Itinerary B
Piazza Armerina

[2] oriental scents

The small size of this room allowed it to collect the aromas of the unguents and natural oils that came out of the baths and the ampoules carried by the handmaids for the domina‘s entrance to the cold baths. The perfumed notes came from substances that also arrived from the distant Roman domains, transported by ships that landed in the main ports of the empire. Roses, pomegranates and lavender were mixed with precious raw materials such as cinnamon, myrrh and frankincense. Just imagine the sense of well-being that hung in the air, making this place the threshold between the hectic pace of daily life and a state of harmony between body and mind.