The perfume was found in Carmona, a city in the Seville province by a local archeologist. The perfume was analyzed with modern analytical techniques by the University of Cordoba, under the lead of Juan Manuel Román, Fernando Lafont, Daniel Cosano, and José Rafael Ruiz Arrebola. Surprisingly, the scientists found that the Roman Empire used patchouli, a common ingredient found nowadays in perfumes.

The results from the analysis have been published in the scientific journal Heritage.

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