Les Souvenirs Olfactifs
Imagine that you always relax in a hot lavender‑scented bubble bath at the end of the day; you’ll come to associate the smell of lavender with the feeling of relaxation. Then, when you smell lavender and are not in the bath, you’ll feel peace.
Smell and memory link because of the brain’s anatomy. Smells are handled by the olfactory bulb, the structure in the front of the brain that sends information to the other areas of the body’s central command for further processing. Odors take a direct route to the limbic system, including the amygdala and the hippocampus, the regions related to emotion and memory.
Think of when your favorite dish is being made. Perhaps it is a traditional dish shared with family, and each time you smell it, you are reminded of a moment you had with your family.
Scents can bring pleasant memories and remind us of our loved ones. In the Arts et Matières Journey, you will discover the city of Love. The city of love has eternal memories to be experienced in each note. From the fresh scent of Muguet Roses to the sound of water at the Seine River, the ranges of aromas in the collection are a memory of Paris to be relieved by you.