Scent Pick-Ups: Four Ways To Wear Your Feelings

Scent is a powerful sense. We link it to memories, like vanilla and mom’s homemade cookies, balsam fir trees and the holidays, and salty sea waters with a sunny sailing experience while on a trip to the Caribbean. According to the Sense of Smell Institute, these smelly connections start in our brain, as they are linked to the parts of the limbic system the brain uses to process emotions and learning. Particular scents, like lemon and lavender, have also been attributed to feelings of motivation and relaxation respectively in scientific papers such as a 2016 study published by the National Library of Medicine. A theory the experts at Scentbird, an online American fragrance subscription service, believe in wholeheartedly.

“Many scents that are considered neuroscents,” affirm the Scentbird experts. “Chamomile has a gentle, floral scent that can help ease tension and induce a sense of tranquility. Citrusy bergamot is often used in aromatherapy to alleviate stress and improve mood and it’s commonly found in blends meant to uplift and relax. Rose has a comforting and romantic aroma that can help create a sense of calmness and well-being, while frankincense’s resinous scent has been used for centuries in various cultures for meditation and relaxation, promoting a sense of tranquility.” Here are four scents and a corresponding perfume the experts at Scentbird recommend spritzing on toimprove your energy levels, reduce anxiety, alleviate depression and provide an overall boost to your well-being.

To reduce stress and anxiety, try: Lavender with Foope Fragrances’ Ibere
Lavender is known for its many soothing qualities such as, helping to relieve anxiety, stress and insomnia. Lavender can also be beneficial in treating headaches and migraines. “Add in Foope Fragrances’ Ibere Perfume into your daily routine to help your mind unwind and create a serene atmosphere,” say the Scentbird experts.

To give yourself an energy boost, try: Citrus with Goutal Paris’ Eau D’Hadrien
Citrus scents, such as orange, grapefruit and tangerine, can revitalize the senses, providing a burst of energy and a refreshing lift in your mood. Citrus can also help increase focus, fight against fatigue and strengthen your mind. “If you want a natural boost of energy when you are feeling sluggish,” add the Scentbird experts, “incorporate Goutal Paris’s Eau D’Hadrien Perfume into your routine to gain the many benefits that citrus provides.”

To feel healthy and happy, try: Lemon with L’Occitane en Provence’s Verbena
Lemon has long been associated with promoting concentration, as well as, enhancing your mood. “Whether you are feeling angry, anxious, or are fighting a sore throat or a cold, use L’Occitane en Provence’s Verbena Perfume to immerse yourself into a space of positivity and happiness,” recommend the Scentbird experts.

To clear your mind, try: Peppermint with Veronique Gabai’s Vert Désir
Peppermint’s cool and refreshing scent has a remarkable ability to alleviate headaches, clear the mind, improve concentration and boost your overall energy. “Whether it’s a long day at work or moments when you need a mental pick-me-up, use Veronique Gabai’s Vert Désir Perfume and you will feel the many benefits that peppermint provides for your overall well-being!” say the Scentbird experts.

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