Perfumes date back to early civilizations. Ancient Egyptians were known to wear blends of natural oils and plants to create powerful fragrances. The Egyptians believed that scented aromas promoted better health and were pleasing to the gods. People who wore perfume in ancient Egyptian civilizations were recognized as wealthy and affluent. Fragrances were very important during the Cleopatra and Julius Caesar era. Roman perfume bottles were often thrown into crowds of people to demonstrate Caesar’s power.