The Power of Scent and How to Use it in Your Home
No other sense evokes memory the way scent does.
One of the books I was fondest of in my childhood was Bambi. Not your ordinary Bambi storybook, but a vintage "scratch-and-sniff". In the midst of handpainted forest scenery bathed in cool pastel hues of watercolour, a little patch is glossed. Scratch the patch and you release the scent of the scene. An evergreen forest's damp earthy scent. Creamy, fruity wildflower bushes. Aromatic minty herbs of the thicket where Bambi was born. The field of violets where Bambi met a skunk, the new friend fortunately not represented by a scent patch.
Memories of Bambi cling the strongest to me because of the interweaving of scent. Till today, woody perfume and wildflowers captivate me like no other. Cedar. Oak. Birch. Moss. Orchid.
Research shows that what we find appealing in a scent is often a scent your brain registered as a positive memory. Our minds have a repertoire of not just perfumes but also familiar scents that make up daily life.
Stew simmering in the aspiring gourmand's studio apartment.
The mix of oils and sharp turpentine in the artist's garage.
Caramel sweetness of a newborn baby.
Leather accessories of the refined gentleman.
Watercolor Illustrations by Ottocento
The effect of scent can be inexplicable. Indeed, the human language is known to be insufficient to describe scent. Powerless we may be to convey exactly what we smell, we do have the power to change our states of mind with our olfactory senses. In the course of human history, we've discovered the effect a particular scent has on people. The key is knowing and when and where to use them. Candles are one of the best ways to create an entire atmosphere of scent.
Fragranced Candle No. 19 Blue Ginger has notes of Sicilian lemon, mandarin orange and ginger that transforms your mindset from dull to lively.
Fragranced Candle No. 7 Lavender Cedar paints a picture of meadows in the Mediterranean, a playful blend of lavender, patchouli, vanilla, musk and tonka bean.
Classic Fragranced Candle No. 1 Tuberose is the fragrance dreams are made of. Treat yourself to a profusion of white flowers such as lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, jasmine and prized tuberose.
4. Living Room
Love wooden panels and furniture? Bring your beautiful interiors to attention by lighting Classic Fragrance No. 2 Bois de Figuier. Fig, woody musk and amber is as unique as your space.
Earl Grey tea fans, rejoice. Classic Fragranced Candle No. 18 Bergame builds upon the aromatic ingredients of Earl Grey such as bergamot, tea and spices.
Every candle is a carefully crafted, well-thought scent built by masters of the art of perfumery to create a harmonious sense of place in your home. Once you discover your signature scent, shop online to keep your home heavenly.