Amen-Re) found her as she slept in the beauty of her palace.
She waked at the fragrance of the god, which she smelled in the presence of his majesty.
When presenting oneself before the gods during the Judgment of the Dead one had best observe certain rules of dress and make-up in order to make the right impression: The King's order addressed to the High Priest of Amen, king of gods, Ramses-nakht.
The Ebers Medical Papyrus, dating from about 1500 BCE, describes mixing animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts.Pliny described a perfume which still had its full fragrance after eight years.Perfumes were mostly based on plants: the roots, blossoms or leaves of henna, cinnamon, turpentine, iris, lilies, roses, bitter almonds etc. The essence was extracted by squeezing, and oil was added to produce liquid perfumes, while creams and salves were the result of adding wax or fat. During the New Kingdom people were depicted carrying little cones in their hair, which are generally interpreted as having been made of solid perfume.In ancient Egypt it was made by grinding green malachite, galena - a gray lead ore, cerussite, a white carbonate of lead, and sometimes small amounts of the lead compounds laurionite and phosgenite, into a powder and mixing it with oil or fat.Black eye-paint was referred to as msdm.t, According to ancient records eye paint was also imported: an unidentified eye-cosmetic was brought from Punt by Hatshepsut's expedition together with, among other things, ihmut-incense, sonter-incense, apes and monkeys, and Thutmose III gathered an unspecified amount of it as booty from his campaign in Naharin.