Fragrance and Your Moods

The Powerful Connection

Next time you spray your favorite perfume and you notice your mood perk up or suddenly you feel sexy; it’s not your imagination. Scent is the sense that most closely ties to emotions. Scientists tell us that the part of the brain that controls emotions- the deep limbic center- is linked to your olfactory system, the part that controls scent. This means that various fragrances can affect your mood and emotions. The result - you can use perfumes and aromas to boost your mood, energize you, relax you or even create an ambience for your life.
Create energy
For a boost of energy try fragrances with notes of citrus or peppermint. A great way to start your day is with a citrus body wash to energize your mind and body. For a mid-day pick-me-up at work, try gently inhaling peppermint oil; it might work better than a cup of coffee!
Relax and de-stress
Two fragrances have been shown to have soothing effects; lavender and jasmine. In fact, jasmine has been shown not only to relieve anxiety, but to increase energy and focus in a calm manner. Its intoxicating scent is also alluring and a perfect note for perfumes. 
Jump for joy
Create happiness and a sense of comfort by lighting a vanilla scented candle. To uplift your mind, try products that have eucalyptus, especially in the shower or bath. Finally, to feel warm and sensually invigorated, try products infused with ginger; such as body oil that will make your skin feel smooth and soft.
Invoke your feminine side
Nothing is more feminine than beautiful flowers; so it is no surprise that most perfumes in the world have floral scents. In combination with each other, floral scents are combined to create unforgettable fragrances. Try experimenting with various perfumes to find the one that makes you “feel” the best. You can also look for fragrance oils that you can layer to create your own unforgettable aroma.


Nina Sutton is a TV host, spokesperson and beauty/lifestyle expert. She specializes in mommy beauty and style.  She is also one of the winners of People Magazine’s “Real Beauty at Every Age” contest and was featured in the April 2012 “Most Beautiful” issue. With an MBA and a business background in beauty, fashion and consumer packaged goods, Nina brings real world expertise to audiences around the country.

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