Episode #7: The Science & Education of Perfumery with Master Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel [Part I]
In Part 1 of a two-part series, I sit down with Master Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel to have a fun conversation about the science and education of Perfumery.
Whether you're interested in a career in Perfumery, or simply interested in how it all works in your everyday life, this episode is packed with information and insights on all things smell and scent.
Christophe explains why it's important to understand the science before the art and what journey led him to becoming a Master Perfumer.
We debate the age-old tension between naturals and synthetics, compare notes on Perfumery vs. Aromatherapy, and discuss the clinical potential for Aromachology.
Christophe helps explain why it's so difficult to describe odors and provides his argument for why smelling isn't as subjective as we think.
He also shares interesting insights on how our brain plays tricks on us when perceiving odors with different images, and highlights the creation of "olfactory white".
If you listen all the way to the end, Christophe even provides insider tips on how to train your nose.
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