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Limit of Abstaining from Adornment in Mourning

Zaynab said, "I went to the house of Zaynab bint Jahsh,the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and granthim peace, when her brother had died. She called forperfume and put some on and said, 'By Allah! I have noneed of perfume, but I heard the Messenger of Allah, mayAllah bless him and grant him peace, say, 'It is nothalal for a woman who trusts in Allah and the Last Day toabstain from adornment in mourning for someone who hasdied for more than three nights, except for four monthsand ten days for a husband.' "