The sense of smell: emotions and well-being with Le Compositeur
In today’s article we are going to talk about the power of scent and its effects. That is, how the sense of smell influences us in our daily lives (even without realizing it) and why it is so important to revive memories and emotions that we may have forgotten.
Taking advantage of the fact that we are brand ambassadors for the new fragrance diffuser Le compositeur by Compoz, we wanted to address everything related to the power of smell in interior spaces. Would you like to join us? Read on to discover the countless benefits of the different olfactory families that exist and which one suits your tastes or lifestyle.
How does smell work?
The sense of smell is unique and one of the most important sensory systems we have. It works very simply: the aromas we pick up from outside circulate through the olfactory cells in the nose, which are responsible for converting the chemical information of the volatile substances into nerve signals that travel to the brain.
Then, it is our brain that decodes each and every one of the electrical impulses and processes them in order to make us experience the smell in question.
What do tour memories smell like?
Our olfactory heritage is as unique as our DNA. The truth is, not all of us perceive smells in the same way, but our personality and lived experiences build our own olfactory tastes.
If you look back, you may find that you have stopped longer than you should have in any store or store to keep smelling its fragrance.
These smells that constantly surround us, we end up associating them with moments, people and places.
Smell and emotions
It is clear that, consciously or unconsciously, during our existence we are in a constant search for scents that make us feel good. But how can different scent preferences be explained? Why is it that I may like my favorite perfume but someone else does not?
As we have already said, our favorite fragrances are formed through our experiences over the years. However, there are other factors that influence the scents or perfumes we may or may not like. For example, education or socio-cultural influences and even our geographical origin.
Olfactory families: scent types and perfumes
To understand the arrival of the different olfactory families in our world, we must rewind to the end of the 20th century. It was at that time that the perfume industry felt the need to establish a classification of essences or scents with a similar structure and characteristics. A perfume can have more than two hundred different ingredients. Hence, the idea of creating an ‘olfactory pyramid’ arose, in which the top, heart and base notes of a particular fragrance can be grouped.
Although today there is no universally accepted classification (since each person perceives fragrances differently), there is a clearly delimited description or grouping of perfumes. The following is a list of types of scents and perfumes:
1. – Oriental scent
Also known as amber or balsamic perfumes. They are usually combined in warm and sweet atmospheres, since they are aromas of great fixation and with very pronounced background notes. An example of this are the fragrances with incense, patchouli or sandalwood scent.
2.- Woody scent
Fragrances that have in their base notes of roots, bark and woody resins. Woody perfumes are very versatile and can be combined in a thousand and one ways, even with citrus and herbal notes such as lavender.
3.- Floral perfumes
The most popular and widespread perfume in the world. It includes different flower fragrances and can be enriched with aquatic or fruity notes. The aromas of jasmine, rose or neroli combine in any interior room.
4.- Citrus essences
Fragrances composed of citrus fruit peels (lemon, orange, tangerine or grapefruit). They are usually soft and fresh aromas, so they combine perfectly in any bathroom room.
5.- Fruity chypre perfumes
The family of chypre scents is composed by the contrast of light and fresh aromas such as bergamot and a deep and earthy base similar to oak moss. Although originally they did not contain any floral notes, nowadays there are variants reminiscent of flowers and fruits.
6.- Fougère fragrance
Fougère means fern in French. Therefore, the fragrance we are talking about tries to capture the smell of a peaceful walk in the forest. This type of fragrances are usually described as masculine and reminiscent of the smell of freshly cut grass.
7.- Gourmand perfumes
The most innovative fragrances. They are sweet scents, reminiscent of edible products, which are usually accompanied by spicy nuances. We are talking about scents of caramel, chocolate or cotton candy.
Benefits of the Le Compositeur aromatherapy diffuser
As we have seen, the sense of smell plays an essential role in our lives: it balances us, relaxes us, calms us, makes us smile, etc. In fact, Javier Vega Calvo, one of the founding partners of Compoz Parfum, states that Le compositeur was born to please everyone olfactorily. All this, without the need to impose a particular perfume, but proposing an infinite number of fragrances or scents to choose from.
Thanks to the technology used in the new and disruptive Le compositeur fragrance diffuser, it is the user himself who diffuses the scents that make him feel good when he needs them. In this way, it is possible to have different olfactory atmospheres in different rooms of the home, stores or work areas that you have in mind.
What is really innovative is that, if the owner of the diffuser wishes, he can create his own playlist of fragrances or perfumes. All this, through a mobile application that can be downloaded easily and at no additional cost.
At the same time, it is a product totally committed to the environment. All its fragrances are composed of essential oils of 100% natural origin and are bottled in small recyclable aluminum capsules. A very clean and efficient dry diffusion method, which becomes a harmless option to diffuse refined perfumes.
An exceptional option to scent a room with a unique combination and to taste!
Molins Design is the Brand Ambassador of the fragrance diffuser Le Compositeur of the brand Compoz and in this video we talk to its commercial director, Javier Vega to enter the world of fragrances and aromas.
21 April 2022