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    Olfactory psychology explains the nexus between smells and our behavioral and emotional answers that they provoke.
    It uses for this the knowledge of aromatherapy, of psycho-aromatherapy, of the mechanisms of olfactory memories, individual and genetic, and pheromones.
    Olfactory psychology permits to provoke states of mind at command.
    It can be used therefore within the sphere of sensorial marketing but above all in those of psychiatric and endocrine medicines.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


    Buonasera Il Gentilissimo AbdesSalaam
    I’m interesting by l’olfactory psychology,by the role of the smells on our memory.Do you know some good books or one book about this subject?
    Thanks so much for your reply and for this forum.


    Ciao Shehrina,
    there is a lot of material on the site, particularly on the Italian version. The 2 books in my bibliography are Fragranze. Psicologia e Biologia del Profumo, Dodd e Van Toller, Ed. Aporie
    Aromatherapy scent and psyche Peter & Kate Damian, Healing arts press
    You can also read ù
    “The Fragrant Mind”, Valery Ann Worwood
    and “subtle aromatherapy” by Patricia Davis.
    Olfactory psychology is only in a small part question of smell, it cannot be apprehended without the knowledge of the natural essences. The wider this knowledge, the deeper will be your understanding of olfactory psychology.
    This knowledge includes botanic, aromatherapy and psycho-aromatherapy, phytotherapy, chemistry, pheromonal processes, and natural perfumery. This is the base on which to develop the knowledge of essential oils.
    Based on a language of olfactory archetypes, olfactory psychology applies this knowledge to the human psyche using mostly the schemes of olfactory memories.

    Scritto Da – salaam Attar on 11 Marzo 2007 13:09:49


    Ciao Il Gentilissimo Abdessalaam Attar
    Thanks so much for the reply.From 1996,i’ve started to study aromatherapy…i said “i’ve started” coz we never finish to learn…I followed courses with Dr Willem in Paris in “his faculty of Natural Medicines”where i studied phytotherapy,botanic and so on…and i followed courses and trainings also with the chemist-aromatologist Dr Baudoux.I had an introduction about olfactotherapy with Dr Philippe Goeb.And the aromatherapy has lead me on the way of the perfume…specially for the perfumed oils.The choice of the essential oils,of the fragrance is important in a massage.And as you say it’s important to have a good knowledge coz we cannot use the essential oils(& fragrances)in the wrong way.Thanks so much for the titles of the books.I’ll see if i can find them or at least one of them here in Firenze.Wish you a bright day.


    I would say that you have “toutes les cartes en règle”.
    you have a precious asset.
    What do you want to apply olfactory psychology to?
    Ambient fragrancing, marketing, perfumery?

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere

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