Heather had me watch Perfume a story of a murderer recently. I have read a few books on perfume and its art, and have tried to create some of my own concoctions! So with perfume on my mind I want to share a bill that was brought to parliament in 1770.
"That all women, of whatever rank, profession or degree, whether virgins, maids or widows, that shall from and after such Act, impose upon, seduce and betray into matrimony, any of his Majesty's subjects by the scents, paints, cosmetic washes, artificial teeth, false hair, Spanish wool, iron stays, hoops, high-heeled shoes, and bolstered hips, shall incur the penalty of hte law now in force against witchcraft and like misdemeanours, and that the marriage upon conviction shall be null and void."Imagine that! Men would have had it good. 'I have made a huge mistake! one minute we were talking at Sea World the next we were pushing each other around in shopping carts! I swear she was wearing high-heeled shoes!!'