Those who know me are aware that I am driven by my sense of smell – pretty much why I became an aromatherapist I guess!
I can still vividly remember one of my very first aromatherapy treatments when the therapist was about to work on my head. She poured a few drops of frankincense into her hands and then worked her fingers through my hair.
I lay there absolutely entranced. I decided there and then that I wanted to work with essential oils, if only for their ability to transport you to an entirely different place and time.
Now, years on, I still love the way patchouli takes me to a deep mossy forest, basil to green fields, geranium to a warm, sunny clearing and frankincense, straight to a high-altered church with sunlight streaming through stain-glass windows.
So when I read that there is an app that can wake you up to the smell of bacon I was more than a little intrigued. Not that I’m particularly enamoured by the smell of bacon, but I thought that if they can broadcast this aroma, then virtually any fragrance could be sent down the wireless networks.
Oscar Mayer, of Kraft Foods Group, says his organisation has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone. Now, I have yet to experience the smell of cooking bacon wafting through my cell phone but it will only be a matter of time before technology can transmit aromas to our mobile phones. Take a look at the following BBC link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26526916.
At Special Little People we are doing our own research into favourite smells. What I would like to know is what smell makes you feel really good, comforted, happy, grumpy, brings back good memories etc. I just need two or three lines describing how your chosen smell makes you feel.
In recognition of your valued participation in our highly scientific research project ;-} we have six Stars Pillowmist up for grabs for the six most innovative answers! I would like to include some of your responses in one of my newsletters (just first name and city followed by your response) but please let me know if you would rather I didn’t include your details. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.