the inspiration for / TTTR /
/ the inspiration for / TTTR
Since the past 29 years Dutch designer Tanja Gobitz visits India regularly. During one of her walks through Delhi, she became fascinated by an overwhelming explosion of scents. After following the aromatic trail she entered the small otherworldly abode of one of the oldest perfume creators of India.
What she then encountered was like a movie scene: crystal jars of different sizes filled with various coloured liquids and bottle corks in the shape of cut diamonds that sparkled in the diffuse sunlight. In complete silence she sat down, while she was offered a glass of chai. The owner made himself known and began to bring one by one the different crystal glass jars filled with oils for her to smell, first on cotton and then on her skin. Time passed and fifteen minutes after applying them to the skin their power became apparent. He told her that some perfume oils not only consists a base of mere sandalwood oil. A government license is needed to sell pure sandalwood oil, it has become very expensive and supply is still scarce. Nowadays many sandalwood based perfume oils are blended with sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil is fragrance free and has a lot of nutrients and beneficial properties, which make it a powerful cosmetic ingredient. However, this oil is still a form of almonds, people who suffer from nut allergies of any kind should stay clear of products that contain almonds.
This intriguing experience led to her delving into the history and origin of these sacred powerful oils. She sourced, discovered, collected and experimented with different combinations of scents on her own skin. Subsequently numerous requests came in. TTTR is developed to share the experience of fragrant comfort, as it soothes the mind. These precious oils directly target our limbic system, where we process and store emotions and memories, accompanying us on the journey of self-realization. To start with she selected four classics; Pachooli, Amber, Majmua and Oudh. They can be applied individually but can also be mixed, it will create your own personal scent. The usage of cotton will give an extra spiritual dimension when placed at the crest of helix. This project has been created with great respect for everyone involved and with honor to preserve ancient Indian art and crafts.
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