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    I still remember with sadness the words spoken on TV by a former Enichem employee in Italy, who was suffering from cancer during the scandal of January 2003 when news of the company’s toxic waste was breaking. The poor man was saying “in the aromatic department we are all falling ill, one after the other” …

    In December 2002 the news broke that in the USA a “skunk bomb” had been successfully tested. This weapon could disrupt and wreck the enemy’s nervous system. This shows the real direction of the scientific studies carried out in this field. It is not very therapeutic, is it?

    Good news is that natural aromas are not harmful. On the contrary, they are beneficial and there is a field in “green” olfactory research where essential oils are tested for the treatment of disorders that can otherwise only be dealt with psychiatric drugs (see Perfumetherapy)

    Some scientific research in this field is currently tackling the issue of the therapeutic use of the subliminal effects of aromas. Here the patient is first exposed subliminally to the aroma during the therapy. Then, later on, he inhales the aroma consciously in order to obtain a feedback response to the treatment.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

    #50005

    JohnO
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    It’s too bad that “olfactory warfare” must go to the point of nervous system disruption. It seems likely that, stopping well short of real physical damage, many stinky tactical packages I can imagine could so distract an enemy simply from their foulness that the objective could be met without loss of human life.

    No question, on the flip side, of the benefits of “the good stuff.” I find myself craving a whiff of muskdeer or sandal or civet (yes, civet) the same way I might crave something sweet — and to satisfy the craving is genuinely calming and centering. There is much to be learned in and from aromatherapy.

    JohnO
    Atlanta, GA

    JohnO

    #50006

    Ciao John,
    I am curious to know where you got these products from, particularly the muskdeer.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

    #50007

    Google Bot
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    quote:


    I still remember with sadness the words spoken on TV by a former Enichem employee in Italy, who was suffering from cancer during the scandal of January 2003 when news of the company’s toxic waste was breaking. The poor man was saying “in the aromatic department we are all falling ill, one after the other” …

    In December 2002 the news broke that in the USA a “skunk bomb” had been successfully tested. This weapon could disrupt and wreck the enemy’s nervous system. This shows the real direction of the scientific studies carried out in this field. It is not very therapeutic, is it?

    Good news is that natural aromas are not harmful. On the contrary, they are beneficial and there is a field in “green” olfactory research where essential oils are tested for the treatment of disorders that can otherwise only be dealt with psychiatric drugs (see Perfumetherapy)

    Some scientific research in this field is currently tackling the issue of the therapeutic use of the subliminal effects of aromas. Here the patient is first exposed subliminally to the aroma during the therapy. Then, later on, he inhales the aroma consciously in order to obtain a feedback response to the treatment.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


    Hello there,

    I believe this goes along the line of tapping into the “olfactory memory,” if one can say that. For example, the scent of honeysuckle brings pleasant tears to my eyes, for it reminds me of my grandmother’s backyard. Scent, and remembering it, is a powerful thing.

    #50008

    Ciao Rashunda,

    The emotional effects of smells is in great part due to olfactory memories.

    Their process is described at https://attarperfumes.net/forums/topic/memories-and-smell/

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

    #50009

    JohnO
    Member

    Ciao Salaam,

    In response to your query: I got all of those products from you! (Much appreciated!)

    JohnO

    JohnO

    #50010

    Ciao Jonn,
    thank you my curiosity is satisfied. If you have some feed back on the effect these scents have on other people, I would be glad to share with you.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

    #50011

    Google Bot
    Member

    Hello Salaam,

    I also have a civet and castoreum tincture from you. Due to self-imposed pressure, I took my time ordering these. I haven’t worked with the castoreum that much, but the civet has shocked me. I didn’t expect to like it. Yes, it has a musk order, but there’s a twinge of a “fruity” essence may I say? I enjoy working with it and I feel it has placed my perfume making on another level.

    #50012

    Ciao rashunda,
    the Castoreum is plainly leathery, a trapper’s perfume. The Civet at first seems even more animalic, cheesy and faecal, but the smell that lasts is indeed sweet, fruity and flowery, but still distinctly animal.
    For the reason that make perfumes with animal scents on a different level you can read my theory on tri-dimensional perfumery.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

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