"Perfumes are foods that reawaken the spirit." Muslim prophet Mohammed wrote. Their pleasing composition awakens each sense from the top to the bottom notes, and its olfactive journey immerses you in a delightful adventure. The field of perfumery is the perfect example of how creativity is born from science and art.
Think about all the scents of the different herbs, trees, leaves, flowers that you picked up while traveling and the possibilities of combining those themes into an artistic expression. The power of scent – subtle and straightforward or complex and powerful – can evoke memories, enliven perceptions, ground us at the moment, or transport us to a new world.
Perfumes have been crafted from natural plant and animal materials. Then, the materials are pressed, distilled, or expressed. The result of each method is an aromatic essence with a complex blend of molecules.
We extract our oils using the expression process. Expression is the most traditional and least complex method of extraction. In this process, used in obtaining citrus oils from the rind, our fruits and plants are manually pressed until all the oil is extracted.