Why Do Scents Make You Happy?

Have you ever wondered why different scents create different moods in you?


Scents trigger moods because of associative learning— your subconscious mind associates the experience you are having with the particular mood you are in. When you come across that same scent in the future, your mind automatically brings back the original memory and feeling, whether good or bad.


What is your favorite scent or aroma that creates an instant positive mood for you? Let me know at info@aromaseize.com


Here are some fun facts you might be interested in…



One of the most popular scents according to Chemical Senses and International Flavors and Fragrance. They’ve overwhelmingly found that the rich aroma of vanilla bean makes people feel happy and relaxed.


Citrus is a great way to lift your spirits and create an uplifting aroma in your home. I personally love my citrus burst combination of lemon, pink grapefruit, orange and tangerine. It is so uplifting and smells so fresh.


A series of studies at Rutgers University found the aroma of flowers induce powerful and positive emotions. Exposure to floral scents, like jasmine and rose, can increase your immediate association with happy thoughts.


Peppermint helps wake you up by stimulating your mind and body and it also helps elevate your mood. Research has also proven that peppermint essential oil help open the bronchial tubes and makes breathing easier. All around it boosts energy, invigorates your mind, promotes a positive attitude, clearer thinking, and better concentration. I wish I would have known this when I was in college 😊


Lavender is an extremely popular aroma. Most of us know that is promotes relaxation and better sleep but did you know that it’s been proven time and time again to improve moods and soothe anxiety. A study from the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that smelling lavender significantly improves mood, makes you feel more relaxed, and even helps you perform computations quicker. This is one of my best-selling soaps and room sprays.


On a fun note, I came across a Cosmo article that rated the top 30 most popular scents that I found interesting, especially being a candle maker, I tend to create candles that love, but maybe it’s time to open up to some of these aromas.


Let me know which ones you’d love me to add to our line…


  1. Cookies Fresh Out the Oven
  2. Melted Chocolate
  3. Sexy Man Smell
  4. Brewing Coffee
  5. Fresh Mowed Grass
  6. Bacon -To me this would be a disgusting candle!! 😉
  7. Vanilla
  8. New Car Smell – what is this smell? Leather? Chemical plastic?
  9. Fresh Air
  10. Coconut
  11. Clean Clothes
  12. Pizza
  13. Oranges
  14. Seawater
  15. Burning Wood
  16. Morning Dew in the Countryside
  17. Home Smell
  18. Baby
  19. Onions Baking in the Oven With a Roast Beef
  20. Sharpies
  21. Books
  22. Cinnamon Buns
  23. Cake Baking
  24. Freshly Baked Bread
  25. Men’s cologne
  26. Sangria
  27. Thanksgiving Dinner
  28. Fall Rain and Air
  29. Christmas Trees
  30. Fireplace
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