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The Fragrant Muse?

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Memorizing Molecules

I recently bought a super-cool set of coasters from this artist.

The weird markings are actually chemical structures of aromatic molecules with punctilious names like d-limonene, linalyl acetate, geraniol and a-bisabolol.  These little guys are so delightful to me that I've displayed a few around my massage room.

Sometimes during a massage, I'll catch myself glancing at a molecule and trying to name it.  So if you're a massage client and hear me mutter  "Linalol C10H18O" or catch me whispering "Linalyl acetate C12H2oO2" you'll know why.

I'm officially an aroma nerd.


faerwillow said...

~to cute are you...may you always be inspired to learn...its a beautiful thing! your passion for your work shows thru and thru with the words written...something i wish for all of us to have! well wishes and brightest blessings~

Holly said...

Nerd you may be but think of what benefit we get from that! So, Nerd on I say!!!

What aroma would you suggest for my home while selling? I've been using a combo of orange with bergamot...

Did I do good?

Booj said...

Hysterical! If anyone wants a set of these coasters, contact Andrea and www.aromahead.com. Liz-you are a huge inspiration! I love your blog!!

Wendy said...

A true sign you are doing what you love... your life's passion. Things are as they should be... nerdiness and all! You are a joy, Liz!

Deb said...

Aroma-nerd! You've created a new word haven't you! I like the Hot pink OH! Your room looks like such a sanctuary...I want to be there!

spudballoo said...

Waaaah, aroma-nerd. fabulous, I prefer Smelly Woman but then I'm a Brit and I am a bit peculiar.

Funny funny you xx

rxBambi said...

I love love LOVE them! I have a shirt with the caffeine molecule on it. It's funny how many people stare at my chest... I assume they are trying to figure out what my shirt is. I bought my step-daughter one with the ethanol molecule and everyone in her chem class loves it -- she's 22 so it' legal ;)

Love the coasters... I need the website so I can be an aromanerd too.

The Fragrant Muse said...

If you want a set of these coaster, they are $42 and you can write to andrea@aromahead.com.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

those coaster are grrrrreat! just having finished a three-day-teaching and all my students were happy and grateful I hereby declare: I am an chemistry-of-aromatherapy-nerd!!!
ps I am touched by your photographs of your Italian ex-home. Especially as I am grateful that I flew out of Ireland with the last flight from Kerry. Having to teach another chemistry course next week in Zuerich I am not in a hurry to fly home. There hasn't been a single plane or white line on the sky for days!

Jeanne Klaver said...

This is just too much! I love those coasters!