The sweet smell of pumpkin spice pervading the air can mean only one thing: fall has arrived. But what is it that makes this delightful aroma so synonymous with autumn? Why do we associate the delicious bouquet with this time of year in particular?
The answer is quite simple—it’s that of memory.
The Emotional Link
Smell is the only one of our five senses that’s transmitted directly to the emotional center of the brain. The molecules of an odor hit the nose and travel straight to the area that’s involved with learning and memory, the amygdala. This causes certain fragrances to instantly trigger memories of times we smelled a particular scent in the past. The more times this association is made, the stronger the link becomes.
The delicious aroma of pumpkin spice is one that’s been favored at this time of year since the 1930s. The scent of sweet baked pumpkin is one that fires memories of the autumn harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving… In short, it signals the beginning of the holiday season, something most of us connect with happy childhood memories that linger, no matter how many years along the path of life we might be right now.
Spice Up Your Life With Comforting Seasonal Aromas
Scenting your home or business premises with a carefully curated fragrance not only puts you in the holiday frame of mind, but it also has a great effect on mood and morale because of this subconscious link between delicious pumpkin spice and good times.
The aroma of baked pumpkin bubbling away in nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and brown sugar, evokes sweet memories. This has the effect of stimulating the body to produce the hormone dopamine, a vital natural chemical that plays a pivotal role in how happy we feel. In both the home and work environment such benefits are multiple: boosting positive emotions and generally increasing the feel good factor for all who enter such a deliciously scented location.
Elegant Scenting Solutions
Delivering the ultimate seasonal pumpkin spice fragrance to a chosen area is now easily done using the technologically advanced process of cold air diffusion via a scent diffuser machine. Such an option uses an existing HVAC system to bring a level of uniform fragrance to areas of all sizes, from a single room to an entire building with multiple levels.
Aroma360 provides such scenting solutions to suit both home and business, all of which use a gentle, environmentally friendly process to diffuse the molecules of their therapeutic grade essential oils throughout the desired area.
The exquisite fragrance of their delectable Pumpkin Spice is the perfect complement to the upcoming holiday season. In addition to enjoying the scent through their range of scent diffuser machines, you can also choose the atmospheric alternative of a classic candle presented in a wonderfully seasonal harvest orange glass jar.