Odors are all around us. In nature with buds, in front of a bakery, in the kitchen … We love it or do not love it. Certain smells evoke emotions, like a true elixir of joy in life, others have a negative effect on mood. Initially, before using them to seduce, fragrances were relaxing remedies.
The Pharaohs created the first perfume, Kyphi, with multiple virtues. Its sweet smell relaxed, it seems, slowly and gently delivered from daily worries, without the disadvantages of alcohol. Later Napoleon I used every day a bottle of cologne to maintain his exceptional energy. At St. Helena, his faithful Mamluk Ali, succeeds, with ingredients found on site, to restore the essential lotion for the emperor. And under the Second Empire, this magical Cologne calmed migraines of Empress Eugenie! This is how the ancestors have survived centuries full of saving flavors, such balls of scents, scented gloves, fragrant ointments … Perfumes have played a big role in health until the XIXth century when perfumes made a big splash in Japan. While entering to their offices in the morning, employees felt lemony flavors with energizing virtues and in the afternoon a floral scent that promotes concentration, and at the end of the day, a fragrance of forest interior, strong relaxing! The same smell can cause different reactions in two individuals.