Are you looking to transform the mood and vibe of your interior space through fragrance?
Our team provides a list of the most popular mood enhancing scent facets along with eleven of our most popular mood-enhancing scents.
In their own fragrant way, smells relieve the stresses of every day life and profoundly affect human mood and emotion.
Their secret power lies in our ability to experience scent via the mental pathway of associative learning, in which one event or item becomes linked to another because of an experience long buried in the past.
The olfactory bulb is part of the brain’s limbic system, which contains the mental structures that control emotion and memory.
These include the amygdala and the hippocampus.
Although the majority of odor responses are acquired during childhood, they can occur at any juncture in life.
Whenever a new aroma is detected, associative learning mechanisms come into play, determining the perception of that particular scent.
Preferences for a particular cuisine are the perfect example of how associative learning influences the emotional context of smells.
A food smell remembered from many years ago can be linked with a specific event and when it does, it always marks a reset back to that event no matter what it was or how long ago it was first encountered.
No other sensory system has this type of intimate connection with the brain and no other fragrances are more effective than those formulated by our master perfumers at Air Scent Diffusers.
Odors also have a profound influence on how we think (cognition) and how we act (behavior).
It has been scientifically ascertained that positive mood sets influence higher levels of creativity than with individuals in a bad mood.
In some studies, when participants were exposed to an odor they liked, creative problem solving was easier and better than it was when they were exposed to an unpleasant odor.
Mood’s affect on cognition is inextricably linked to an increase in productivity, performance and the tendency to help others, while negative moods have the opposite result.
Social interaction is also greatly enhanced by the presence of warm, pleasant ambient aromas, such as coffee brewing and cookies baking in family oven.
A 2005 study that was conducted by Stephen Warrenburg entitled: Effects of Fragrance on Emotions: Moods and Physiology and published in the journal, Chemical Senses, concluded that certain fragrances affect mood by eliciting a muscle-relaxing effect.
In response, a comprehensive database was created that analyzed how fragrances around the world affected moods. Researchers discovered that specific scents have the ability to reduce stress in individuals when they are introduced to certain fragrances.
Studies concerning children and cross-cultural research reinforce the belief that responses to odors are learned by associated learning and some have indicated that learning about specific odors actually begins before birth, when flavor compounds from the mother’s diet become enmeshed in the amniotic fluid, which are ingested by the developing fetus.
In those instances where expectant mothers consumed garlic, alcohol or cigarette smoke, it was discovered that their infants preferred these smells compared to infants who had not been exposed to these scents.
The following represent some of the most popular mood enhancing scent facets.
The soothing scent of apples suggests comfort and warmth, and it brings the autumn season into a home or office in a way nothing else can.
Juicy, woody, fresh and greens aspects evoke joyful memories of seasons past.
This earthy, grounding fragrance can reduce anxiety, promote sleep and balance emotions. Warm and woody, its aroma is a bit sweeter than other conifer oils.
According to a study conducted by the Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, the consumption of coffee is known to affect brain chemistry. Results indicated that when rats were stressed by a lack of sleep, the aroma of coffee caused 13 out of 17 of them to produce proteins that protect nerves from the effects of stress.
The fragrance of fresh cut grass, blossoming flowers and the ocean breeze are aromas associated with the warmer months of the year.
These potent scents spark the recall of summers past, and grass alone is very calming and soothing to the human spirit.
Its secret power lies in the world of neuroscience.
A scientist at the University Of Queensland in Australia produced a freshly-cut grass-scented perfume after seven years of research, which determined that when grass is freshly cut, it releases a chemical that acts upon the limbic system of the brain, which controls memory and emotion.
The haunting fragrance of jasmine is uplifting and known to improve feelings of optimism and encourage productivity.
It can also provide a boost to self-confidence.
A study conducted in 2010 discovered that jasmine oil made subjects feel “more alert, more vigorous, and helped relieve depression.
Well known for its power to induce focus and concentration, lemon intensifies energy levels and improves mood.
Its light, clean aroma is also often associated with cleanliness and its proven ability to lift sad spirits.
When it comes to the ability to provide a sense of calm amid the turmoil of every day living, lavender is king.
Its soothing, floral, fresh and woody facets aid in relaxation and ease anxiety levels. Its redolent properties soothe tension and promote healthful sleep.
This herb is wonderful for reducing stress levels and it may even ease the discomfort of a tension headache.
This fresh, light, intensely lemon-edged scent is known for its ability to lower anxiety and brighten moods.
Lemongrass also enhances fragrances containing facets of rich, spicy ginger, minty, sharp eucalyptus, herbaceous thyme, dry cedar wood and earthy, nutty sage.
With a sweetness kissed by the sun, oranges are a citrus fruit with the power to affect feelings of tranquility and contentment. Its aroma is instantly relaxing and has been known to lessen feelings of aggression and increase positive thoughts.
A favorite ingredient among mood enhancing scents developed by Air Scent Diffusers, sandalwood is earthy, grounding and peaceful.
It has been used for a myriad of purposes in alternative medicine for centuries, and its rich, creamy and woodsy fragrance is an olfactory journey into a wet, green forest replete with lush, colorful blooms.
