Why was perfume invented?

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Religious ceremonies are usually the reason given for why perfume was invented. Incense was used in ceremonies and this later led to the creation of wearable scents. Men and women have used perfume for centuries.
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Perfume was invented because back in the olden times women only took one or two baths a month. So they would have some serious body odor. The perfume helped to hide some of the body odor.
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