How Fragrance affects your mood?

Proverbs 27:9 "Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel."

Do I need to say any more? God explained it best with this simple verse. There have been hundreds of studies completed which found a clear connection between fragrance and a persons mood.

Studies show that fragrance can promote alertness, positivity, as well as create a feeling of tranquility and relaxation. Fragrance has also been found helpful with alleviating stress, easing insomnia, and proving clarity. 

Here are some scent notes, with suggested fragrances. 



Proactivity, Focus and Clarity - fragrances with top notes of peppermint or rosemary can help keep you energized, focus and with a clean mind. 



Gucci Bamboo



Relaxation - fragrances with top notes of Bergamot, Jasmine or Clary Sage are excellent for helping with feeling calm and relaxed. 

South Beach Perfumes - Clinique Happy


Stress and Anxiety - fragrances with top notes of Orange, Lavender or Ylang Ylang have been found to help reduce anxiety and help with stress. 



Lolita Lempicka



Cheerfulness - fragrances with top notes of bitter orange, lime, or grapefruit can help with elevating your mood. 


Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male


Love and Passion -  fragrances with top notes of sandalwood, vanilla or rose can help promote love and passion. 






What are your thoughts on this article? Have you tried some of the fragrances listed? Which fragrance helps elevate your mood?

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