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Unveiling the role of today’s perfumes: their impact upon mind, body and spirit By Francoise Rapp

Perfume has always been more than just a catalyst for emotions; its impact extends beyond mere pleasure and sentiment, encompassing the health of our bodies and vital energies. While modern society tends to limit perfume's significance to pleasure and emotional wellness alone, it is crucial to expand our perspective. Odorant molecules can subtly influence each body system through the olfactory and cutaneous pathways, making perfume a powerful tool for holistic daily well-being. As a Master Natural Perfumer, aromatherapist, and Naturopath with over 26 years of practice, I have witnessed the profound effects of olfaction and perfume firsthand upon the body, mind, and spirit, leading me to create numerous botanical perfumes for international brands, whether in cosmetics home or for fragrance use.

By embracing botanical perfumes crafted with natural and organic ingredients, we can reconnect with nature and harness its healing properties. These perfumes benefit us personally and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to fragrance.

So, let us venture into botanical perfumes, exploring their positive effects on our body, mind, and spirit. By embracing this holistic approach to fragrance, we can enhance our well-being and cultivate a deeper connection with the world around us.

Households in Athens were meticulously clean. The rooms and the dressing rooms smelled of lemon perfume, the apple of the Hesperides, and the scent of peach, Persian apple-protected clothing from moths and other insects.

Natural essences profoundly affect our inner well-being, extending far beyond what we have previously explored. As a steadfast ally, they have accompanied human beings throughout history, harnessing their subtle powers. As consciousness evolves globally, perfume continues to weave its narrative.

To learn more about Francoise Rapp and her work, visit her website at

Read the full Article in the Perfume Special 2023 edition (10.3) E. available in the shop. 

Read the full Article in the Perfume Special 2023 edition (10.3) E. available in the shop.

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