“listening to the soul” while smelling a fragrance is the basic of making perfumes, becoming aware of the emotions it produces and of the memories it awakens. The exercise of describing them by words sums up the method of Kodo (the Japanese Way of Perfume), because by wording, one conceptualizes, and by conceptualizing one intellectually appropriates the emotional experiences.
This rationalization of irrational experiences (olfactory emotions) allows the perfumer to lean on his intelligence while following his emotions during the process of perfume composing.

AbdesSalaam Attar
Compositore Profumiere