People are using perfume for the most obvious reason: to smell good. A foul smell or body odor is a complete turn off! We all get satisfaction when complimented on our new hairstyle, fashion statement, a pair of shoes, or an awesome make-up. The same is true when it comes to our choice of perfume. And we are also attracted to those people who smell fresh and good every day.
But there are more benefits to wearing your favorite scent than just smelling fabulous. Otherwise, people wouldn’t be wearing it for the last thousand of years. Yes, you have read it right! People were reaping the benefits of perfume since the time that “perfumery” or the art of making perfumes began – during the ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Cyprus.
Here are some of the beneficial effects of perfumes:
The smell of freshly baked bread may evoke memories about your early childhood living in your ancestral house. Or the scent of a particular flavor of pizza may remind you of your first date. This shows the interconnection between scent and memory. Scents travel through the olfactory bulb, which is closely connected to the amygdala and hippocampus, the brain regions that handle memory and emotion. So if you are feeling happy, buy a new perfume. And every time you wear it, it will surely trigger happy memories.
Starting the day smelling good gives you the ultimate power to conquer the task ahead. It gives you the feeling that you are in control. A scent that suits well with your personality is the perfect morale booster amidst all challenges.
In choosing potential partners in life, you depend on your five senses – especially vision, touch and smell. You are not only attracted to what you see, on what is pleasing to the eye, but also on the energy that emanates from the opposite sex. Whether a perfume contains pheromones or not, it can awaken our senses for sensuality and act as a natural aphrodisiac to get the attention of potential partners. So don’t be surprised if sometimes you get attracted to someone because of the way they smell.
There is no scientific claim that perfumes can heal particular illnesses. But the scent can definitely help in improving mood, uplift the spirit and calming the nerves, which can keep stress and anxiety problems from getting the better hold on us. Stress is the bane of modern existence. A lot of people believe that stress is great contributing factor to illnesses. If we can spray the stress away – then let our favorite fragrance do wonders for out well being.
In this fast paced life, we all need stress busters and a sweet escape from all the hustle and bustle. Whether we are tired mommies, hardworking daddies, stressed students or your professionals, we all need to go that place of calm and serenity that fragrances bring. When we surround ourselves with a fragrance we like, we are at our comfort zones.
The next time you buy that perfume, or perhaps spray your signature scent, remember that it is not just making you smell fabulous, but it also making you feel better.