When a fragrance molecule enters our nose it is met by millions of smell-sensing receptor cells. Each of us have our own distinct molecular makeup and within each molecule lies infinite particles or waves (or strings) working together like an orchestra. In the same way that each element of an orchestra affects the sound we hear, the way our molecules interact with the molecules of the fragrance is wholly unique; and like a concert our scent is exclusive to a moment in time. The essence of aromatherapy, at the quantum level, is connecting the pure extract of the flower, fruit, wood, or herb with our own molecular vibrations in order to produce a pleasing harmony. Good vibrations are the essence of life. It’s what keeps us flowing, happy and healthy. The Beach Boys said it best, “… I hear the sound of a gentle word, on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air …” One afternoon at Thompson Alchemists the wind blew in a young couple on vacation from France who introduced us to Sama perfumes and cosmetics. I guess they picked up on the loving good vibrations that Thompson Alchemists emits (even with the door closed, burr). Anyway, we are pleased they came in and if you stop by you’ll be able to experience their lovely product line, Sama, inspired the principles of ayurvedic medicine. The artisan perfumers of Sama use ancestral techniques of distillation in order to keep the tinctures purity and vibrance alive. They extract the precious scents of the earth in their purest form and pour them straight into beautiful tightly sealed glass bottles. Once released from the bottle with a single spray synergy begins onto your body and into your soul.