Frauke Galia is a smell coach, educator, lecturer, Certified Level II Aromatherapist and founder of F.A.L.K. Aromatherapy, an online resource for harnessing your sense of smell for well-being and joy. She offers online courses, workshops and programs for those who can smell as well as those who can’t. Frauke is an active member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), as well as The International Clinical Aromatherapy Network (ICAN).
Frauke is often referred to as “the smell lady” because of her deep passion for connecting people with their sense of smell. She believes that smelling is a privilege and that society undervalues this beautiful and critical sense. Her philosophy encourages a mindful connection with smelling for both health and well-being.
Before becoming an aromatherapist, Frauke’s professional career was in and around the fragrance industry. She spent 20 years working for, and with, the fragrance house Firmenich, where she had various roles in Marketing and Sales working with global consumer goods companies. She also spent several years in the Ingredients Division working with both natural and synthetic materials.
In 2020 Frauke was appointed a global ambassador for the non-profit U.K. organization Fifth Sense, a charity focused on supporting those with smell and taste disorders. It’s her mission, as a person with “smell-ability,” to bring more awareness and compassion for people with anosmia, those affected by the inability to smell. Her aim is to bring closer those who have the privilege to smell with those who are unable to smell. Because, through perspective, we can all learn from each other.
When she isn’t coaching or teaching, you can find Frauke smelling everything