Coffee bean accord

Yesterday I was working with some essential oils and I blended some rosewood essential oil with some vetiver essential oil and vanilla absolute. Much to my surprise I found that the combination of these three materials smelled a lot like coffee beans. It was a very basic, dark-roasted, earthy, bitter and pungent aroma of coffee beans,… Read More

What is an accord?

  An accord is basically when you combine two or more aroma materials together to create a completely brand new odour impression that is harmonious and balanced. It’s a concept similar to that found in music – whereby a chord is described as three or more musical notes played simultaneously to create harmony and balance to a song. Without chords,… Read More