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  • The name of this preparation, which is a compound of Greek and Latin, signifying "a friend to the hair," was first introduced by the Parisian perfumers; and a very good name it is, for Philocome is undoubtedly one of the best unguents for the hair that is made.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

  • Stir the mixture as it cools; do not pour out the Philocome until it is nearly cool enough to set; let the jars, bottles, or pots into which it is filled for sale be slightly warmed, or at least of the same temperature as the Philocome, otherwise the bottles chill the material as it is poured in, and make it appear of an uneven texture.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants

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  • Obsolete, a wax- or lard-based pomade for the hair.

    The name of this preparation, which is a compound of Greek and Latin, signifying “a friend to the hair,” was first introduced by Parisian perfumers; and a very good name it is, for Philocome is undoubtedly one of the best unguents for the hair that is made.

    from The Art of Perfumery, and Method of Obtaining the Odors of Plants, G.W. Septimus Piesse, 1857

    July 26, 2019