Poppea in un film. The Nero's second wife adored the scent of patchouli

Poppea in un film. The Nero's second wife adored the scent of patchouli

climber, unscrupulous and great seductress, Poppea, the most famous of wives Nerone, He had a passion for scents, who also used it as irreplaceable weapons to reduce to surrender the coveted (loving) round.

Her favorite fragrance was patchouli, a plant used for centuries in India not only for the pleasant aroma but also for its alleged aphrodisiac power.

To go back to Poppea's scent was key finding of the residue left in some small bottles found in the famous and beautiful Villa di Oplontis, It remains appropriately analyzed and identified by scientists (Photo gives: cosmetici.kalleis.com).