5 Lovely Scents That Evoke Emotion

Our sense of smell is the most powerful for triggering emotions. The perception of smell consists not only of the sensation of the odours themselves but of the experiences and emotions associated with these sensations. Here are five scents that can elicit emotions:

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Jasmine

Jasmine is used to calm nerves to those that are stressed out or overwhelmed. Moreover, it stimulates feelings of positivity and energy.

Patchouli

Patchouli has been shown to increase confidence in people, leading people to work better and harder.

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Rose

The scent of roses have been known to aid with remembering new information. It has been shown that a slight rose scent can help people set their memories when they learn new information.

Peppermint

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The smell of peppermint is very invigorating. When exposed to this scent, runners can run faster or have a more optimal workout session.

Vanilla

The scent of vanilla can help with weight loss by evoking the feeling of satisfaction. It’s not recommended to smell this on an empty stomach because it can make you hungrier with its sweet aroma; however, after having a healthy lunch, it can help curb the cravings for sweets.