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Length: 26'
Directors: Agnès Molia & Camille Robert
Producer: Tournez S'Il Vous Plait
Coproducers: ARTE
Language: French & English
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2016
Fragrances of Antiquity (Italy)

In southern Italy, an archaeologist and a chemist are joining forces to achieve the impossible. They are bringing back to life the perfumes of Antiquity. A vestige so fragile it was thought to be lost for eternity. 2500 years ago, in the Mediterranean region, fragrance permeated every stage of life and guaranteed beauty, vitality, and success to the wearer. What did ancient perfumes smell like? What scents and essences did people appreciate the most? Until recently, answering these questions was deemed impossible. Today, thanks to scientific advances and the alliance of archeology and chemistry, it is now possible to rediscover these forgotten fragrances.