I jumped out of bed this morning, because I got the solution to a design problem in a dream just as I was waking up. Such exhilaration! Have you experienced this? I have, many times, because I pay attention to my dreams. The problem was in the layout and design of a product for my students. This product, which I call the “Natural Perfumery Menu” has been in the works for several years. I had put it aside as other projects and demands took up my time, but after reviving it this past week, my subconscious went to work to aid my conscious mind! There are still elements to be worked out, but I am on the right track now, and it feels great!
PS: The Menu will be a wonderful tool for everyone interested in natural perfumery, not just my students 🙂
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Angel Trumpet flowers outside my house. They become very fragrant at night, and the narcotic element in them can induce dreams
I have always had an active dream life, including lucid dreams with scent, color, sound. We’ve discussed this, since many share this phenomena, on the Yahoo Natural Perfumery group I host. Natural perfumers tend to be in touch with all their senses, and the subconscious can’t help but bubble up, waft up, with scented images and yes – real smells – during our sleep.
I’ve always been one to share my dreams upon waking. First times I remember doing this was when I was a young bride, and there was a nine-year stretch between ages 23 and 32 that they were also psychic dreams, many events coming true within a day or two of the dream. I don’t know why they stopped, but my dream life has been so rich, I don’t miss the psychic dreams.
Do you dream and actually smell scent in the dream? Last night, in my dream world,I was at a dinner part in Coral Gables and lots of tasty hors d’oeuvre were passed around, and I could smell and taste each one. A friend showed me a little metal carafe with vegan cardamom sauce and said I could mix it with some of hte vodka there. I found a new vodka, vinyl flavored/scented! Think Barbie doll scent. I thought this trend towards infusing vodkas with all kinds of stuff like bacon, glazed donut, horseradish, gummi bears and smoked salmon had gotten out of control. Then I remembered that the actor Alan Cumming released a perfume that smelled of human sex and sticky adhesive tape. I remember smiling when I got a sample of it.
Then I woke up.
Do you have scented dreams? I’ll bet you do if you work with aromatics. In the meantime, yes, this is the usual Ask the Perfumer Sunday, please ask a question and I’ll see if I can help you.