So you probably know how the air used to smell at your grandparents’ little piece of land outside town, where you used to spend weekends as a child.
And you like to use the same perfume on you anniversaries like on your first, oh so romantic date.
It’s not merely a habit. The smell is strongly linked to our memory. The scent, carried by the olfactory nerve, has a strong ability to actuate powerful responses, i.e. bring memories. According to scientists, it is due to this nerve´s proximity to the hippocampus, the brain structure involved in memory and the amygdala, the part of the brain involved in emotion.
And here comes the tricky part. The smell is as subjective of senses, as any other. The links between scents and memories (situations, images etc.) created initially by our brain are linked to very specific moments, therefore bring very specific feeling, make us feel in a very specific way. So I do love the smell of fresh mint, that reminds me of the brew my mom makes from the leaves freshly picked from her little garden, while my friend associates it with food indigestion and it repulses her.
I consciously surround myself with beautiful scents; aromas that bring memories, that relax or invigorate, that finally make some moments more complete. When buying candles or any other aromatherapy product of choice I am most of the time driven by memories or a certain feeling I want to evoke. I will, however, not base my evaluations of the products presented in this blog on the feelings they bring. I shall definitely refer to my motivation when buying a candle; my aim is, however, to present an objective evaluation of the product’s general quality, above all when it comes to scent, ingredients and appearance. I hope to be able to create reviews detailed enough to help you find the aromatherapy products, especially candles, that beautifully complement the spaces that surround you and leave enough place for pleasant and surprising finds while you search for new scents (finds I hope you will eventually share in the comment section :).
Feel free to comment or contact me on any content or technical related blog issue.
Thoughts on any particular product, manufacturer or technicality are more than welcome.
Thank you for taking your time to read this very long and satisfying (at least to me) first blog post and hope to have interested you in more content.
Happy smelling :)