Vanilla provides a potent calming effect. Seed pods emit a sweet scent that relieves stress and anxiety and encourages happy thoughts.
The following represent 11 of our most popular mood-enhancing scents that will help to transform the vibe of any interior.
Santal Diffuser Oil
A luxurious bold blend, this passionate and unforgettable fragrance is an olfactory journey into the depths of the dark, wet forests of the night and the crackling, smoky warmth of an open fire.
The inclusion of potent, parched, woody and smoky papyrus adds a deep dimension of fragrance to this stunning formulation that is ultimately fused with aspects of slightly sweet, pungent and woody cardamon and sensual musk.
Restful Lavender Diffuser Oil
Designed for use with the Aroma Styler diffuser system, this potent, floral, clean fragrance is very popular in aromatherapy practice where it serves to ease the symptoms associated with anxiety and stress.
Brimming with facets of floral serene and sugary lavender, these elements soon surrender to a heart note featuring earthy, green geranium and ultimately completes with a soft, woody base note.
Tahitian Sunrise Diffuser Oil
Specifically designed to work with the Aroma Styler HVAC diffuser, this tropical, fruity Air Wisp fragrance flows with opening notes of succulent, sugary pineapple, mild, subtle cassaba melon, juicy orange, velvety peach, milky coconut and aromatic, fruity wild cherry.
These fleeting facets soon drift into a middle note marked by aspects of light, floral and musty cyclamen and intense night blooming jasmine, which ultimately blend into a base note of passionate, earthy musk that completes this beguiling fragrance.
White Tea and Thyme Diffuser Oil
This fragrance, like all others our master perfumers create, is formulated with the highest quality of raw and natural ingredients.
The woodsy, smoky and sacred character of incense fused with herbal floral facets such as haunting jasmine, velvety rose and nutty, earthy sage, ultimately blend into a base note marked by potent, herbaceous thyme, bright lily pad, warm, rich amber and clean, balsamic cedar.
Beach Dreams Dry Vapor Scentsia Cartridge
This tropical olfactory delight whispers of warm summer breezes and moon-lit, shimmering sands.
Bursting with fruity facets of vanilla nuanced and gingery mango, powdery, sugary pomegranate, lush and waxy pineapple, creamy, sweet black coconut and slightly pungent banana, these opening aspects soon drift into a subtle floral heart and finally meld into a final base note of earthy, sweet nectar, light, complex teakwood, warm cinnamon-and vanilla tinged tonka bean.
This cartridge is designed specifically for the Aroma Beam air freshener diffuser.
Sensational Dry Vapor Scentsia Cartridge
A top note bursting with tart, flavorsome and inspiring grapefruit, sour-sweet lemon and sharp lime opens this rich and cheerful fragrance.
These aspects soon fade into a herbal/floral middle note characterized by clean, sharp rosemary, spicy, green basil, minty, pine, honey-like eucalyptus, buttery gardenia, bright, piquant carnation and intoxicating night blooming jasmine.
A final fusion of dark, sensual patchouli, warm, rich amber and balsamic, green Douglas fir finishes the scent.
Spa Renewal Dry Vapor Scentsia Cartridge
This invigorating and revitalizing scent streams with opening facets of fresh, marine sea air, clean, crunchy almond kernel, and nuances of luscious, exotic fruit.
These aspects soon flow into a heart note bouquet featuring dreamy, musky rose, leafy, shimmering water-lily, musty, green cyclamen, pristine, earthy and slightly sugary sea kelp and intensely lemony and gingery lemongrass.
This Scentsia cartridge refill fragrance completes with a base note marked by woody, spicy and heady blue sage.
Lilac Dry Wafer Refill With Citrus
This fine fragrance streams with top notes of sharp, shimmering citrus that fold into an exotic heart note bouquet marked by aspects of haunting, intense jasmine, dreamy, musky rose, bright, tropical lily, spicy, vivid carnation and milky, almond-nuanced lilac.
The scent completes with a final base note of warm, dry cedar wood and dark, sensual patchouli.
Linen Fresh Dry Vapor Wafer
This classic fragrance conjures the quintessence of fresh linen.
It streams with top notes marked by a potent blend of citrusy, powdery and woodsy clean cotton, sugary, floral dryer sheets and aromatic bar soap.
These elements soon drift into a floral heart note of romantic, dreamy rose, potent, sweet, piquant and fruity clove leaf and sea-inspired, ozonic aqua marine.
This scent completes with a base note featuring musky, earthy, and tangy cashmere.
Utopia Wafer And Scentsia Fragrance Refill
This cutting edge white flower bouquet fragrance is a sophisticated, musky, warm and spicy amalgam that was developed in 2014.
Delicate and fruity accents of sharp grapefruit, sour-sweet lemon and fresh, crisp apple characterize the top notes, which soon meld into a heart note nuanced by dreamy rose, exhilarating jasmine, lustrous tuberose, sugary and feminine lily-of-the-valley and creamy gardenia.
Base notes of rich, honey-like amber and musky driftwood complete this high-end fragrance.
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