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Home Scents by Didier Young

Ophtalmoception. Audioception. Gustaoception. Olfacoception. Tactioception. Those are the five senses that are traditionally recognized when one talks about the human nervous system. Each of them comes with its own set of attributes and characteristics and they work together to achieve an all inclusive experience of the environment around us. Scent, along with the sense of hearing, is often the second most used sense we use on the daily. Scents have the power to evoke emotions, memories, desires and repulsions. Each morning, we put on a scent or we try to devoid ourselves of our corporal smell in an attempt to shape the olfactory image we project to society. We often overlook the power of smell and the way it alters the perception of a room but there are multiple ways to create a subtle aromatic environment in our own homes. Today we will talk about three different methods to create such an environment.

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Brennan Michael by Didier Young

Originally from Prince Edward Island, one of the three Maritime provinces of Canada, Brennan Michael moved to Toronto in search of new experiences and thrills. Following a trip to a lifestyle specialist store, he made the purchase of a candle that most of his friends thought was overpriced. When the wick was lit for the last time six months later, Brennan realized that the monetary value of his purchase was not the same as the emotional value he attributed to that specific scent. He forever has one scent to remind him of memories that lasted the length of two seasons. That is how his professional adventure began...

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