious rituals such as cleansing ceremonies. Then during the New Kingdom (1580-1085 BC) they were used during festivals and Egyptian women also used perfumed creams and oils as toiletries ar cosmetics and as preludes to love-making. The use of perfume then spread to...

Delta's Lingerie Collection: AUSTRALIA

Delta Goodrem with designer Bruno Schiavi and models at the launch of Delta by anabella in Sydney. Move over Kylie and Elle, Delta's gone into the undies business. But unlike her celebrity competitors, she's kept her clothes on, deciding not to slip into her "pretty" and "affordable" lingerie in bid to promote sales. Both Kylie Minogue, with her Love Kylie range, and Elle Macpherson with her Intimates collection, have been happy to be photographed in their knickers in the drive for marketshare. But while Delta Goodrem's name is on the tag of her new range, she's left the modelling to...

What to wear and when

BRIDE. Formal day. Floor-length gown with cathedral or chapel train in white, ivory or pastel. Long veil. Train is optional in a full-skirted ballgown. Gloves mandatory if gown has short sleeves or is sleeveless. Shoes match gown. Bride carries bouquet or prayer book. Formal evening The timing of the day formal wedding is up to six o’clock. After six o’clock the formal wedding becomes an evening formal. The bridal gown is the same, however, although, in the evening, there may be more extensive trimming and more elaborate fabric.