106. Eternal Fragrance of Indian Perfumes

Since ancient times, India's perfume fragrance reached the western noses and was in great demand.

Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Egyptians, were all crazy about Indian scents and the aroma trade between India and these countries. It dates back to 500 BC.

A Greek historian of 1st century BC called "pariplus" recorded that Greeks imported sandalwood from India in large quantities.

Etymology of the word sandal in English had its roots in Latin word "santulam" and Sanskrit word "Chandanam". This "Chandanam" was widely available in south India. Vanaspati Sastra is a branch of Ayurveda and Vruksha Ayurveda, which mentions about three varieties of sandalwood.

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