Scents are known to evoke emotions and feelings in all of us. This is because our sense of smell is directly connected to emotional centers in our brain that control feelings and memories. Scientists have long studied the connection between scents and emotion (known as aromachology, which is different than aromatherapy). For example, lavender scents trigger feelings of calmness and relaxation, whereas grapefruit scent are energizing and make you feel more alert.
All scents have a meaning to every person who experiences them. With many types of scents for candles, you can start by asking yourself questions:
- How do you want a scent to make you feel throughout the day?
- Is there a specific feeling you want to elicit?
- Do you want to associate a scent with a particular Season? A summer scent is more citrus and uplifting, whereas a fall scent is cozy and woody.