The use of aroma to enhance well-being dates back thousands of years. All across the world in all cultures scent and aromatherapy are used in perfumes and medicines. Scent can trigger wonderful memories of events and places and can change your mood and mind in a moment. Today the term aromatherapy refers to the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in massage or baths. It is used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental conditions. There is no doubt the power of fragrance. But how do I know what fragrance is right for my mood and my home. To understand what you are looking for in a scent for your home you must first understand some basic scent 101.
We can generally put the scents we see in home fragrance into 4 different categories. Each category of scents has its own unique characteristics with different benefits and mood enhancing properties. Let’s explore them below.
Citrus scents are crisp and invigorating. Citrus has been known to lift your mood. The scent can boost your body’s production of serotonin, making you feel happy. Scents that are often associated with Citrus include notes of lemon, orange, grapefruit, and bergamot. Lemon scent promotes concentration and has calming and clarifying properties that are helpful when you’re feeling angry, anxious of run down. Experts connect lemon with an increase in mental stimulation, calm, and clarity.
If you are looking for a citrus scent to add to your home try ANTICA FARMACISTA Lemon, Verbena & Cedar. A complex twist on a traditional lemon scent.
These scents are refreshing and clean. Fresh scents usually harness the ocean breeze or harness herbal notes from nature. Examples of fresh notes include Lavender, Jasmine, and Lotus flower. Lavender has calming properties that help control emotional stress. Lavender has a soothing effect on your nerves and can relieve nervous tension and depression, as well as migraines and headaches. Lavender is very well known for its connection to restful sleep patterns.
If you’re looking for a Lavender scent may we suggest ANTICA FARMACISTA Lavender & Lime Blossom. This soft fragrance is the perfect mix of soothing lavender and crisp lime blossom, leaving you calm and ready to relax.
Heady warm florals are intoxicating and romantic. Floral scents have been known to promote social behaviour and happiness. Some of these heady warm floral scents come from Lily, Rose, Gardenia, and Paeonia. As their name suggests their scent will usually transport you to an enchanted flower garden.
Some of our favourite Heady Florals are ANTICA FARMACISTA Casablanca a spicy lily scent with Ylang Ylang. Why does Ylang Ylang sound so familiar? This fragrance is one of the main notes of many popular fragrances such as Chanel No. 5.
Green florals have “green” leafy notes. They are fresh but also have more depth than heady florals. Green florals can be describing as outdoorsy, they are captivating and earthy. Giving off a calm and soothing effect. Green florals include white musk, oak, and fig leaf.
Looking to find a bit of the outdoors inside try ANTICA FARMACISTA Fig Leaf. An earthy green scent evoking a feeling of a summer stroll through a fig grove.
Warm scents are also sometimes considered a spicy scent. Transporting you to a comfortable cozy place. They include sharp and rich fragrances like cinnamon, gloves, chai, cardamom, and sandalwood. Warm scents such as sandalwood, leave you feeling safe and calm.
Some of our favourites include ANTICA FARMACISTA Santorini. A medley of crisp citrus, and green notes paired with natural wood essences.
Ready to transport your mind and body into a world of calm and relaxation? Or maybe you’re ready to feel a renewed energy to tackle your day. Head over to our online cart and view our many home fragrances options. Don’t forget to try our customer favourite ANTICA FARMACISTA Prosecco. Inspired by the unique spirit and style of truly exceptional prosecco, this fragrance is vibrant, fresh and ravishing.