The Nature and Distinction Concept

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been living in a more or less friendly social environment, while nature has always supported us, the people.Nature has been feeding our body and our soul, and, consequently, our mental has had a permanent source of wisdom, harmony, serenity and eternity.
Initially, we had access to knowledge by contemplation but, nowadays, contemporary men have also access to the scientific discoveries accumulated in time, namely to elevated information and elaborated techniques.
Knowledge is but one of man’s concerns as he has other concerns as well, respectively delivering himself of his being and integrating it in his social and ancestral existence.

Body – mind – soul, this is a unity without which we are but truncated and incomplete.

Knowledge as a cognitive experience helps us discover ourselves and, at the same time, explore what surrounds us.

Knowledge as a sensory experience awakens in each of us emotions and, moreover, brings our emotional dimension to the level of self-consciousness, in other words, it shapes our human nature.

Creativity is the cognitive and sensory expression beyond past and present experience alike.

Looking around us and inside us too, we realize that what actually makes us be complete is the harmony of our existence next to the existence of others. Each of us is unique, each of us has desires, curiosities or needs which can be born at a physical, mental or emotional level. The concept of ”Nature and Distinction” took shape by extrapolating the uniqueness of a human being and the numberless choices which embellish his/her life. The meeting of nature’s wisdom and elaborate knowledge has had as outcome the selection of some extracts and the creation of some unique mixtures alongside the devising of customised applications which foster those who want to know, to feel, to express themselves.

The extracts observe the principles of the harmonious integration of phytocompounds up to the level of molecules and cells. In this respect, we pave the way for orthomolecular osmology.

Orthomolecular osmology

Osmology deals with the study of the olfactory sense and the substances which are included in the composition of perfumes, as well as with their action upon olfactory receptors.

For modern man, the olfactory sense is a sense too little educated and which lost the meaning it had for the primitive man. At the dawn of human existence, the olfactory sense was necessary for survival as, in the Palaeolithic era, the first man analysed food by smelling it and only afterwards by tasting it. Although we live in an ambient which stimulates with each breath olfactory receptors and this stimulation generates an agreeable or disagreeable mood, contemporary scientists have not managed to fully decode the mechanism from the trigger to the effect, as regards the olfactory sense.

From ancient times already, perfume has been a concern for man, appearing in all the historical moments of mankind as an integral part of the culture of many peoples, although until the 20th century it was accessible as an accessory only to the rich.

Currently, access is function of a personal choice, from the deodorant, the eau de Cologne, eau de toilette, eau de parfum to parfum. Each choice has a personal note, and the perfumed impress can say a lot about the personality, psycho-emotional mood and cultural level of each of us.

Perfume is a liquid blend of oils or aromatic compounds which are dissolved and fixed so that they have as effect to stimulate the olfactory receptor cells in the epithelium of the snot, the olfactory receptors being located in the depth of the snot. Nervous influxes are generated in the olfactory receptors, influxes which are then sent to the superior cortical zones – the frontal lobe – where the conscious perception of smells takes place; but there is a previous stop in the cortical zones (brain amygdale and the hippocampus) responsible for the integration of olfaction into emotional life and olfactory memory.

This blend of odoriferous substances can be of different concentrations:

  • Eau de Cologne 2% to 3%
  • Eau de Toilette 5% to 20%
  • Eau de Parfum10% to 30%
  • Parfum 20% to 40%.

In the history of perfume, a well-known space dedicated to ingredients and olfactory creativity is Grasse, in France. Here, along several centuries, the craft – as an art but also as creativity – has been the main concern. Gallimard was set up in 1747 and, nowadays, is one of the sources of ingredients for parfumeur creators and not only for them.

Orthomolecular osmology approaches the desire to know the perfume in another manner than the usual way of knowing it.

Thus, the filling out of the Orthomolecular Osmology Form will have as outcome a recommendation in this respect. In the creation laboratory, each person can take part to the creation of his/her own perfume or can choose one of the perfumes already created and offered as Parfum.

Perfume is the liquid which pulverized and inhaled generates a dominant sensation. Cognitive-sensorial knowledge and a creative experience are two notes in the orthomolecular application of osmology.

This is a trip to the land of the “Art of being yourself”!