Sunday, June 6, 2010

The smell of Vetiver

In class on friday we did a writing exercise where we smelled an essential oil called Vetiver, which I've never heard of before, and we wrote down what image/story came to mind when we smelled it. This is a description of the image that came to my mind:
There is a man in the woods, a father figure, he is a logger and he's stacking fresh cut wood. The sun is shining through the branches of the pine trees. The trees are tall, there's not much underbrush, and the ground is covered with pine needles. The late afternoon sun shining through the trees is creating sun beams because of the particles in the air. It is warm, quiet, and peaceful.
As an afterthought, it also smells like a dry sauna, the wood smell that is brought out with the heat, and the smell of eucalyptus that is usually used in saunas.

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