Fragrances, including ointments, anointing oils, and incense are mentioned often in the Bible.
Aside from religious purposes such as rituals, they seem to be quite popular for the purposes of using them for medicinal/cosmetic/pleasure purposes too.
I had an interesting discussion with a friend of mine not so long ago, PheroJoe – who reviews pheromones for men on his website (which I tend to disagree with) because of their worldly nature. However, he claims that using pheromones is only natural because in the times of Christ, showering was a much less common experience.
And due to today’s “high standards” compared to the times of Christ, the fact we wash ourselves regularly has an effect on the type of people we attract into our lives, including friends, romantic partners, and who we get along with in our family.