Document number thirty from the manuscripts of the Count of Harrach, preserved in the Vienna State Archives, is an exceptionally interesting home recipe book that contains numerous personal annotations by a person whose identity we will reveal in this article. These insightful notes reveal details regarding the practices and use of perfume in a home of the nobility in the 17th century. Perfume waters, incense, pastilles and pomanders are some of the products that could be prepared by following the instructions in the recipes. A detailed analysis of the manuscript has led us to discover the owner and author of the annotations, as well as get a better understanding of the significance of perfume for the noble elite of the Spanish monarchy.
|Titolo:||Recetario en busca de dueño: perfumería, medicina,y confitería en la casa del VII duque de Montalto (1635-1666)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|