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    Some people who are trying their hand at making perfumes think that aromatherapy essences are not interesting enough for making fragrances.
    One should not underestimate the most common and simple essences of Aromatherapy for using them in Perfumery.
    Once I mixed accidentally pepermint with Jasmine abs. and the blend was surprisingly interesting. You may try also Bergamot Eucaliptus and Jasmin for a true Calabrian scent. In fact Eucaliptus con citruses blends very well.
    The same is true for Rosmary.
    I sometimes put a little lavender is some blends not so much for the scent but for the humility. Such a humble and benevolent plant whose benefits are well known to all those who practice aromatherapy.
    A perfumer needs humilityto reach true inspiration.
    No scent from the nature is too low to be used making a good perfume.
    AbdesSalaam Attar

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


    I agree with you. Regardless of the essence, I too believe that every one of them has a place in this vast world of fragrances. Not one extraction should be excluded from use. I believe I understand what you mean by humility also. It is when we predispose ourselves to feelings of complacence and grandeur when we make our biggest mistakes. I think no Oil or absolute should be ignored or overlooked.

    Yankee Doodle Sports & Gifts (


    new compositions are moments in time….the selection is of a transitional or fleeting feeling that one is trying to capture in a transient whiff of a thoughtful selection. the Building blocks to this are added as time elapses and the analytical concepts take shape with evaluation to create something quite unique indelible and is continued until a satisfactory conclusion is reached.

    janita haan morris
    composer perfumer natural


    Very important is the ability to recognize the time to say “it is OK like this”.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


    One of my favorite and simplest concoctions I call “summer” because it reminds me of the fresh smell of water coming out of a garden hose! It is equial parts Myrrh and Grapefruit. It is really quite compelling for its simplicity and evocative power.



    That particular moment to be able to say that is it … the search for perfection….

    Complexity and Simplicity two contrasts yet both powerful in its own right….. the ability to stop after a few essences that have shaped into something unique or the ability to stop after creatng a symphony of aromas …. that seems to be true mastery.


    Guy Robert created Madame Rochas, Caleche, Equipage, Gucci Parfum and
    This is part of a transcript of his lecture at the British Society of

    “Our art is so mysterious, most of the perfumers cannot explain the proceedings they use to build a perfume.
    Our method could be compared to the Art of Cooking, a sort of “rule of thumb” (empiricism), and I agree this is not looking very serious!”

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


    Ciao, bonjour, ca va….. Salaam

    It has been a while since I last posted and much has happened…..
    to continue….. yes, yes, cooking…… a little of something to create something….


    Much happens in our lifes in a small span of time.
    At the end of our time, we often remain empty handed, having dedicated all of it to doing instead of giving, to saying instead of listening, to showing instead of looking.
    This world is not worth an Italian Lira.
    By trying to solve the problems without fully understanding the situation, one more easily becomes part of the problem than part of the solution.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere



    Originally posted by Salaam Attar

    Very important is the ability to recognize the time to say “it is OK like this”.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

    Ahh, something I’ve found to be a bit of a struggle myself, being new to the world of perfumery.

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