The trees are standing straight and strong, they emanate quiet force and security.
Their scent helps to face the difficult times without being pulled down by adversities. The tree symbolizes the male qualities, stability, reliability and tenacity.
Tastes follow the changes of social roles and the woody aromas are often preferred by the women working in situations of competition with men, or who must assume charges or social roles traditionally reserved to them. That is because the woody smells will emphasize the masculine side and qualities that they must develop in order to assert themselves at the working place.
The woody scents evoke the primordial shelter of the trees and of the forests against weather and danger.
The archetype of the tree in the olfactory language is the pine, its resinous effluvia has perfumed the entire planet when it was covered of forests, million years ago. Its trunk raises itself straight and sturdy and allows it’s top to reach breathtaking heights. The trees of the pine family have the ability to resist to extreme climates and some of them are among the oldest living beings that exist.
From the pines come two olfactory notes: the wood and the leaves. The smell of the leaves is balsamic and provokes the expansion of the breath, in effects, is through the leaves that the tree breathes and its foliage is like a reversed lung. The aroma of the leaves opens the respiratory track and makes us raise the head to the sky exactly like the top of the trees. The essences obtained from the distillation of leaves from the various species of pines cure the most serious respiratory diseases. The wood of the pines trunk produces denser essential oils, they are more persistent and are often used in perfumery to give body and tenacity to natural perfumes. these essential oils are tenacious and stable, they emanate an image of reassuring force and they instill confidence.
In aromatherapy the essences of the trunk give strength to the bones, as it can easily be imagined, and to the articulations, in a particular way to the vertebral column. In much the same way in which the wood is warm and insulator, the essences of woods, and specially those of the pines, reinforce the ability of the body to resist to the diseases of the cold.