Tepid water, strengthened with aromatic vinegar
, for myself, and copious fumigation for my study, were the obvious precautions to take, and of course I adopted them.
Silver-topped double-ended bottles, in coloured glass, cranberry, amber and amethyst also appeared in large numbers, one end for perfume, the other for aromatic vinegar
A Dr Henry developed an aromatic vinegar
in 1785, which was extremely sweet-smelling, (well any thing would be compared to the streets) and had then to perfect a container for holding and distributing the pleasant odour, and thus the vinaigrette was born.
The well-heeled had personal airfresheners, called vinaigrettes, the name given to small cases, usually in silver, containing sweet smelling aromatic vinegars