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The Incredible Link Between Fragrance and Emotion

The Incredible Link Between Fragrance and Emotion

The Incredible Link Between Fragrance and Emotion

Humans are sensitive beings, and our emotions are linked to a huge variety of factors that come into play in our daily lives. One such factor that is closely linked to our emotional state is our sense of smell. Scents and fragrances can have a serious impact on how we feel, and can both change our moods for the better or for the worse.

The limbic system, which is a deep and ancient part of our brains, is thought to be the area of the brain that controls our emotions. Interestingly, the limbic system is directly linked to our olfactory system, or the parts of the body that help us to detect and interpret smells. The limbic system is the first part of our brains to receive information from your nose, and quickly responds in kind with a particular emotion.

The response of the limbic system to scents is so fast that we often feel the emotional response to the scent before our minds can even process what the scent is. Imagine, for example, smelling something that reminds you of a warm apple pie, just like the ones your grandmother used to make. When you smell the scent, your limbic system instantly recognizes it as pleasant, making you feel happy without you even needing to remember your grandmother’s apple pie or knowing what specifically you are smelling.

With fragrance playing such an important role in our lives, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that perfume and cologne can actually alter your mood. Wearing a particular scent can make you more (or less) attractive to particular people. Certain scents may make you feel warm and cozy while others may make you feel subconsciously worried or stressed.

Once you know which scents make you feel the best, it is pretty easy to find fragrance options that will uplift and brighten your mood. If, for example, the scent of oranges makes you feel happy, you should be looking for fragrances that include notes of orange and other citrus fruits like lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot. Once you experience the power of your mood being uplifted by a quick spritz of fragrance on a bad day, you’ll truly begin to understand the incredible link between fragrance and emotion.

At Perfumania, we have so many fragrance options to choose from that you are pretty much guaranteed to find one that will make you feel amazing. Not sure where to get started? Check out our best selling fragrances today to see what scents make others super happy!

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