Etymology. The English word corset is derived from the Old French word corps and the diminutive of body, which itself derives from corpus—Latin for body. The term "corset” was in use in the late 14th century, from the French "corset" which meant "a kind of laced bodice."
Catherine de’ Medici, also called Catherine de Médicis, Italian Caterina de’ Medici, (born April 13, 1519, Florence [Italy]—died January 5, 1589, Blois, France), queen consort of Henry II of France (reigned 1547–59) and subsequently regent of France (1560–74), who was one of the most influential personalities of the Catholic–Huguenot wars.
India Y CHINA. En la India, el perfume también es conocido en la civilización del valle del Indo, del 3300 a.C. al 1300 a. C. La destilación del ittar, un perfume natural, se destaca ya de hecho en los textos ayurvédicos (doctrinas médicas del período posvédico, posterior al siglo VII a.C.) Charaka Samhita y Sushruta Samhita.