Philosophy of Perfume (part four): Healing emotions


Tisserand’s psychoaromatherapy chart

How natural raw materials are different? Part three of three: 

3) perfumetherapy, healing emotions

Twenty-five years ago Robert Tisserand expounded the fruits of his research on how our sense of smell could be triggered to activate the release of neurochemical hormones (neurohormones). These substances include serotonin, adrenalin, oxytocin and endorphins, and they govern physical functions such as respiration, heart rate and blood pressure.

They also play a part in regulating basic emotions such as fear, hunger, sexual desire, euphoria. In fact we believe all the emotions are associated with the production of neurohormones. Some of them also influence cognitive function. Read more