Scent is processed through the olfactory bulb located inside your nose and then runs up and along the base of the brain. Our smell receptors are directly connected to the limbic part of the brain where emotions and memories are stored. This part of your brain can trigger powerful memories and sometimes evoke strong emotions to a certain fragrance.
‘Researchers have found that our ability to recall a specific scent surpasses even our ability to recall what we have seen.’ Dr Trygg Engen, Brown University.
Similar to music these are used to describe the individual building blocks of scent. Individual fragrances like Lemon, Lavender or Cedarwood.
These are balanced blends of fragrance notes which lose their individual identity to create a completely new and unified odour impression.
The relative strength and durability of fragrance performance over time.
This refers to how long a scent lasts, either in the bottle or when it’s exposed to elements like heat, light or air.
Citrus - Orange oil, Grapefruit Oil
Aromatic - Lavender oil
Piney - Pine oil
Green - Galbanum oil, Hexenol-3-Cis
Aldehydic - Aldehyde C10
Spicy - Clove oil, Cinnamon oil
Fruity - Apple, Peach
Floral – Rose, Jasmine, Geranium
Mossy - Oakmoss
Woody - Patchouli oil, Sandalwood oil, Iso E super
Balsamic - Benjoin Resinoid, Vanilla bean
Animalic - Indole
Musky – Galaxolide
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