Dr. Patrick Collin went into natural medicine in the beginning because one of his children developed an illness. As happens with so many people, traditional medicine wasn’t helping his son so began his search into a world that not only saved his son but changed his life as well. He practiced Naturopathy from 1977 to 1982 in Paris then worked with Pierre Franchomme creating Aromatherapy formulas for doctors and pharmacists until the end of 1985. He also created formulas for Pharmessences in Lausanne, Switzerland which are used by Doctors and Pharmacists through out Europe. He was the Aromatherapy Professor at IHMN in Switzerland from 1990 to 2005 and is currently the Aromatherapy Professor at the DUMENAT (University Diploma of Natural Medicine) in Paris. His love of essential oils and commitment to social responsibility are leading him to Madagascar to live among the Cocoa groves for the next few years teaching and developing aromatherapy. It was truly Patrick’s intellectual grace, keen intuition and commitment to the planet that inspired Michelle’s own commitment to a natural existence.
Michelle was introduced to Mic thru Patrick after she expressed a desire to create a line of healing perfumes without the use of synthetics. In 2005 she started studying Natural Perfumery and organic chemistry with Mr. Moisseeff in his beautiful home/lab in Revel just outside of Toulouse.
Mic is known through out Europe as an Aroma Sculptor, Aromatician and founder of the Aroma Museum ‘Explodarome’. He is a master at combining both natural and synthetic oils to create perfumes and aromas for special events from fashion shows to large outdoor festivals. His unbelievably keen sense of smell, wildly creative mind and exquisite command of both the English and French language made for the most challenging and inspiring education for Michelle. Although the base of her education and work lies in Clinical Aromatherapy, Mic taught her invaluable lessons about the creative process and the development of her olfactory sense.
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