Smell 5: Essential Oils

Essential oils were all the rage a couple years back. And for a lot of people, myself included, they're still a staple for our living spaces.  

I read something about how concentrated the oils are. Something absurd like 10 roses are needed for every one drop of oil for roses. In order to condense such a strong smell into such a small drop, you need a lot of substance.  

What else do we do this with? Are we trying to fit the smell of ten roses into one drop in other areas? Meaning simply - do we like to make the depth of things out to be far simpler than they are? 

What in you life have you condensed without seeing the bigger story going on? How much different are ten unique roses from one droplet of liquid? 

Mike Christie