Flavors of the West and Flavors of the East

In the bustle of slagged cities, the smell sometimes works wonders. A barely perceptible aroma does not fall into the zone of criticism of our consciousness, from this its action seems supernatural. Perfumers are looking for the secrets of seduction, marketers are looking for additional sales opportunities, and lovers of individual cosmetics technologies for creating unique fragrances.
In this search, one has to search for literature that lifts the veil of secrecy over the art of composing aromatic compositions. It turns out that the East and the West went, as is customary for them, in different ways in creating an individual human fragrance. The West was focused on creating an impression in another person who was in the zone of action of the aroma, now fragrances in stores create a feeling of alpine freshness or contribute to sales. The East includes aromatherapy in its multi-pound treatises like Ayurveda or keeps secrets behind the screens of harems, where perfumers, analytical chemistry, alas, are not allowed. Since Ayurveda considers energy and harmony to be the basis of everything that surrounds a person, aromatherapy for the sages is just one of the means of achieving this harmony of energies.

Having studied individual essential oils, assessing their smell and the variety of these smells, each beginner very quickly comes to the conclusion: the pure smells of essential oils are boring, uninteresting and easily recognizable. There is no mystery in them, only a chain of memories with which this smell is associated. As a separate sound – not yet music. It's a common sense idea that flavors can be mixed. In theory, there is a doctrine of high, medium and low notes, associated with the lifespan of an individual aroma of ether. Smells in perfumes do not stand in line to wait for the previous one to exhale to take his place, Smells in the spirits live, mix, enrich and suppress each other, sometimes a separate smell is knocked out into the leaders, so that then again mix with his fellows and give way to another whose peace comes at this moment. Thus is born the music of essential oils in all the beauty of their individuality, with all the shades obtained by the colors during the growth period.
On this issue, the West and the East agree. The fragrances are worth dedicating time to their mysteries and melodies.
The principles that guide exquisite French perfumers are distinguished by the fact that all essential oils, followed by absolutes and other aromatic substances, are divided into fresh and aphrodisiac, on the one hand, and soothing and activating – on the other. Opposite aromas swear at each other and music does not work.
Eastern sages completely agree that swearing is bad, you need to strive for harmony, and opposites do not know how to do this, it is easier not to use them in one bouquet than to harmonize. Pairs of opposites in Ayurveda are different: warm-cold and dry-wet. In the general teachings of Ayurveda, the same logic is applied to the person himself. In this logic, there is a personality typology based on doshas.
Doshas are three forces in constant motion that exist in every living organism (and that are not in inanimate matter). In different carriers of life, the ratio of doshas is different. "Dosha" in Sanskrit means "that which changes". The doshas are in constant motion, maintaining a dynamic balance with each other. Without their movement, life would be impossible.
The ratio of doshas in a nodule person allows you to typologize, as well as determine which of the doshas is in a depressed state or in an overabundance.
In an effort to harmonize the doshas of a particular person, the knowledge of Ayurveda allows you to choose the main aroma of the lower tone and make on its basis a perfume or balm that will have a constant harmonizing effect on this "particular person". To the lower tone, the rest of the notes of the perfume are selected complimentarily. Thus, in Ayurveda, everything begins with individuality, fragrances for one have nothing to do with the other. There are only general patterns, the knowledge of which allows you to make Ayurvedic cosmetics, so popular today.

To create perfumes a la France, it is enough to find the % composition of formulas and repeat the experiment of the leading trading houses of French perfume, the benefit of the formulas of fashionable fragrances are presented on the Internet.
1. To create "your fragrance", we recommend taking a test, finding out your dosha.
2. On the fragrances page (available to registered users), opening numerous tabs (a small circle on the right) to understand the ailments that "your fragrance"
can remove 3. At the bottom of each of the tabs, "imbalances… " can be found lower tones. Choose the essential oil that will form the basis of "your fragrance". It is this smell that will become your amulet or healer. He exhales longer than others.
4. Make sure that this essential oil does not cause you individual intolerance.
5. Using the principles of mixing Ayurveda (the tab of the dosha and the components of essential oils), choose the middle tones that do not contradict the main one.
6. Make sure that the main tone and the middle ones form a pleasant combination of smells
for you 7. Choose the upper tones according to the same principles of
Ayurveda 8. Having composed the formula, make perfume and leave a bottle of dark glass to harmonize the energies of essential oils. You can shake the bottle once a day and enjoy the process.

