The olfactory toolbox contains over 40 isolated components of lavender and other essential oils (see directory on the left). It is most instructive to smell the different notes which all combine to create the complex fragrance of Lavender. Upon first reflection one would not, for instance, suspect that typical mushroom notes – as in 3 octenol – contribute to the impression of the whole oil. More precisely the olfactory tools are isolated substances which occur in essential oils.
The included odorants provide an olfactory introduction to the complex composition of essential oils. As essential oil enthusiasts, we are familiar with the complex perfection and roundness of the essential oil as the plant produces it. This fragrance of an essential oil is always the harmony achieved by combining many, even hundreds, of components in an inimitable fashion as only nature can do. Through the means of analytical chemistry, it became possible to learn which substances come together to make this harmony happen. The purpose of the olfactory tool box is to give the reader a glimpse into nature’s composition strategy.
Studytext for Essential Oil Components
The olfactory toolbox comes with a detailed description of the different included components.