Different fragrances can have lasting effects on your mood and well-being. Can you wear a scent if you want to lighten your mood, so to speak? You sure can! The sense of smell is perhaps on the best loved senses because it can invoke memories and create new ones. The right perfume can not only lift your spirit but also alter your mood completely. Yes, more empirical study is needed into the effect of fragrance on mood, but here is some of what testimonials and aromatherapists have to say thus far:
Feeling let down?
When you are feeling a little low or depressed, use a perfume with strong citrus scent to immediately boost your morale.
Want to be seductive?
If you are in a seduction mode, then musks and vanilla fragrances can help get the mood going. They are known aphrodisiacs and it enhances your libido. Jasmine, sandalwood, rose and gardenia scents are also a good way to go, as, of course, is chocolate.
Need to chill out?
Use scents that contain the gentle scents of lavender and chamomile to promote calmness. They can rejuvenate the senses and keep you serene all day. Sandalwood, bergamot, patchouli, vanilla, geranium and ylang ylang are other relaxing scents.
Already upbeat and want more?
Complement your happy mood with a fragrance that has a hint of herbs. Mint, sage or pine scents do well. The perfume should be fresh but subtle.
Prefer to remain reserved?
Splash on some perfume that is billows in summer flowers. But here too, the smell should not be overwhelming.
Take a whiff of something with peppermint before a long workout or a day at the office for that extra push you need to excel. Scents having lime, orange or grapefruit are also thought to be energizing.