Aromachology : The Power of Scent
What is Aromachology?
It is the connection between emotion and scent.
Aromachology examines the relationship and influence of scents on human behaviour, feelings and emotions. It helps uncover which scents have a real impact on you and how to use this to improve your well-being.
Aromatherapy vs. Aromachology:
The idea is similar to aromatherapy, though there are some key differences—the biggest one being that Aromachology does not seek to treat or cure through fragrance in the same way that aromatherapy might suggest that tea tree oil could fight acne or lavender could calm a headache.
Aromachology focuses, instead, on how fragrance can have an impact on a person’s mood or feelings.
Aromatherapy, while popular, also strictly refers to only the use of natural fragrances or essential oils to boost or alter the mood. Aromachology, on the other hand, claims that both synthetic and natural fragrance can have a mood-altering effect on the brain.
Aromatherapy, for example, claims that lavender oil can physically relieve tension in the head that causes headaches. Aromachology, on the other hand, would claim that lavender—whether synthetic or natural—helps relax your mind by boosting your mood, easing mental stress and preparing you for sleep.