Dominique Dubrana, the French/Sufi perfumer, has generously offered a free short course in aromatherapy, based on his experiences traveling in Africa and the Middle East. These experiences have given him a bit of a different perspective on the familiar essences of lavender, peppermint, ginger, frankincense, and others."A natural perfumer leaves behind himself a “sillage” like a river, he is in love with perfumes. They are joy to his heart and sanity to his mind. This is how natural perfumers live immersed in natural scents."
As he says:
"I am launching a free course of Aromatherapy. www.profumo.it/aromacourse.doc
Please take some time to have a look at it, and if you find that it is meant for the benefit of the people and not for commercial reasons, I would appreciate that you spread the news.
I have are illustrated in a small measure on my blog the stunning effects that aromatherapy can have, with reports and pictures from my Timbuktu experiences.
Maybe you already know these pages http://www.profumo.it/Blog/index.php
(scroll down a few texts)"
So I thought I would indeed spread the word, as he requests, since for me this makes quite a lovely unexpected gift, coming at this holiday season. It is is of interest to all who love perfume and the materials and essences of perfumes.
Above photo from the Smellbound NYT article on Dominique Dubrana
Above top quote from an interview in Sniffapalooza Magazine with Raphaella Barkley and Dominique Dubrana