Renaissance Deodorant

On the Ornaments of Women

Written by Giovanni Marinello

published with privilege in Venetia (Venice)
by John Valgrifio, 1574

translated into English by

Courtney Hess-Dragovich

If you wash your armpits frequently in wine in which is boiled nutmeg, mace or, if you desire, grains of musk, you will stop the smellreleasing a gentle scent.                          

This blog is a treasure, but my favorite posts are the deodorant recipes

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