How Fragrance Families have an Impact on your Self-Care Rituals

The principle of self-care is taking time to slow down and take care of ourselves while enjoying the simple things in life in the midst of our otherwise frantic schedules. As part of our self-care rituals, it has been shown that scents can be a powerful benefit. According to scientists, using perfume can boost your mood, give us a sense of distinctiveness, and bring back fond memories. Here is a selection of fragrance families and how they affect your mood to enhance your self-care rituals. 

Let Limonene Uplift your Spirits:  Limonene fragrances such as lemon, lime, and tangerine can help to energise the body and mind while promoting positive emotions. It works to relieve stress and combat negative emotions such as sadness and anxiety. Limonene helps us feel focused and energised by reducing fatigue and lifting our spirits. Path of Lemons is one of our favourites and will lift your spirits with just one spray – a perfect blend of Bergamot, grapefruit, and tangerine.

Stabilise with Wood: Woody fragrances are distinguished by their rich, earthy aromas, with the overarching scent attributed to notes of woods, roots, and, in some cases, leaves. Consider the scents of sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, birch, and vetiver. Woody fragrances have the ability to cocoon you, allowing you to feel grounded, deeply rooted, and connected to your inner strength. Sharing its name with the Norse Goddess of the Sea, Rán represents power and has notes of guaiac wood, cedar wood, musk, and patchouli. These combine to create a rich, relaxing, and grounding experience. 

Soothe and Restore with Fougère:  The term “at one with nature” comes to mind when thinking of fougères. Scents that remind us of nature and the great outdoors can help relieve anxiety and soothe the mind. The notes in these fragrances evoke woodland walks and freshly mown grass. This fragrance family is made up of herbs that are often combined with woody notes. Rose Taif is the perfect scent for this; the complex layering of coriander, cardamon, geranium, rose taif, and oakmoss helps you to relax and unwind.

Calming and Comforting Gourmand: Sugar primarily serves to fuel our bodies and relax our minds. Consider a crying baby: a drop of sugary water will instantly make them feel better! Gourmand fragrances have the same effect on us, making us feel good and at ease. Gourmand scents are extremely potent because they immediately elicit a positive emotion. We immediately feel a sense of well-being, happiness, and satisfaction. Discover Parisian Embrace, a classic Gourmand fragrance. This perfume combines peaches, pears, almond liquorice, vanilla, and brown sugar to create an extremely comforting scent.

The positive impact of scent can have a powerful effect on our wellbeing. Introducing scents into our daily routine, and as part of our self-care rituals, can help to lift our spirits, relax, calm and comfort us. Explore our full selection in The Sentier Set and discover which scents evoke your senses.  You can also read about How you can build your own fragrance wardrobe here.


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