The history of perfume is as old as the human being exists, as speaking about paradise; you imagine a luxuriant garden, full of scenting flowers. But nobody knows exactly when the perfume culture originated. In first instance perfumes were being used to conciliate the gods, fragrances used to have only a divine value. As in the Stone Age the people discovered the fire, and with this the scent of burning wood, they dedicated this to the gods. The word perfume derives from the Latin ;per fumum;, which means smoke.
Even nowadays the burning of scenting material plays an important role in religions, such as in Catholic services. And in Bali the devotees of the Agama Hinu bali religion (which has been derived from the Hinduism and Buddhism) make a sacrifice to the gods three times a day.