During day one and two, our professor introduced us to eleven aroma chemicals. This is the beginning of a study of 175 in total. We will learn 10 per day from tomorrow on. It’s very challenging work, memorizing and then being able to identify chemicals like hexenyl acetate CIS-3, Phenyl ethyl alcohol, or methyloctine carbonate, by smell, as well as being able to say what aroma family they belong to (Green, Violet etc) and whether they are a Top, Middle or Base note.
time, and by how they interact with each other.
It’s interesting to note that I smell in colour.
I am feeling exhausted, but happier than I have been in years. Perhaps happier than ever before- C’est ma vie!