Toilette, Perfumes and Make-up at the Medici Court

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PERSONAL HYGIENE AND BATHROOMS
Personal hygiene
Flea remedies
The private bathrooms and bathroom areas in Medici residences
The end of bathing routines and the dry toilette of the 17th century
Thermal Baths


THE PERFUMERY
Animal and vegetal fragrances and the Grand Dukes’
passion for botany
Baroque adoration of perfume at the courts of Ferdinando II and Cosimo III
The Medicean Apothecary Laboratories: the Casino di San Marco and the “Real Fonderia”
Precious containers and their scented contents
Plague remedies
Aromatic fumes from perfume burners
Fabrics and little cushions filled with “scented powders”
“Buccheri”


SCENTED COSMETICS AND MAKE-UP
Scented beauty waters
Make-up
Hairstyles and hair care
“Cyperus powder”
Wigs


MANUSCRIPTS
ESSENTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
THE MEDICI FAMILY TREE

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Data sheet

Edited by:
Valentina Fornaciai
Edition (cm):
17 x 21
Year:
2007
Pages:
112

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