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What is Perfume in Tagalog? History, Types and Difference from Cologne

What is Perfume in Tagalog? History, Types and Difference from Cologne

Personal Care
The perfume in Tagalog is called “pabango,” where “bango” means fragrance. But while cologne has different properties from perfume, Filipinos also call cologne “pabango.” As a personal care product, perfume serves various purposes, especially in enhancing personal fragrance, intimacy, and positive social interactions. Perfumes are popular gifts, too. The term "perfume" originates from the Latin words "per," which means "thorough," and "fumus," which means "smoke." Later, the French invented the term ‘parfum,’ referring to the scents produced by burning incense. In ancient times, various societies utilized a mix of resins and wood during their religious ceremonies.  This tradition reached Egypt approximately in 3000 B.C., although perfumes remained confined to religious rituals un...