The name of a perfume. Amor is the Latin name of Cupid. The story of Cupid and Psyche can be read here.
The greek mathematician Euclid gave his name to this early mathematical geometry system.
Plato (c428-c347 BC) was a famous Greek philosopher. He is one of the key founders of Western thought.
Prometheus, a Titan in Greek mythology, stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. For this act of humanity, Zeus bound him to a rock where eagles ate his regrowing liver day after day. Baldini's activities arguably serve humanity in the sense that his aromas offer respite from what was then an astonishigly fetid, filthy and putrid place.
Voltaire (1694-1778) was a writer, polemicist, satirist and philosopher active during the years of the Enlightenment.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a composer, writer and political philosopher. His works influenced the French Revolution and modern political thought.
The Louvre is now one of the world's most famous and visited museums, although at the time of the book it was a palace. Located on the Right Bank in the centre of Paris, the Palais du Louvre was first constructed as a fortress in the 12th century. It officially opened as a museum in August 1793.
In 1548 it was damaged by rioting Huguenots, briefly deconsecrated during the Revolution, and restored in 1845. Its splendid windows were removed for the duration of World War Two. Since 1991, it has been subject to an extensive and ongoing maintenance and restoration program.