Good luck with "your fragrances"!

p.s. in Ayurveda, often the main tone has an unpleasant odor, the middle and high notes are designed to camouflage it so that the overall melody of the aromas sounds perfect, forcing the refined French to turn to the secrets of the East.

if you pass a test that identifies the original dosha – given at birth, and the variable dosha – a derivative of lifestyle and habits, then you can make a healing perfume to return to the original dosha, Ayurveda

A separate topic is the aromas of oriental harems. What remains of the captive, closed by the narrow walls of the palace, covered with a burqa, except for cold revenge? How to take revenge on a rude man who imagines himself to be a ruler? How dare he deprive her of her familiar world, take her by force of his voyins or money? For what? to spend the night with her and perhaps forget about her existence? or that she, like others who had become wives rather than concubines, would push among the beauties, winning the place of the lord for her children?
Well, she will win back, the look from under the burqa will say more and demand more, and instead of all the tricks of the modern world, fragrances will help her. Yes, the most common fragrances, as well as concubines and eunuchs, because they also have something to hate the lord for.
And, when the beauty of the harem awakens the animal passion of the stupid male, when he, like a grouse, ceases to hear and see what is happening, forgets about the danger, that's when … at the same wave of a finger hidden by a burqa…
… viziers will run, rivers of blood will shed, or beautiful palaces will line up among the deserts.

Something we dreamed of… but before the cold dish of revenge is cooked, it will take a lot of time, the predator needs to be tamed. While he listens to the ornate Arabian fairy tales full of hints, while he enjoys the aromas of refined thoughts and animal passions that hover in them, it's time to deal with these very aromas.

Did the inquisitive mind of the West manage to penetrate the secrets of the rulers of the world?
– Oh, yes today we can name the main components of Arabic attars (fragrances).
Arabic perfumes do not contain alcohols, they are obtained by repeated distillation of flowers and plants, collecting esters all day and storing them in sandalwood oil.
Arabian beauties can use musk, sandalwood, patchouli, rose oil, as independent attars.
Rich perfume compositions open up wider possibilities and are valued higher, they are called muhallats.

Natural resins:

Frankincense – smoky, sweetish, tart, oily smell is known thanks to the divine services of various denominations.
Myrrh – for perfumery, its value lies in the combination of fixing and revealing other smells properties.

Wood oils:

A unique component of muhallates is the sick, fungus-infected wood of the aquilaria tree, the oil from it is called oud, agar or scarlet tree. It is believed that the oud knows no equal in amulets and talismans of prosperity, success, well-being. This oil is more expensive than gold.
The warm, tart, woody-balsamic smell of exquisite sandalwood, it is he who collects the smells of flowers. Sandalwood enhances desire and sensuality.
Cedar enters the oriental aromas with coniferous and wood oil, it excites, enhances sensuality, it is distinguished by softness, warmth and velvety.
Resinousness, velvety and astringency distinguish the aroma of wood and juniper berries

And finally spices:

Precious perfumes are stored in bottles of beautiful and ornate, applied to the skin in places where you can measure the pulse, where the veins pulsate, where the aromas are revealed in all their enchanting effect. Men will never know what deprived them of their mind "little female tricks" or the woman herself, because the aroma of oil perfume without living skin is a lifeless, beautiful smell of awesome value.

Curiously, the Arab East and India have common historical roots, but the Muslim woman is closed with a burqa and a secret, the Indian dancer is open. The shamam formula in Ayurveda is reduced to saffron, sandalwood and henna. Attar of oriental beauties includes 20 or more components: attar shamama consists of twenty ingredients, including cloves, peppers, cinnamon, khas and others, while cooking it for more than two weeks.

In Ayurveda, shamama is a complex individual composition for opening the third eye (the ability to see things without embellishment, as they are), meditation and unique rejuvenation, in addition, promotes relaxation, relieves anger and frustration and
clarifies the subtle senses. Attar shamama is rather a means of seduction and aura around the woman you want to get into.

It is curious that attars are worn in hollow earrings, putting in them a cotton wool moistened with oil, you can strangle clothes. Men in the game of fragrances are not outside spectators, they also aromatize clothes, mustaches and beards, but they are forbidden to strangle their hair.