I love oils also. They are incredibley beneficial. Great friends of mine are passionate about getting them into people's everyday lives and homes because there is such health benefits to them. Smell also does something so significant to our senses. They say the sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Those with full olfactory function may be able to think of smells that evoke particular memories
Incoming smells are first processed by the olfactory bulb, which starts inside the nose and runs along the bottom of the brain. The olfactory bulb has direct connections to two brain areas that are strongly implicated in emotion and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus. Interestingly, visual, auditory (sound), and tactile (touch) information do not pass through these brain areas.
This may be why olfaction, more than any other sense, is so successful at triggering emotions and memories.
Individuals can have widely distinctive emotional responses to scents that are identical in chemical composition. There is also evidence to suggest that what you think you’re smelling affects your response to an odor. PTSD patients often say certain smells trigger memories whihc triggers their body, more than any sight or sound.
Signature fragrances are something I have known of since I was young. I will always remember living in the Uk because of a certain smell of honey. My dads pipe that he used to smoke. My friends fake, cheap perfume in elementary school. My first boyfriends deodorant. Fresh cut lawn-mowed grass on a Saturday monring in the neighbourhood I grew up in.
The women in Song of Songs knows this too...
She recognizes the signature fragrance of the king
Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing— over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you