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
Among the toiletries ranged before her (or him) since, in the 18th century men were heavily painted) were floral waters, essences of this and that, paints including those made from lead which could lead to an early death, aromatic vinegar
, patches in black velvet and silver (of course) and "spunges" used for underarm, and oral hygiene and of course elsewhere.
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.
You can also make aromatic vinegars
by steeping herbs in undiluted vinegar.