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World aromatic phytogenic material (100 mL at 25%) in sealed amber borosilicate bottle.
This edition is the end of the First World Record. Each edition is a sealed artifact for the preservation of the essences of world flora at the millenium, and is packaged in a signed portfolio box. Also included is a vial of World Sensorium for personal experience.
Sensorium means the mind-brain, the cerebral cortex and nervous system as a collective organ of sensation; feeling, receiving, perceiving, sensing, and interpreting- experience at the very core of our humanity. World Sensorium is a single complex scent comprised of culturally associative aromatic phytogenic materials of world flora experienced in the olfactory domain, formulated on population percentages. Research to create World Sensorium included a survey of 225 nations, conducted over several years on a country-by-country basis. The data from the survey established the constituent component scents of the formula of the World Sensorium olfactory sculpture. This process insured that every natural scent included in the formulization is invested with historical and cultural meaning retained through olfactory memory by a majority of people of each country. Many of the scents have strong foundations in mythology, religion and anthropologic traditions with 95 percent of them coming form flora having known medicinal or healing properties and attests to the co-evolution of humans and plants.
Keywords: social, world, collective, memory, olfactory