January 5, 2024

What are happy fragrances?

It’s cold, dark and moody outside. The festivities are over, family have departed and it’s back to work. This can take some adjusting both physically and mentally. You’ve probably got a list of New Year resolutions or new things you’ve set to achieve in the year ahead. 

And when it’s cold and dark outside, it can be hard to find that internal motivation to put on your leggings and go on a run or start that Pilates class you signed up for a week ago.

Did you know that fragrance has the ability to lift your mood and there are scientifically proven happy fragrances? We have a range of Bath, Body & Home products, all created with real perfume and designed to change the atmosphere and mood of a room. Let’s discuss the happy fragrances and which ones are best for you this January.

The Positive Effects of Fragrance on Wellbeing: The Science.

There is no shortage of research into the calming and healing effects of fragrance on the body and its ability to help with emotional wellbeing. Certain scents can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which contribute to feelings of happiness and relaxation – bring on the happy fragrances!

Scents send signals to our limbic system, which is the sector of the brain that controls memory and emotion. According to a 2011 study conducted by Masahiro et al, positive emotions, which can be elicited by certain fragrances have been proven to lower stress levels and improve overall mental outlook. 

According to Stephen Warrenburg of Oxford University, an aroma can significantly promote stress reduction and improve mood. Still another 2011 study conducted by Matsunaga et al, concluded that participants who smelled a nostalgic odour (one that was considered personal to each individual), experienced an autobiographic memory.

What Are These Happy Fragrances?

There are a variety of functional fragrances that can promote stress reduction, improve mood and make you feel happy! Some of our favourite fragrances and ones that you can find in the Top, Heart and Base notes of our products are:

Freshly cut grass: There’s actually a chemical released from the grass when a lawn is mowed and has been scientifically proven to make people feel happy.

Clary sage: An essential oil that can be used to relive anxiety, stress and tension.

Pine: One study found that people who walk through a pine forest, reported significant feelings of happiness and relaxation.

Citrus: Known energy boosters, found to lift your mood with a little ‘liquid sunshine’.

Jasmine: Good for mediation, inducing joy and happiness.

Lavender: A relaxing scent that is known to be a stimulant and a sedative.

Bring the Happy Fragrances in the Home.

So, how can we bring these happy fragrances into the home and insight joy into every room? We pride ourselves on our fragrances, boasting collections of Reed Diffusers, Luxury Candles, Bath & Shower Gels, Lavish Body Creams and Hand Care. Here are some of our top products that exude happiness with every flick of a flame and turn of the tap.

Summer Rising: The Ultimate Happy Fragrance.

The Summer Rising collection is an immaculate fragrance evoking the beginnings of summer, with clean notes of Tangerine, Orange Blossom, Moss and freshly cut Grass. With Top and Heart Notes combining citrus and cut grass, your bound to get a significant mood boost from your morning shower.

Pinewood Room Fragrance

Inspired by the fresh, evergreen scents of Scotland’s ancient forests, this uplifting fragrance brings together invigorating Pine, Elemi and Cypress; sappy notes of Cedarwood, Guaiac Wood and Fir; and the lingering woody earthiness of Patchouli, Vetiver and Musk.

Wandering through a pine forest is the ultimate relaxation technique, think of forest bathing and tree hugging. Fill your home with the enchantment of an evergreen forest. 

Tea Rose Candle & Shower Gel Gift Set

The Luxury Tea Rose Shower Gel and Candle Duo, a pure and charming scent, with all the grace and finesse of a London afternoon tea, steeped in Black Tea Leaves and English Rose Petals, and blended with refreshing notes of Jasmine, Bergamot and Clary Sage.

The synergistic combination of Jasmine and Clary Sage is one filled with relaxation and joy. Light our Luxury Single-Wick Candle and allow the subtle fragrance to waft seamlessly through your home engulfing every corner and turning it into a sanctuary.


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