Scents and the Power to Change Your Mood

Posted on Aug 19 2020 - 9:00am by Samantha Clark

Your sense of smell is one of your most powerful influences for mood. A scent can trigger biological and chemical reactions in the body and mind to make you feel nostalgic, happy, sad, energetic and horny among other emotions and feelings. Knowing this, you can use the power of fragrance to influence how you’re feeling.

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To feel happier and more energized

If you’re looking to feel more uplifted and happier, or more productive and energized, then citrus scents will work in your favour. It’s proven that the citrus family boosts serotonin levels to make you feel happier. Lemon, orange and grapefruits are just some examples of the dominant scents you’re looking for if you want to feel better.

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Try a citrus scented diffuser on your desk at work, in the bathroom, or entryways to help you feel energised.

To help you unwind and relaxed

If you’re feeling a bit wound up, stressed or looking to relax at the end of the day, scents of lavender, jasmine and rosemary will all help you to feel calmer and aid in relaxation and sleep. We recommend diffusers in the bedroom and bath products and massage oils with these fragrances to get the best and lasting effects.

We love the Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil to help wind down at the end of the day. It’s also great to alleviate tired and tense muscles.

Scents to get you in the mood

If you’re trying to set a scene, heading off for an anniversary dinner or have a date you want to go well, then you want a scent that will help you feel empowered. Plus, it’ll also have the desirable effect on the other half. If you’re wearing the fragrance, ensure you apply to pulse points on the neck and wrist to make an impact.

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You want to look for vanilla, ylang ylang and spicy fragrances such as cinnamon and ginger that are just some of the scents to evoke this desired reaction.

Hugo Boss Deep Red is the sexiest scent, in our opinion. It has a combination of evocative scents that is sure to give you a confidence boost and get you noticed by your love interest.

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