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The Museum of London has challenged leading perfumer Roja Dove to recreate Jacobean London... in a scent. 

The perfume features as part of its current exhibition, The Cheapside Hoard: London's lost jewels, which runs until April 2014. To create the authentic aroma, Dove used popular 17th Century ingredients like civet, lavender and frankincense. "I love that 17th Century London was such an important port of entry for exotic goods arriving from every corner of the known world, says Dove. "The idea that scent can re-connect moments in time with one drop and one breath utterly captivates me."

The scent is on display alongside The Cheapside Hoard, a large and important collection of Elizabethan and early-Stuart jewellery discovered by chance in 1912., like the Amethyst Cameo pictured below.


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