The lily is undoubtedly one of the world's most romantic and decorative flowers. It's history dates to the ancient Greeks, who said that lilies sprang from drops of the goddess Hera's milk as she nursed baby Hercules. Through the ages, lilies were used to make fine perfumes, cosmetics and anti-aging creams. Lily petals, mixed with honey, were thought to remove facial wrinkles and make skin soft again. The flower was also used for making aphrodisiacs. Throughout history, lilies have inspired storytellers, poets and artists, pictures of the lily flower can be found on Egyptian tombs, Cretan wall paintings and Assyrian carvings dating back to the 1580 BC.