Elevate the “Scentses” Essential Oils & Perfumes Throughout history, perfumery has been used for and associated with many things. Essential oils have been a part of perfumery since early 2000 BC, when they were used by the ancient Egyptians. They used them as a status sym- bol for superiority, used by aristocrats, politicians, athletes, and royalty. Oils were also specifically sought after for their health benefits. These powerful aromatic fragrances played a major part in ritual, beauty, and commerce, just as they do today. Here is a simple guide to creating and customizing your own toxin-free essential oil fragrance.