Scent is a very powerful thing. Whether we realise it or not our noses are capable of analyzing thousands of smells every day. Subconsciously, we olfactory beings are constantly using our noses to evaluate our environment. As you might expect with our amazing noses that are really quite underrated, research has shown that smells can have a profound effect on mood, and certain scents have a positive effect on most people.

Did you know for instance that flowers in general are a “powerful positive emotion inducer,” and that exposure to floral scents, like Rose in particular can increase people’s immediate associations with happy thoughts threefold. Lavender has been shown to improve mood, soothe anxiety, increase sexual arousal, and even ease physical pain. Research shows that smelling lavender “has a significant transient effect of improving mood, making people feel more relaxed, and performing math computations faster.” So not only will it make you happier, it just might give your Sudoku game an edge, too.

Citrus fragrances are like a sun shower on a steamy day: they cool you down, lift your spirits and instantly make you feel less stressed. Apparently, Citrus scents, which contain notes of grapefruit, lime, lemon and verbena, are energising and help keep us invigorated. So our Grapefruit and Fennel Lifestyle Spray should improve your mood and have a positive effect on your emotions. These cheerful notes are known to help calm frazzled nerves, refresh tired minds and encourage mental clarity, helping to create happiness and joy.”

What are some scents that boost your mood?