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The Enchanting World of Fragrances and Their Mood-Altering Magic

Most people are aware that lavender, a popular scent in aromatherapy, is known for its calming properties, reducing stress and anxiety. Whereas peppermint is invigorating and can boost energy and alertness. Fragrances have the remarkable ability to transport us to different realms, evoke cherished memories, and even influence our emotions.

Yeah, but why?

The lining of your nose contains a collection of olfactory neurones, special cells, that when triggered by a scent send a signal to your brain along the olfactory nerve to the olfactory bulb which then processes this signal. This information then travels to the limbic system which controls your mood, memories, behaviours and emotions. For those that have full olfactory function, certain smells can have the power to evoke very strong emotional and sensory memory recall.

So let's delve into the fascinating world of fragrances and discover how certain scents can affect our mood.

There are thousands of different fragrances but for the most part they can be divided into four main groups: Floral, Fresh, Oriental, Woody

1. Floral Fragrances: This category encompasses the delicate and romantic scents of flowers such as roses, jasmine, and lilies. Floral fragrances are known for their sweet soft and fresh qualities. They have a calming effect, promoting feelings of serenity and happiness. These scents are perfect for unwinding after a long day.

2. Fresh Fragrances: Bursting with zesty notes of lemon, lime, and orange, citrus fragrances are energizing and invigorating. They awaken the senses and promote a sense of alertness and positivity. These scents are excellent mood-lifters and can help combat fatigue.

3. Oriental Fragrances: Rich and exotic, oriental fragrances often feature ingredients like vanilla, amber, and spices. They exude sensuality and warmth, making them ideal for romantic occasions. These fragrances can boost confidence and enhance feelings of intimacy.

4. Woody Fragrances: Earthy and grounding, woody fragrances incorporate notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, and oakmoss. They evoke a sense of stability and connection to nature. Woody scents can have a calming effect, reducing stress and anxiety.

By understanding the types of fragrances and their mood-altering qualities, we can harness the magic of scents to enhance our daily lives. Whether you need an energy boost or seek soothing relaxation, there's a candle fragrance waiting to whisk you away on a sensory adventure. So, to choose your next candle, consider the mood you wish to create, and then read the luxury candle descriptions in our shop section to help guide you as to which candle is best suited.

And don't forget if you're feeling unsure as so which one to pick, we do a mini candle range so you can try a scent before committing to a bigger candle purchase!

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