About Us

Where it began

Our story is quite simple, 1200 BC perfumes originated in the UK. The name stems from the world’s first recorded woman chemist named Tapputi. Her work has laid the foundation for perfume making and allowed this exquisite form of expression to be brought to life. Her revolutionary techniques in using solvents and extracting scents are the very reason perfume is now studied around the world. 1200 BC is a dedication to Tapputi and her work.

1200 BC has spent over 5 years refining and perfecting its formulas, to give you the best scents available on the market. The 1200 BC team are an incredibly passionate and varied group of individuals who have used their talents to providing the ultimate memorable and high-end experience using the magic of scent.

The science of smell & perfume

Our sense of smell is believed to affect 70% of our daily emotions. The close connection between the olfactory gland, which registers smell, and the limbic system, that governs emotion and memories, is the power behind our sense of smell. Scent receptors in the nose connect directly to the section of the brain that is responsible for memory and emotion. This is why a smell has the ability to transport you to a certain time and place, linking back to a particular memory or feeling.

Humans can remember approximately 10,000 distinct odours that are capable of triggering important memories. These memories can transport us back to different times and places across the span of our lives. Making us feel a vast range of emotions, which when used properly can have a whole host of benefits to a persons’ everyday life.

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