Do Perfumes Really Boost Our Mood?

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

By Audrey Tan

After a rough couple of years, consumers are looking to get more wellbeing benefits from their shopping. From functional foods to nurture a healthy body to fragrances that can boost spirits and encourage better mental health.

But how does smell sneak into our brains to manipulate our emotions? Is it really true that perfume can affect our moods? Let’s dig deeper to find out.

A Brief History Of The Use Of Fragrances

Smell is the most profound of all the senses and has been used to alter moods since antiquity. Because of its ethereal, mystical qualities, fragrance was revered in ancient times and was used when worshipping the gods.

The ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilisations to use fragrances for pleasure. They understood that scents can help maintain a harmonious balance between body and soul. Their daily rituals included using incense, perfumed lotions for…

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