Originally Posted by JEBeasley
It all seems overly complicated. Aesthetics and ergonomics in the visual and practical arts tend to follow the principles of the golden mean or phi ratio as do many aspects of nature; why not study olfactory aesthetics in this realm to determine if they follow the golden mean principles as well. I'm just not exactly sure which values of a scent would fit into the formula. Biomimicry is a rapidly growing field and it's mostly based on this principle.
Make me wonder how to appropriate Biomimmicry priciples to perfumery...?
Long before "Biomimicry" was coined, I coined a phrase to use for myself, as an acronym, SINASOD, standing for: Structure In Nature As a Strategy Of Design.
But I guess that I'm not so much interested in making from scratch aromatic molecules that Mimic nature, but I usually start from Nature, and selectively remove portions to accomplish the goal I wish to set. But then, I'm not a cosmetic chemist either, I'm a composer.
I'm a little worried to see people try and shove scents through a sieve of their own composition, and then tell the world that "THIS" is how its all designed and meant to be and understood.