This website is a non-profit, private initiative by Dr. Dinah Jung, and is based on long-term research on Asian arts of producing, refining and appreciating aromatics as well as on therapeutic experience.
The research has been possible through the enormous support by uncounted perfumery stakeholders all over Asia and elsewhere:
- Producers, retailers, and vendors, of both raw materials and fine products,
- Physicians, therapeutic specialists, spiritual masters, and other experts of aromatics,
- Museums, archives, libraries, cultural and educational institutions,
Due to the impossibility of presenting all Asian perfumery stakeholders individually on this website, none of them is named here in favor of impartialness towards all of them.
The website was established in the frame of an interdisciplinary and multicultural research project at the University of Heidelberg (2009-2013). Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose. Research assistants: Jiani Gao, Rima Haj Rachid, Stephanie Akiko Haschke, Tayebeh Rafiee Sadi, and others.
The project has been kindly supported by outstanding scholars since then.