Discover How Perfume Affects Your Mood

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Fragrance can both affect and change your mood.  Not only does fragrance affect mood, but it can enhance work performance and behavior in various ways.  It almost seems magical, but according to science, the fragrance is not working on “us.”  We work on the fragrance through life experiences with them.

This is based on “associative learning.”  Associative learning is the process of items or events linking to a person’s individual past experiences.  Certain fragrances may trigger certain feelings and emotions for different people.  What might bring peace and serenity to some, many not be the same for others.

How does perfume affect my mood?

Many perfumes offer a sort of aromatherapy quality and effect, and can easily work to alter the mood.  Knowing that fragrances have this power to alter and affect mood, perfume companies and fragrance companies work diligently in creating new fragrances that will offer positive mood change benefits. Some of the positive mood change benefits that you can expect to find from a perfume with aromatherapy qualities include:

  • Increased alertness
  • Invigoration
  • Uplifting mood
  • Relaxation
  • Feeling motivated

How do I know which fragrance to choose from?

By trying them out and testing them.  Breathe in the scents of various perfumes and fragrances, then go by your own personal instincts as to which fragrance you think will not only make you smell lovely but that might also offer some added aromatherapy benefits.  You should learn which scents bring about the mood or feeling that you’re looking for.

Why you should choose perfume when you’re in a good mood vs. bad mood?

Did you know that the mood you’re in will greatly affect your ability to choose the right perfume while perfume shopping?  It can and that is because your mood affects your body’s PH balance.  When you’re in a good mood, your body is balanced and your olfactory sensory system (your sense of smell) is at its peak.  But when you’re in a bad mood, the effects of stress and other factors can inhibit your olfactory system.  So, you’ll want to perfume shop when stress levels are low and you’re in high-spirits.

Match the mood intent that you’d like to achieve by choosing fragrances with these scents:


Calming and Relaxing Scents:  Chamomile; Jasmine; Lavender; Neroli; Sandalwood; Vanilla; Allspice Berry; Rosewood; Sandalwood; Frankincense.


Refreshing, Revitalizing and Uplifting Scents:  Orange; Anise; Citrus; Cypress; Eucalyptus; Geranium; Ginger; Grapefruit; Lemon; Lime; Myrrh; Nutmeg; Peppermint; Pine; Rose; Rosewood; Spearmint; Tangerine; Spruce; Tea Tree; Thyme; Winter Green.

There are so many wonderful scents and fragrances to choose from that can both inspire and alter mood, which makes it more fun for perfume lovers everywhere to experiment with and add to their perfume collections. The best place to explore more at TICINO PARIS.